My Story

Thanks for stopping by and checking my little space on the web. It is a privilege to be the State Labor Member for Narre Warren South.

Thanks to your support at the 2018 State election, I have already started building upon the Andrews Government’s achievements in our wonderful community. I'm proud to be part of a strong, stable Victorian Government that is making sure we all have the secure jobs, communities and infrastructure we need to build better lives for ourselves and our families.

I grew up in the south-eastern suburb of Springvale - the Australian-born son of Sri Lankan migrants. My parents' journey was made for the pursuit of a better life for their children and for themselves. They knew that the opportunities that they sought for their family could not be found in their homeland.

I was fortunate to have an excellent public education and access to university opportunities that I would not have otherwise had. I've worked as a musician, teacher and lawyer in a suburban law firm that was a key part of its community - running cases on behalf of its constituents often against large corporates or statutory authorities.  I have also been a board director of commercial and not-for profit boards.

For over 15 years I worked at the National Union of Workers (now United Workers Union) where for the last four years I was its Victorian Secretary. Each day I proudly represented over 25,000 members who built strength for working people and their communities through campaigning, organising and winning.

My greatest achievement and joy in life has been my two school-aged daughters – who I proudly raise and co-parent with their mother.

I truly believe that community matters. I joined the Victorian Parliament so that I could work with Premier Daniel Andrews and the rest of our team to build fairer communities where people have the jobs and housing they need to build a secure future for themselves and their families.