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 and 2022 State elections, I have been building upon our State 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 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.  The law firm 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 United Workers Union (formerly National Union of Workers) 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 believe that community matters. I joined the Victorian Parliament so that I could work with former Premier Daniel Andrews, Premier Jacinta Allan and the rest of our Labor team to build fairer communities where people have the jobs and housing they need for a secure future.