Australian Federal Election 2022 – Candidates of Sri Lankan Heritage contesting for various parties

Australian Federal Election 2022 – Candidates of Sri Lankan Heritage contesting for various parties

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah is Labor’s candidate for Higgins


Cassandra Fernando – Labour Candidate for Holt – Victoria


Source: ALP
Cassandra is a proud migrant, a pastry chef, an advocate for essential workers and the Federal Labor Candidate for Holt.

She came to Australia with her family when she was 11, and she has called Melbourne’s South-East home ever since. 

Having made this journey, her parents taught her to never take anything for granted and instilled three values that she has upholds to this day: hard work, commitment and gratitude. 

Her parents taught her that she was entitled to a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work as well as the importance of being committed to the community.  

She began working at Woolies Dandenong Plaza as a teenager, and spent almost 15 years baking, stacking shelves and making lifelong friends. 

She now represents workers in the retail and fast food industries, fighting to improve the pay and conditions of my former colleagues—essential workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.

She has also volunteered to tutor migrants and refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds so they can make the best of every opportunity. 

Her parents also taught her to be grateful—to her community and to Australia—and never miss an opportunity to repay the gratitude. 

She decided to become the Candidate for Holt because she knew that only a Labor Government can deliver a better future for Holt—a future in which families like hers are not held back or left behind. 

Australian Federal Election 2022: A Sri Lankan origin candidate contesting for Holt division in Victoria speaks to the SBS Sinhala Radio
Liberal Candidate – Ranj Perera, who is contesting for the Holt electoral division – Victoria in this Federal election

Australian Federal Election 2022


Virosh Perera – Liberal Candidate for Scullin – Liberal Victoria

virosh perera - eLanka

My vision for Scullin is for a safer place to live, lowering the cost of living for families and small business, reducing traffic, and preserving family and community values.

A vote for Virosh Perera is a vote for a champion for our community.

I am involved in politics because as a father, I believe that focused advocacy can transform our communities. I am immensely proud of Scullin’s migrant community and what we have been able to achieve together.

I am honoured to have been selected as a multicultural brand ambassador for the AFL, Cricket Australia, Melbourne Stars, and the Commonwealth Games. Along with my passion for entrepreneurship and education I hope to help create the environment in which the families of Scullin can achieve their full potential.
Source: Liberal Victoria 

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