Weerasangilige Wimal Weerawansa is considered as a revolutionary politician influenced by socialism in Sri Lanka.
He was born March 07th, 1965. He started politics with Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) during its second insurrection. He was the propaganda secretary and also a politburo member of the JVP.
He is also a journalist who produced articles in a pen names; Wimalasiri Gamlath and Wanshanatha. He wrote articles in Lakdiva and Hiru, pro-JVP periodicals.
Presently he represents Sri Lanka Parliament as a Member of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
He is also the leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF).
He served as the Minister of Construction and Housing from 2010 to 2015 under President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Wimal Weerawansa is married to Ranasinghe Mudiyanselage Shirsha Udayanthi (Sashi Weerawans). They have a son (Wibhuthi Wishwajith Weerawansa) and a daughter (Wimasha Wishwadari).