Third-year arts student Kalith Nanayakkara has won the VP external race in this year’s AMS Elections. Nanayakkara was running in a contested race against Remzi M. Xhemalce Fuentes and Andy Wu.
He won on a platform that pledged to prioritize affordability, climate action and support for Indigenous and international students.
“I’m just incredibly grateful for everyone in my life and that’s my biggest takeaway,” he said upon hearing the results.
Nanayakkara’s term will begin on May 1, 2020.
“It’s not about Kalith, it’s about everyone that supported me,” he said. “They didn’t vote for me, they voted for themselves.”