Shehara Herath, Attorney-at-law handed over his nominations from United National Party to contest in the Gampaha District. He is a former Advisor to Karu Jayasuriya, 20th Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He is also a relative of Shirly Corea former Speaker of Sri Lanka Parliament and Gamini Corea, former politician of the United National Party.
Shehara is known for his work at Janapahana Foundation which he founded to promote law and human rights in the country. He was at the forefront of pressuring the government to introduce law as a basket subject for students facing the G.C.E. Advanced and Ordinary Level examinations. Shehara will be the youngest candidate to contest from the Gamapaha District under the United National Party.