A 19-year-old Sri Lankan named Hinsara Mudalige Pawani Hanasika Perera is contesting for the Florence City Council at the Italian Local Government elections, it was reported.
She is said to be the youngest person ever to contest an election in Italy.
Pawani said her sole purpose of taking up politics was to serve the people.
She is an advanced level student and her father Sinhara Mudalige Saman Perera, a social worker, has also been a member of a local body.
Pawani says she is following in her father’s footstep. (Nadeesha Athukorala)