Biographical entry: Sirra, Faneta (1950 - )



Faneta Sirra was born in east Fataleka on Malaita in 1950, and educated at Ofakwasi primary School (1958-1962). He served in the Solomon Islands Police Force (1963-1968) and then spent four years working for the Malaita Council (q.v.) as Secretary of the East Fataleka Area Committee. He was elected to the Legislative Council (q.v.) in 1976 as the representative of East Malaita. When he took six months off from his Council work to attend a Christian study course in New Zealand he was roundly criticised and many called for his dismissal. (SND 9 July 1976)

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  • Solomons News Drum, 1974-1982. Details