15th Parliament of Sri Lanka

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15th Parliament of Sri Lanka
14th 16th
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Overview
Meeting place Sri Lankan Parliament Building
Term 1 September 2015 (2015-09-01) –
Election 17 August 2015
Website parliament.lk
Parliamentarians
Members 225
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya (UNP)
Deputy Speaker and
Chairman of Committees
Vacant [1]
Deputy Chairman of Committees Selvam Adaikalanathan (TELO)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (UNP)
Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan (ITAK)
Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella (UNP)
Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunathilaka (UNP)
Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayaka (JVP)
Sessions
1st 1 September 2015 –

The 15th Parliament of Sri Lanka is the current Parliament of Sri Lanka, with the membership determined by the results of the 2015 parliamentary election held on 17 August 2015. The parliament met for the first time on 1 September 2015. According to the Constitution of Sri Lanka the maximum term of parliament is 5 years therefore the 16th Parliament of Sri Lanka will meet for the first time no later than 1 September 2020.

Election[edit]

Winners of polling divisions.
UNFGG in   
UPFA in   
TNA in   

The 15th parliamentary election was held on 17 August 2015.[2][3][4][5] The incumbent United National Party (UNP) led United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) won 106 seats, an increase of 46 since the 2010 election, but failed to secure a majority in Parliament.[6] The main opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won 95 seats, a decline of 49.[6][7] The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the largest party representing Sri Lankan Tamils, won 16 seats, an increase of two from 2010.[6] The remaining eight seats were won by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (6), Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (1) and Eelam People's Democratic Party (1).[8]

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2015 Sri Lankan parliamentary election[9][10]
Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
District National Total
  United National Front for Good Governance[a] 5,098,916 45.66% 93 13 106
  United People's Freedom Alliance 4,732,664 42.38% 83 12 95
  Tamil National Alliance[g] 515,963 4.62% 14 2 16
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 543,944 4.87% 4 2 6
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress[c] 44,193 0.40% 1 0 1
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 33,481 0.30% 1 0 1
  Independents 42,828 0.38% 0 0 0
  All Ceylon Makkal Congress[b] 33,102 0.30% 0 0 0
  Democratic Party 28,587 0.26% 0 0 0
Buddhist People's Front 20,377 0.18% 0 0 0
  Tamil National People's Front[h] 18,644 0.17% 0 0 0
  Ceylon Workers' Congress[d] 17,107 0.15% 0 0 0
  Frontline Socialist Party 7,349 0.07% 0 0 0
United People's Party 5,353 0.05% 0 0 0
Others 24,467 0.22% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 11,166,975 100.00% 196 29 225
Rejected Votes 517,123
Total Polled 11,684,098
Registered Electors 15,044,490
Turnout 77.66%

The new parliament was sworn in on 1 September 2015.[11] Karu Jayasuriya was elected Speaker, Thilanga Sumathipala as the Deputy Speaker and Selvam Adaikalanathan as the Deputy Chairman of Committees.[12][13] Lakshman Kiriella was appointed Leader of the House and Gayantha Karunathilaka was appointed Chief Government Whip.[14][15]

The Speaker recognised TNA leader R. Sampanthan as Leader of the Opposition on 3 September 2015.[16][17] JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka was nominated to be Chief Opposition Whip.[18][19]

The Parliament became a Constitutional Assembly on 9 March 2016 in order to formulate a new constitution for Sri Lanka.[20]

Government[edit]

On 20 August 2015 the central committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent of the UPFA, agreed to form a national government with the UNP for two years.[21][22] Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Prime Minister on 21 August 2015.[23][24] Immediately afterwards a memorandum of understanding to work together in Parliament was signed by acting SLFP general secretary Duminda Dissanayake and UNP general secretary Kabir Hashim.[25][26] On 3 September Parliament voted by 143 votes (101 UNFGG, 40 UPFA, 1 EPDP, 1 SLMC) to 16 votes (11 UPFA, 5 JVP), with 63 absent (43 UPFA, 16 TNA, 3 UNFGG, 1 JVP), to approve the formation of a national government.[27][28]

Three UNFGG cabinet ministers were sworn in on 24 August 2015.[29][30] A further 39 cabinet ministers, 28 from the UNFGG and 11 from the UPFA, were sworn in on 4 September 2015.[31][32] Three more cabinet ministers, one from the UNFGG and two from the UPFA, were sworn in on 9 September 2015.[33][34] 19 state ministers (11 UNFGG, 8 UPFA) and 21 deputy ministers (11 UNFGG, 10 UPFA) were also sworn in on 9 September 2015.[35][36] Two more deputy ministers, both from the UPFA, were sworn in on 10 September 2015.[37][38] A further cabinet minister from the UPFA was sworn in on 23 October 2015.[39][40] A further cabinet minister from the UNFGG was sworn in on 25 February 2016.[41][42][43] A UPFA state minister and two deputy ministers (one UNFGG, one UPFA) were sworn in on 6 April 2016.[44][45]

Legislation[edit]

2015
Act No. # Act Certified Text
9/2015 1 Inland Revenue (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [1]
10/2015 2 Finance Act 2015 30 October [2]
11/2015 3 Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [3]
12/2015 4 Nation Building Tax (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [4]
13/2015 5 Economic Service Charge (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [5]
14/2015 6 Betting & Gaming Levy (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [6]
2016
Act No. # Act Certified Text
1/2016 7 Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act 2016 17 February [7]
2/2016 8 Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Act 2016 17 February [8]
3/2016 9 National Minimum Wage of Workers Act 2016 23 March [9]
4/2016 10 Budgetary Relief Allowance of Workers Act 2016 23 March [10]
5/2016 11 Prescription (Special Provisions) Act 2016 26 April [11]
6/2016 12 Microfinance Act 2016 20 May [12]
7/2016 13 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Agreement (Ratification) Act 2016 30 May [13]
8/2016 14 Registration of Persons (Amendment) Act 2016 7 July [14]
9/2016 15 Mediation Board (Amendment) Act 2016 21 July [15]
10/2016 16 Homoeopathy Act 2016 27 July [16]
11/2016 17 National Research Council Act 2016 27 July [17]
12/2016 18 Right to Information Act 2016 4 August [18]
13/2016 19 Fiscal Management (Responsibility) (Amendment) Act 2016 23 August [19]
14/2016 20 Office on Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration & Discharge of Functions) Act 2016 23 August [20]
15/2016 21 Animal Feed (Amendment) Act 2016 7 September [21]
16/2016 22 Registration of Deaths (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2016 7 September [22]
17/2016 23 Universities (Amendment) Act 2016 5 October [23]
18/2016 24 Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act 2016 17 October [24]
19/2016 25 Law Commission (Amendment) Act 2016 17 October [25]
20/2016 26 Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2016 1 November [26]
21/2016 27 Ports & Airports Development Levy (Amendment) Act 2016 7 November [27]
22/2016 28 Nation Building Tax (Amendment) Act 2016 7 November [28]
23/2016 29 Appropriation (Amendment) Act 2016 7 November [29]
24/2016 30 Appropriation Act 2016 10 December [30]
2017
Act No. # Act Certified Text
1/2017 31 Medical (Amendment) Act 2017 21 February [31]
2/2017 32 Divineguama (Amendment) Act 2017 21 February [32]
3/2017 33 Land (Restrictions on Alienation) (Amendment) Act 2017 22 February [33]
4/2017 34 Engineering Council, Sri Lanka Act 2017 9 March [34]
5/2017 35 Revocation of irrevocable Deeds of Gift on the ground of Gross Ingratitude Act 2017 4 April [35]
6/2017 36 National Transport Commission (Amendment) Act 2017 7 April [36]
7/2017 37 Economic Service Charge (Amendment) Act 2017 17 May [37]
8/2017 38 Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2017 7 June [38]
9/2017 39 Office on Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) (Amendment) Act 2017 3 July [39]
10/2017 40 Registration of Electors Act 2017 21 July [40]
11/2017 41 Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Act 2017 25 July [41]
12/2017 42 Foreign Exchange Act 2017 28 July [42]
13/2017 43 Nation Building Tax (Amendment) Act 2017 9 August [43]
14/2017 44 Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority (Amendment) Act 2017 17 August [44]
15/2017 45 Ceylon German Technical Training Institute Act 2017 24 August [45]
16/2017 46 Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act 2017 31 August [46]
17/2017 47 Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Act 2017 22 September [47]
18/2017 48 Motor Traffic (Amendment) Act 2017 3 October [48]
19/2017 49 Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Act 2017 3 October [49]
20/2017 50 Municipal Councils (Amendment) Act 2017 12 October [50]
21/2017 51 Urban Councils (Amendment) Act 2017 12 October [51]
22/2017 52 Pradeshiya Sabhas (Amendment) Act 2017 12 October [52]
23/2017 53 Regulation of Insurance Industry (Amendment) Act 2017 19 October [53]
24/2017 54 Inland Revenue Act 2017 24 October [54]
25/2017 55 Electronic Transactions Act (Amendment) Act 2017 2 November [55]
26/2017 56 Judicature (Amendment) Act 2017 17 November [56]
27/2017 57 Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses (Amendment) Act 2017 17 November [57]
28/2017 58 Local Authorities (Special Provisions) Act 2017 17 November [58]
29/2017 59 Prevention of Crimes (Amendment) Act 2017 18 November [59]
30/2017 60 Appropriation Act 2017 9 December [60]
31/2017 61 Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act 2017 14 December [61]
32/2017 62 Appropriation (Amendment) Act 2017 14 December [62]

Composition[edit]

The following are the changes in party and alliance affiliations for the 15th parliament.

Date Government Opposition Speaker Vacant Total
17 August 2015 106 119 0 0 225
1 September 2015 105 119 1 0 225
3 September 2015 147 76 1 1 225
9 September 2015 150 73 1 1 225
10 September 2015 152 71 1 1 225
15 September 2015 152 70 1 2 225
22 September 2015 152 72 1 0 225
23 October 2015 153 71 1 0 225
19 January 2016 151 71 1 2 225
26 January 2016 152 71 1 1 225
9 February 2016 153 71 1 0 225
6 April 2016 154 70 1 0 225
19 September 2017 153 71 1 0 225
30 October 2017 152 72 1 0 225
2 November 2017 151 72 1 1 225
10 November 2017 152 72 1 0 225
10 December 2017 153 71 1 0 225
11 December 2017 154 70 1 0 225
28 December 2017 153 71 1 0 225
18 January 2018 152 71 1 1 225
February 2018 153 71 1 0 225

Light shading indicates majority (113 seats or more); dark shading indicates two-thirds majority (150 seats or more); no shading indicates minority government.

The 15th parliament saw a number of defections and counter-defections:

Members[edit]

Deaths, resignations and disqualifications[edit]

The 15th parliament saw the following deaths, resignations and disqualifications:

List[edit]

Name Electoral
District
Preference
Votes
Member
From
Member
To
Elected
Party
Elected
Alliance
Current
Party
Current
Alliance
Notes
Rohitha Abeygunawardena KAL 127,040 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ashoka Abeysinghe KUR 73,184 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Transport (15-).
Shantha Abeysekara PUT 36,390 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Finance (17-). State Minister of Public Enterprise Development (17-).
Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena MTR 97,918 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Vajira Abeywardena GAL 142,874 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Home Affairs (15-).
Selvam Adaikalanathan VAN 26,397 1 September 2015 TELO TNA TELO TNA Deputy Chairman of Committees (15-).
Lasantha Alagiyawanna GAM 57,450 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Megapolis and Western Development (15-17). Deputy Minister of Finance and Mass Media (17-).
Dullas Alahapperuma MTR 105,406 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
J. C. Alawathuwala KUR 106,061 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Ameer Ali BAT 16,611 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG Deputy Minister of Rural Economic Affairs (15-).
Ananda Aluthgamage KAN 56,625 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Mahindananda Aluthgamage KAN 123,393 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ranjith Aluwihare MTL 74,785 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Wasantha Aluvihare MTL 75,926 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Agriculture (15-).
John Amaratunga GAM 83,070 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs (15-). Minister of Lands (16-).
Mahinda Amaraweera HAM 84,516 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (15-). State Minister of Mahaweli Development (17-).
Dilum Amunugama KAN 104,469 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Sarath Amunugama NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Special Assignment (15-).
Sivasakthy Ananthan VAN 25,027 1 September 2015 EPRLF TNA EPRLF TNA
Indika Anuruddha GAM 78,109 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Hector Appuhamy PUT 55,475 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
A. Aravind Kumar BAD 53,741 1 September 2015 UCPF UNFGG UCPF UNFGG
Thalatha Atukorale RAT 145,828 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Foreign Employment (15-). Minister of Justice (17-).
Bandula Lal Bandarigoda GAL 66,978 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Risad Badhiutheen VAN 26,291 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG Minister of Industry and Commerce (15-).
Tharaka Balasuriya KEG 73,404 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Palitha Range Bandara PUT 66,960 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training (15-47). State Minister of Irrigation (17-).
R. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara MON 82,316 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Public Administration and Management (15-).
Indika Bandaranaike KUR 46,356 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction (15-).
Tharanath Basnayake KUR 43,020 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure (15-).
Vijitha Berugoda MON 74,313 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
D. V. Chanaka HAM 51,939 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
S. M. Chandrasena ANU 118,234 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Chamara Sampath Dassanayake BAD 64,418 1 September 2015 15 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Resigned. Replaced by Lakshman Senewiratne.
Sirinal de Mel NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
H. M. Piyal Nishantha de Silva KAL 71,428 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Harsha de Silva COL 114,148 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (15-17). Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs (17-).
Nimal Siripala de Silva BAD 134,406 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Transport (15). Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (15-).
Thirimadura Ranjith de Soysa RAT 63,078 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Douglas Devananda JAF 16,399 1 September 2015 EPDP EPDP
Palani Digambaran NUW 101,528 1 September 2015 NUW UNFGG NUW UNFGG Minister of Hill Country, New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development (15-).
Anura Kumara Dissanayaka COL 65,966 1 September 2015 JVP JVP Chief Opposition Whip (15-).
Duminda Dissanayake ANU 60,071 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Agriculture (15-).
Mayantha Dissanayake KAN 111,190 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Navin Dissanayake NUW 66,716 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Plantation Industries (15-).
Weerakumara Dissanayake ANU 69,489 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA SLFP UPFA
S. B. Dissanayake NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare (15-17). Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage (17-).
Salinda Dissanayake KUR 54,318 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wimalaweera Dissanayake AMP 53,537 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
T. B. Ekanayake KUR 82,789 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Lands (15-).
Cassim Faizal AMP 61,401 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Deputy Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (15-).
Arundika Fernando PUT 47,118 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs (15-17).
Harin Fernando BAD 200,806 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure (15-).
Johnston Fernando KUR 76,714 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Sudarshani Fernandopulle GAM 73,553 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of City Planning and Water Supply (15-).
Sarath Fonseka NAT 9 February 2016 DP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Replaces M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana. Minister of Regional Development (16-).
A. H. M. Fowzie NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation (15-).
Chandrasiri Gajadeera MTR 54,252 1 September 2015 CPSL UPFA CPSL UPFA
Nihal Galappaththi HAM 12,162 1 September 2015 JVP JVP
Anoma Gamage NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Gas Affairs (15). Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development (15-).
Chandima Gamage ANU 50,112 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Daya Gamage AMP 70,201 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Primary Industries (15-).
Piyasena Gamage GAL 10 November 2017 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Geetha Kumarasinghe. State Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development (17-).
Siripala Gamalath POL 63,309 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Udaya Gammanpila COL 198,818 1 September 2015 PHU UPFA PHU UPFA
Mano Ganesan COL 69,064 1 September 2015 DPF UNFGG DPF UNFGG Minister of National Dialogue (15-).
Dunesh Gankanda RAT 92,804 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Disaster Management (15-).
Mohan Lal Grero COL 65,703 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of University Education (15-).
Edward Gunasekara GAM 65,874 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Padma Udayashnatha Gunasekara MON 57,356 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana NAT 1 September 2015 19 January 2016 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG Minister of Lands (15-16). Died. Replaced by Sarath Fonseka.
Bandula Gunawardena COL 96,057 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Dinesh Gunawardena COL 124,451 1 September 2015 MEP UPFA MEP UPFA
A. R. A. Hafeez NAT 1 September 2015 19 January 2016 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Resigned. Replaced by M. S. Thowfeek.
Rauff Hakeem KAN 102,186 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Minister of City Planning and Water Supply (15-).
M. H. A. Haleem KAN 111,011 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Post, Postal Service and Muslim Affairs (15-).
Sunil Handunnetti NAT 1 September 2015 JVP JVP
H. M. M. Harees AMP 59,433 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Deputy Minister of Sports (15-).
P. Harrison ANU 113,346 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Rural Economy (15-).
Kabir Hashim KEG 109,030 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Public Enterprise Development (15-).
Kanaka Herath KEG 95,897 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Vijitha Herath GAM 55,299 1 September 2015 JVP JVP
Wijepala Hettiarachchi GAL 53,413 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
M. L. A. M. Hizbullah NAT 1 September 2015 UPFA UPFA State Minister of Rehabilitation and Resettlement (15-).
Thushara Indunil KUR 64,359 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Abdul Rahuman Izak ANU 44,626 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG
Sisira Jayakody GAM 90,749 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Nalin Bandara Jayamaha KUR 80,063 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Sidney Jayarathna POL 41,295 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Anuradha Jayaratne KAN 93,567 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment (15-).
Piyankara Jayaratne PUT 59,352 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Law and Order and Prison Reforms (15-).
Dayasiri Jayasekara KUR 133,832 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Sports (15-).
Premalal Jayasekara RAT 154,980 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Sumedha G. Jayasena MON 69,082 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife (15-).
Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe ANU 83,666 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Women and Child Affairs (15-).
Karu Jayasuriya NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Speaker (15-).
Malith Jayathilake NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Nalinda Jayatissa KAL 24,853 1 September 2015 JVP JVP
Lucky Jayawardena KAN 65,461 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Kavinda Jayawardena GAM 81,383 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Akila Viraj Kariyawasam KUR 286,155 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Education (15-).
Ravi Karunanayake COL 111,394 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Finance (15-17). Minister of Foreign Affairs (17).
Gayantha Karunatileka GAL 149,573 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Chief Government Whip (15-). Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media (15-17). Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms (17-).
Lakshman Kiriella KAN 199,046 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Leader of the House (15-). Minister of University Education and Highways (15). Minister of Higher Education and Highways (15-).
K. Kodeeswaran AMP 17,779 1 September 2015 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Nalaka Kolonne POL 70,107 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Geetha Kumarasinghe GAL 63,955 1 September 2015 2 November 2017 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Disqualified. Replaced by Piyasena Gamage.
Ananda Kumarasiri MON 44,007 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Nimal Lanza GAM 94,375 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (15-17).
Gamini Lokuge COL 58,527 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Imran Maharoof TRI 32,582 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
M. A. M. Maharoof TRI 35,456 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG
Vijayakala Maheswaran JAF 10,263 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Child Affairs (15-).
Ajith Mannapperuma GAM 113,889 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
M. I. M. Mansoor AMP 58,536 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG
Tilak Marapana NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Law and Order and Prison Reforms (15). Minister of Development Assignments (17-). Minister of Foreign Affairs (17-).
C. A. Marasinghe NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
S. M. Marikkar COL 92,526 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Cader Cader Masthan VAN 7,298 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Sarath Chandrasiri Mayadunne NAT 1 September 2015 3 September 2015 JVP JVP Resigned. Replaced by Bimal Rathnayaka.
Dushmantha Mithrapala KEG 64,836 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Justice (15-).
Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana BAT 16,385 1 September 2015 SLMC SLMC
Faiszer Musthapha NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government (15-).
Nishantha Muthuhettigama GAL 75,994 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping Affairs (15-).
Sarath Chandrasiri Muthukumarana ANU 54,460 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Manusha Nanayakkara GAL 73,387 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Foreign Employment (16-).
Vasudeva Nanayakkara RAT 81,068 1 September 2015 DLF UPFA DLF UPFA
M. H. M. Navavi NAT 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG
S. B. Nawinne KUR 76,714 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs (15-).
A. L. M. Nazeer NAT February 2018 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Replaces M. H. M. Salman.
Charles Nirmalanathan VAN 34,620 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Sanath Nishantha PUT 68,240 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Karu Paranawithana RAT 47,257 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government (15-17). Deputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training (17-).
Buddhika Pathirana MTR 98,815 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Ramesh Pathirana GAL 105,434 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ajith Perera KAL 131,383 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy (15-).
Dilan Perera NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Highways (15-).
Gamini Jayawickrama Perera KUR 83,346 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife (15-). Minister of Buddha Sasana (17-).
Lakshman Wasantha Perera MTL 79,309 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries (15-).
Niroshan Perera PUT 59,337 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs (15-).
Sujith Sanjaya Perera KEG 53,217 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
K. K. Piyadhasa NUW 48,365 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Hirunika Premachandra COL 70,584 1 September 2015 SLFP UNFGG SLFP UNFGG
A. D. Champika Premadasa KEG 50,695 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Industry and Commerce Affairs (15-).
Sajith Premadasa HAM 112,645 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Housing and Construction (15-).
Susil Premajayanth COL 174,075 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Technology, Technical Education and Employment (15). Minister of Science, Technology and Research (15-).
Niroshan Premaratne MTR 99,762 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
Ashoka Priyantha PUT 35,418 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Susantha Punchinilame TRI 19,953 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Public Administration and Management (15-).
Velusami Radhakrishnan NUW 87,375 1 September 2015 UCPF UNFGG UCPF UNFGG State Minister of Education (15-).
Mujibur Rahman COL 83,884 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Harshana Rajakaruna GAM 122,455 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Chamal Rajapaksa HAM 80,621 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Mahinda Rajapaksa KUR 423,529 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Namal Rajapaksa HAM 127,201 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe COL 81,758 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Justice (15-17). Minister of Buddha Sasana (15-17).
Angajan Ramanathan NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ranjan Ramanayake GAM 216,463 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare (15-17). Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage (17-).
Keheliya Rambukwella KAN 65,687 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Roshan Ranasinghe POL 76,825 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Arjuna Ranatunga GAM 165,890 1 September 2015 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG Minister of Ports and Shipping (15-17). Minister of Petroleum Resources Development (17-).
Prasanna Ranatunga GAM 384,448 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Champika Ranawaka COL 100,444 1 September 2015 JHU UNFGG JHU UNFGG Minister of Megapolis and Western Development (15-).
Prasanna Ranaweera GAM 112,395 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Athuraliye Rathana Thero NAT 1 September 2015 JHU UNFGG JHU UNFGG
Bimal Rathnayaka NAT 22 September 2015 JVP JVP Replaces Sarath Chandrasiri Mayadunne.
C. B. Rathnayake NUW 45,649 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Sagala Ratnayaka MTR 85,772 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Southern Development (15-).
Lohan Ratwatte KAN 129,750 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
M. H. M. Salman NAT 1 September 2015 18 January 2018 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Resigned. Replaced by A. L. M. Nazeer.
Mahinda Samarasinghe NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training (15-17). Minister of Ports and Shipping (17-).
Sandith Samarasinghe KEG 49,442 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Mangala Samaraweera MTR 96,092 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Foreign Affairs (15-17). Minister of Finance and Mass Media (17-).
Ravindra Samaraweera BAD 58,507 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations (15-).
S. A. Jayantha Samaraweera KAL 101,139 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
Malik Samarawickrama NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade (15-).
R. Sampanthan TRI 33,834 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA Leader of the Opposition (15-).
E. Saravanapavan JAF 43,719 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Asanka Shehan Semasinghe ANU 64,865 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wasantha Senanayake POL 75,651 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management (15-17). State Minister of Foreign Affairs(17-).
Chathura Senarathne GAM 71,243 1 September 2015 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG
Rajitha Senaratne KAL 142,196 1 September 2015 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (15-).
Sujeewa Senasinghe COL 117,049 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of International Trade (15-).
Mavai Senathirajah JAF 58,882 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
John Senewiratne RAT 90,472 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations (15-17). Minister of Labour, Trade Union Relations and Sabaragamuwa Development (17-).
Lakshman Senewiratne BAD 42,354 22 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Chamara Sampath Dassanayake. State Minister of Science, Technology and Research (15-).
D. Siddarthan JAF 53,741 1 September 2015 PLOTE TNA PLOTE TNA
Mohan Silva GAL 53,076 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
G. Sirinesan BAT 48,821 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Muthu Sivalingam NUW 45,352 1 September 2015 CWC UPFA CWC UPFA
S. Sivamohan VAN 18,412 1 September 2015 EPRLF TNA EPRLF TNA
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya KEG 62,098 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Power and Renewable Energy (15-).
Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Irrigation and Water Resource Management (15-).
Shanthi Sriskantharajah NAT 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
S. Sritharan JAF 72,258 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
M. A. Sumanthiran JAF 58,043 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Thilanga Sumathipala NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Speaker & Chairman of Committees (15-).
Vadivel Suresh BAD 52,378 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
D. M. Swaminathan NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Rehabilitation and Resettlement (15). Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs (15-).
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon MTL 61,920 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Palitha Thewarapperuma KAL 118,128 22 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs (16-).
M. Thilakarajah NUW 67,761 1 September 2015 NUW UNFGG NUW UNFGG
Arumugan Thondaman NUW 61,897 1 September 2015 CWC UPFA CWC UPFA
M. S. Thowfeek NAT 26 January 2016 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Replaces A. R. A. Hafeez.
K. Thurairetnasingam NAT 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
M. Velu Kumar KAN 62,556 1 September 2015 DPF UNFGG DPF UNFGG
Amith Thenuka Vidanagamage BAD 43,517 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
S. Viyalendiran BAT 39,321 1 September 2015 PLOTE TNA PLOTE TNA
Janaka Wakkumbura RAT 69,014 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi RAT 87,660 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Dilip Wedaarachchi HAM 65,391 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (15-).
Chandima Weerakkody GAL 114,851 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Petroleum and Gas (15). Minister of Petroleum Resources Development (15-17). Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training (17-).
Wimal Weerawansa COL 313,801 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
Kumara Welgama KAL 218,614 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Jayampathy Wickramaratne NAT 1 September 2015 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG
Eran Wickremaratne COL 82,738 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development (15-17). State Minister of Finance (17-).
Vidura Wickremenayake KAL 90,488 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ranil Wickremesinghe COL 500,566 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Prime Minister (15-). Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs (15-).
L. A. Wijemanne KAL 58,219 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Thusitha Wijemanne KEG 50,893 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
R. Wijerathne MTL 41,766 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Duleep Wijesekera GAM 58,936 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs (15-17).
Kanchana Wijesekera MTR 83,278 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Chaminda Wijesiri BAD 58,291 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
A. A. Wijethunga RAT 67,841 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Ruwan Wijewardene GAM 157,932 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Defence (15-).
Sriyani Wijewickrama AMP 49,691 1 September 2015 MEP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government (17-).
Wijaya Withanage RAT 67,846 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Anura Priyadharshana Yapa KUR 77,057 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Disaster Management (15-).
S. Yogeswaran BAT 34,039 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The UNFGG contested under the name and symbol of UNP.
  2. ^ a b The ACMC contested separately in one district (Ampara) and with the UNFGG in other districts.
  3. ^ a b The SLMC contested separately in two districts (Batticaloa and Vanni) and with the UNFGG in other districts.
  4. ^ a b The CWC contested separately in three districts (Badulla, Kandy and Kegalle) and with the UPFA in other districts.
  5. ^ The CF contested separately in two districts (Nuwara Eliya and Vanni) and with the UPFA in other districts.
  6. ^ The LP contested separately in four districts (Colombo, Galle, Kurunegala and Matara) and with the UPFA in other districts.
  7. ^ The TNA contested under the name and symbol of ITAK.
  8. ^ The TNPF contested under the name and symbol of ACTC.

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