15th Parliament of Sri Lanka

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15th Parliament of Sri Lanka
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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
Thilanga Sumathipala (SLFP)
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

Winners of polling divisions.
UNFGG in   
UPFA in   
TNA in   

The 15th parliamentary election was held on 17 August 2015.[1][2][3][4] 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.[5] The main opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won 95 seats, a decline of 49.[5][6] The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the largest party representing Sri Lankan Tamils, won 16 seats, an increase of two from 2010.[5] The remaining eight seats were won by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (6), Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (1) and Eelam People's Democratic Party (1).[7]

Results

e • d Summary of the 2015 Sri Lankan parliamentary election[8][9]
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.[10] Karu Jayasuriya was elected Speaker, Thilanga Sumathipala as the Deputy Speaker and Selvam Adaikalanathan as the Deputy Chairman of Committees.[11][12] Lakshman Kiriella was appointed Leader of the House and Gayantha Karunathilaka was appointed Chief Government Whip.[13][14]

The Speaker recognised TNA leader R. Sampanthan as Leader of the Opposition on 3 September 2015.[15][16] JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka was nominated to be Chief Opposition Whip.[17][18]

The Parliament became a Constitutional Assembly on 9 March 2016 in order to formulate a new constitution for Sri Lanka.[19]

Government

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.[20][21] Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Prime Minister on 21 August 2015.[22][23] 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.[24][25] 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.[26][27]

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

Legislation

2015
No. Act Certified Text
9/2015 Inland Revenue (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [1]
10/2015 Finance Act Act 2015 30 October [2]
11/2015 Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [3]
12/2015 Nation Building Tax (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [4]
13/2015 Economic Service Charge (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [5]
14/2015 Betting & Gaming Levy (Amendment) Act 2015 30 October [6]
2016
No. Act Certified Text
1/2016 Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act 2016 17 February [7]
2/2016 Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Act 2016 17 February [8]
3/2016 National Minimum Wage of Workers Act 2016 23 March [9]
4/2016 Budgetary Relief Allowance of Workers Act 2016 23 March [10]
5/2016 Prescription (Special Provisions) Act 2016 26 April [11]
6/2016 Microfinance Act 2016 20 May [12]
7/2016 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Agreement (Ratification) Act 2016 30 May [13]

Composition

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

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

Deaths and resignations

The 15th parliament saw the following deaths and resignations:

List

Name Electoral
District
Preference
Votes
Member
From
Member
To
Elected
Party
Elected
Alliance
Current
Party
Current
Alliance
Notes
Abeygunawardena, RohithaRohitha Abeygunawardena KAL 127,040 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Abeysinghe, AshokaAshoka Abeysinghe KUR 73,184 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Transport (15-).
Abeysekara, ShanthaShantha Abeysekara PUT 36,390 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Abeywardena, Lakshman YapaLakshman Yapa Abeywardena NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Finance (15-).
Abeywardena, Mahinda YapaMahinda Yapa Abeywardena MTR 97,918 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Abeywardena, VajiraVajira Abeywardena GAL 142,874 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Home Affairs (15-).
Adaikalanathan, SelvamSelvam Adaikalanathan VAN 26,397 1 September 2015 TELO TNA TELO TNA Deputy Chairman of Committees (15-).
Alagiyawanna, LasanthaLasantha Alagiyawanna GAM 57,450 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Megapolis and Western Development (15-).
Alahapperuma, DullasDullas Alahapperuma MTR 105,406 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Alawathuwala, J. C.J. C. Alawathuwala KUR 106,061 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Ali, AmeerAmeer Ali BAT 16,611 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG Deputy Minister of Rural Economic Affairs (15-).
Aluthgamage, AnandaAnanda Aluthgamage KAN 56,625 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Aluthgamage, MahindanandaMahindananda Aluthgamage KAN 123,393 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Aluwihare, RanjithRanjith Aluwihare MTL 74,785 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Aluvihare, WasanthaWasantha Aluvihare MTL 75,926 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Agriculture (15-).
Amaratunga, JohnJohn Amaratunga GAM 83,070 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs (15-). Minister of Lands (16-).
Amaraweera, MahindaMahinda Amaraweera HAM 84,516 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (15-).
Amunugama, DilumDilum Amunugama KAN 104,469 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Amunugama, SarathSarath Amunugama NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Special Assignment (15-).
Ananthan, SivasakthySivasakthy Ananthan VAN 25,027 1 September 2015 EPRLF TNA EPRLF TNA
Anuruddha, IndikaIndika Anuruddha GAM 78,109 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Appuhamy, HectorHector Appuhamy PUT 55,475 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Aravind Kumar, A.A. Aravind Kumar BAD 53,741 1 September 2015 UCPF UNFGG UCPF UNFGG
Atukorale, ThalathaThalatha Atukorale RAT 145,828 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Foreign Employment (15-).
Bandarigoda, Bandula LalBandula Lal Bandarigoda GAL 66,978 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Badhiutheen, RisadRisad Badhiutheen VAN 26,291 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG Minister of Industry and Commerce (15-).
Balasuriya, TharakaTharaka Balasuriya KEG 73,404 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Bandara, Palitha RangePalitha Range Bandara PUT 66,960 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training (15-).
Bandara, R. M. Ranjith MaddumaR. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara MON 82,316 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Public Administration and Management (15-).
Bandaranaike, IndikaIndika Bandaranaike KUR 46,356 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction (15-).
Basnayake, TharanathTharanath Basnayake KUR 43,020 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure (15-).
Berugoda, VijithaVijitha Berugoda MON 74,313 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Chanaka, D. V.D. V. Chanaka HAM 51,939 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Chandrasena, S. M.S. M. Chandrasena ANU 118,234 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Dassanayake, Chamara SampathChamara Sampath Dassanayake BAD 64,418 1 September 2015 15 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Resigned. Replaced by Lakshman Senewiratne.
de Mel, SirinalSirinal de Mel NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
de Silva, H. M. Piyal NishanthaH. M. Piyal Nishantha de Silva KAL 71,428 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
de Silva, HarshaHarsha de Silva COL 114,148 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (15-).
de Silva, Nimal SiripalaNimal Siripala de Silva BAD 134,406 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Transport (15). Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (15-).
de Soysa, Thirimadura RanjithThirimadura Ranjith de Soysa RAT 63,078 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Devananda, DouglasDouglas Devananda JAF 16,399 1 September 2015 EPDP EPDP
Digambaran, PalaniPalani Digambaran NUW 101,528 1 September 2015 NUW UNFGG NUW UNFGG Minister of Hill Country, New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development (15-).
Dissanayaka, Anura KumaraAnura Kumara Dissanayaka COL 65,966 1 September 2015 JVP JVP Chief Opposition Whip (15-).
Dissanayake, DumindaDuminda Dissanayake ANU 60,071 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Agriculture (15-).
Dissanayake, MayanthaMayantha Dissanayake KAN 111,190 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Dissanayake, NavinNavin Dissanayake NUW 66,716 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Plantation Industries (15-).
Dissanayake, P. WeerakumaraP. Weerakumara Dissanayake ANU 69,489 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
Dissanayake, S. B.S. B. Dissanayake NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare (15-).
Dissanayake, SalindaSalinda Dissanayake KUR 54,318 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Dissanayake, WimalaweeraWimalaweera Dissanayake AMP 53,537 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ekanayake, T. B.T. B. Ekanayake KUR 82,789 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Lands (15-).
Faizal, CassimCassim Faizal AMP 61,401 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Deputy Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (15-).
Fernando, ArundikaArundika Fernando PUT 47,118 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs (15-).
Fernando, HarinHarin Fernando BAD 200,806 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure (15-).
Fernando, JohnstonJohnston Fernando KUR 76,714 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Fernandopulle, SudarshaniSudarshani Fernandopulle GAM 73,553 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of City Planning and Water Supply (15-).
Fonseka, SarathSarath Fonseka NAT 9 February 2016 DP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Replaces M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana. Minister of Regional Development (16-).
Fowzie, A. H. M.A. H. M. Fowzie NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation (15-).
Gajadeera, ChandrasiriChandrasiri Gajadeera MTR 54,252 1 September 2015 CPSL UPFA CPSL UPFA
Galappaththi, NihalNihal Galappaththi HAM 12,162 1 September 2015 JVP JVP
Gamage, AnomaAnoma 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-).
Gamage, ChandimaChandima Gamage ANU 50,112 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Gamage, DayaDaya Gamage AMP 70,201 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Primary Industries (15-).
Gamalath, SiripalaSiripala Gamalath POL 63,309 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Gammanpila, UdayaUdaya Gammanpila COL 198,818 1 September 2015 PHU UPFA PHU UPFA
Ganesan, ManoMano Ganesan COL 69,064 1 September 2015 DPF UNFGG DPF UNFGG Minister of National Dialogue (15-).
Gankanda, DuneshDunesh Gankanda RAT 92,804 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Disaster Management (15-).
Grero, Mohan LalMohan Lal Grero COL 65,703 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of University Education (15-).
Gunasekara, EdwardEdward Gunasekara GAM 65,874 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Gunasekara, Padma UdayashnathaPadma Udayashnatha Gunasekara MON 57,356 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
Gunawardana, M. K. A. D. S.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.
Gunawardena, BandulaBandula Gunawardena COL 96,057 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Gunawardena, DineshDinesh Gunawardena COL 124,451 1 September 2015 MEP UPFA MEP UPFA
Hafeez, A. R. A.A. R. A. Hafeez NAT 1 September 2015 19 January 2016 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Resigned. Replaced by M. S. Thowfeek.
Hakeem, RauffRauff Hakeem KAN 102,186 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Minister of City Planning and Water Supply (15-).
Haleem, M. H. A.M. H. A. Haleem KAN 111,011 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Post, Postal Service and Muslim Affairs (15-).
Handunnetti, SunilSunil Handunnetti NAT 1 September 2015 JVP JVP
Harees, H. M. M.H. M. M. Harees AMP 59,433 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Deputy Minister of Sports (15-).
Harrison, P.P. Harrison ANU 113,346 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Rural Economy (15-).
Hashim, KabirKabir Hashim KEG 109,030 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Public Enterprise Development (15-).
Herath, KanakaKanaka Herath KEG 95,897 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Herath, VijithaVijitha Herath GAM 55,299 1 September 2015 JVP JVP
Hettiarachchi, WijepalaWijepala Hettiarachchi GAL 53,413 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Hizbullah, M. L. A. M.M. L. A. M. Hizbullah NAT 1 September 2015 UPFA UPFA State Minister of Rehabilitation and Resettlement (15-).
Indunil, ThusharaThushara Indunil KUR 64,359 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Izak, Abdul RahumanAbdul Rahuman Izak ANU 44,626 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG
Jayakody, SisiraSisira Jayakody GAM 90,749 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Jayamaha, Nalin BandaraNalin Bandara Jayamaha KUR 80,063 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Jayarathna, SidneySidney Jayarathna POL 41,295 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Jayaratne, AnuradhaAnuradha Jayaratne KAN 93,567 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment (15-).
Jayaratne, PiyankaraPiyankara Jayaratne PUT 59,352 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Law and Order and Prison Reforms (15-).
Jayasekara, DayasiriDayasiri Jayasekara KUR 133,832 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Sports (15-).
Jayasekara, PremalalPremalal Jayasekara RAT 154,980 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Jayasena, Sumedha G.Sumedha G. Jayasena MON 69,082 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife (15-).
Jayasinghe, Chandrani BandaraChandrani Bandara Jayasinghe ANU 83,666 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Women and Child Affairs (15-).
Jayasuriya, KaruKaru Jayasuriya NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Speaker (15-).
Jayathilake, MalithMalith Jayathilake NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Jayatissa, NalindaNalinda Jayatissa KAL 24,853 1 September 2015 JVP JVP
Jayawardena, LuckyLucky Jayawardena KAN 65,461 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Jayawardena, KavindaKavinda Jayawardena GAM 81,383 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Kariyawasam, Akila VirajAkila Viraj Kariyawasam KUR 286,155 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Education (15-).
Karunanayake, RaviRavi Karunanayake COL 111,394 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Finance (15-).
Karunatileka, GayanthaGayantha Karunatileka GAL 149,573 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Chief Government Whip (15-). Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media (15-).
Kiriella, LakshmanLakshman 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-).
Kodeeswaran, K.K. Kodeeswaran AMP 17,779 1 September 2015 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Kolonne, NalakaNalaka Kolonne POL 70,107 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Kumarasinghe, GeethaGeetha Kumarasinghe GAL 63,955 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Kumarasiri, AnandaAnanda Kumarasiri MON 44,007 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Lanza, NimalNimal Lanza GAM 94,375 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (15-).
Lokuge, GaminiGamini Lokuge COL 58,527 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Maharoof, ImranImran Maharoof TRI 32,582 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Maharoof, M. A. M.M. A. M. Maharoof TRI 35,456 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG
Maheswaran, VijayakalaVijayakala Maheswaran JAF 10,263 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Child Affairs (15-).
Mannapperuma, AjithAjith Mannapperuma GAM 113,889 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Mansoor, M. I. M.M. I. M. Mansoor AMP 58,536 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG
Marapana, TilakTilak Marapana NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Law and Order and Prison Reforms (15-).
Marasinghe, C. A.C. A. Marasinghe NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Marikkar, S. M.S. M. Marikkar COL 92,526 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Masthan, Cader CaderCader Cader Masthan VAN 7,298 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Mayadunne, Sarath ChandrasiriSarath Chandrasiri Mayadunne NAT 1 September 2015 3 September 2015 JVP JVP Resigned. Replaced by Bimal Rathnayaka.
Mithrapala, DushmanthaDushmantha Mithrapala KEG 64,836 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Justice (15-).
Moulana, Seyed Ali ZahirSeyed Ali Zahir Moulana BAT 16,385 1 September 2015 SLMC SLMC
Musthapha, FaiszerFaiszer Musthapha NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government (15-).
Muthuhettigama, NishanthaNishantha Muthuhettigama GAL 75,994 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping Affairs (15-).
Muthukumarana, Sarath ChandrasiriSarath Chandrasiri Muthukumarana ANU 54,460 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Nanayakkara, ManushaManusha Nanayakkara GAL 73,387 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Foreign Employment (16-).
Nanayakkara, VasudevaVasudeva Nanayakkara RAT 81,068 1 September 2015 DLF UPFA DLF UPFA
Navavi, M. H. M.M. H. M. Navavi NAT 1 September 2015 ACMC UNFGG ACMC UNFGG
Nawinne, S. B.S. B. Nawinne KUR 76,714 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs (15-).
Nirmalanathan, CharlesCharles Nirmalanathan VAN 34,620 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Nishantha, SanathSanath Nishantha PUT 68,240 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Paranawithana, KaruKaru Paranawithana RAT 47,257 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government (15-).
Pathirana, BuddhikaBuddhika Pathirana MTR 98,815 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Pathirana, RameshRamesh Pathirana GAL 105,434 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Perera, AjithAjith Perera KAL 131,383 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy (15-).
Perera, DilanDilan Perera NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA State Minister of Highways (15-).
Perera, Gamini JayawickramaGamini Jayawickrama Perera KUR 83,346 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife (15-).
Perera, Lakshman WasanthaLakshman Wasantha Perera MTL 79,309 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries (15-).
Perera, NiroshanNiroshan Perera PUT 59,337 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs (15-).
Perera, Sujith SanjayaSujith Sanjaya Perera KEG 53,217 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Piyadhasa, K. K.K. K. Piyadhasa NUW 48,365 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Premachandra, HirunikaHirunika Premachandra COL 70,584 1 September 2015 SLFP UNFGG SLFP UNFGG
Premadasa, A. D. ChampikaA. D. Champika Premadasa KEG 50,695 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Industry and Commerce Affairs (15-).
Premadasa, SajithSajith Premadasa HAM 112,645 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Housing and Construction (15-).
Premajayanth, SusilSusil 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-).
Premaratne, NiroshanNiroshan Premaratne MTR 99,762 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
Priyantha, AshokaAshoka Priyantha PUT 35,418 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Punchinilame, SusanthaSusantha Punchinilame TRI 19,953 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Public Administration and Management (15-).
Radhakrishnan, VelusamiVelusami Radhakrishnan NUW 87,375 1 September 2015 UCPF UNFGG UCPF UNFGG State Minister of Education (15-).
Rahman, MujiburMujibur Rahman COL 83,884 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Rajakaruna, HarshanaHarshana Rajakaruna GAM 122,455 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Rajapaksa, ChamalChamal Rajapaksa HAM 80,621 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Rajapaksa, MahindaMahinda Rajapaksa KUR 423,529 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Rajapaksa, NamalNamal Rajapaksa HAM 127,201 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Rajapakshe, WijeyadasaWijeyadasa Rajapakshe COL 81,758 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Justice (15-). Minister of Buddha Sasana (15-).
Ramanathan, AngajanAngajan Ramanathan NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ramanayake, RanjanRanjan Ramanayake GAM 216,463 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare (15-).
Rambukwella, KeheliyaKeheliya Rambukwella KAN 65,687 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ranasinghe, RoshanRoshan Ranasinghe POL 76,825 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ranatunga, ArjunaArjuna Ranatunga GAM 165,890 1 September 2015 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG Minister of Ports and Shipping (15-).
Ranatunga, PrasannaPrasanna Ranatunga GAM 384,448 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ranawaka, ChampikaChampika Ranawaka COL 100,444 1 September 2015 JHU UNFGG JHU UNFGG Minister of Megapolis and Western Development (15-).
Ranaweera, PrasannaPrasanna Ranaweera GAM 112,395 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Rathana Thero, AthuraliyeAthuraliye Rathana Thero NAT 1 September 2015 JHU UNFGG JHU UNFGG
Rathnayaka, BimalBimal Rathnayaka NAT 22 September 2015 JVP JVP Replaces Sarath Chandrasiri Mayadunne.
Rathnayake, C. B.C. B. Rathnayake NUW 45,649 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ratnayaka, SagalaSagala Ratnayaka MTR 85,772 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Southern Development (15-).
Ratwatte, LohanLohan Ratwatte KAN 129,750 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Salman, M. H. M.M. H. M. Salman NAT 1 September 2015 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG
Samarasinghe, MahindaMahinda Samarasinghe NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training (15-).
Samarasinghe, SandithSandith Samarasinghe KEG 49,442 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Samaraweera, MangalaMangala Samaraweera MTR 96,092 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Foreign Affairs (15-).
Samaraweera, RavindraRavindra Samaraweera BAD 58,507 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations (15-).
Samaraweera, S. A. JayanthaS. A. Jayantha Samaraweera KAL 101,139 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
Samarawickrama, MalikMalik Samarawickrama NAT 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade (15-).
Sampanthan, R.R. Sampanthan TRI 33,834 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA Leader of the Opposition (15-).
Saravanapavan, E.E. Saravanapavan JAF 43,719 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Semasinghe, Asanka ShehanAsanka Shehan Semasinghe ANU 64,865 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Senanayake, WasanthaWasantha Senanayake POL 75,651 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management (15-).
Senarathne, ChathuraChathura Senarathne GAM 71,243 1 September 2015 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG
Senaratne, RajithaRajitha Senaratne KAL 142,196 1 September 2015 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (15-).
Senasinghe, SujeewaSujeewa Senasinghe COL 117,049 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of International Trade (15-).
Senathirajah, MavaiMavai Senathirajah JAF 58,882 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Senewiratne, JohnJohn Senewiratne RAT 90,472 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations (15-).
Senewiratne, LakshmanLakshman Senewiratne BAD 42,354 22 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Chamara Sampath Dassanayake. State Minister of Science, Technology and Research (15-).
Siddarthan, D.D. Siddarthan JAF 53,741 1 September 2015 PLOTE TNA PLOTE TNA
Silva, MohanMohan Silva GAL 53,076 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Sirinesan, G.G. Sirinesan BAT 48,821 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Sivalingam, MuthuMuthu Sivalingam NUW 45,352 1 September 2015 CWC UPFA CWC UPFA
Sivamohan, S.S. Sivamohan VAN 18,412 1 September 2015 EPRLF TNA EPRLF TNA
Siyambalapitiya, RanjithRanjith Siyambalapitiya KEG 62,098 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Power and Renewable Energy (15-).
Soysa, Gamini Vijith VijithamuniGamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Irrigation and Water Resource Management (15-).
Sriskantharajah, ShanthiShanthi Sriskantharajah NAT 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Sritharan, S.S. Sritharan JAF 72,258 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Sumanthiran, M. A.M. A. Sumanthiran JAF 58,043 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Sumathipala, ThilangaThilanga Sumathipala NAT 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Speaker & Chairman of Committees (15-).
Suresh, VadivelVadivel Suresh BAD 52,378 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Swaminathan, D. M.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-).
Tennakoon, Janaka BandaraJanaka Bandara Tennakoon MTL 61,920 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Thewarapperuma, PalithaPalitha Thewarapperuma KAL 118,128 22 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs (16-).
Thilakarajah, M.M. Thilakarajah NUW 67,761 1 September 2015 NUW UNFGG NUW UNFGG
Thondaman, ArumuganArumugan Thondaman NUW 61,897 1 September 2015 CWC UPFA CWC UPFA
Thowfeek, M. S.M. S. Thowfeek NAT 26 January 2016 SLMC UNFGG SLMC UNFGG Replaces A. R. A. Hafeez.
Thurairetnasingam, K.K. Thurairetnasingam NAT 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Velu Kumar, M.M. Velu Kumar KAN 62,556 1 September 2015 DPF UNFGG DPF UNFGG
Vidanagamage, Amith ThenukaAmith Thenuka Vidanagamage BAD 43,517 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Viyalendiran, S.S. Viyalendiran BAT 39,321 1 September 2015 PLOTE TNA PLOTE TNA
Wakkumbura, JanakaJanaka Wakkumbura RAT 69,014 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wanniarachchi, Pavithra DeviPavithra Devi Wanniarachchi RAT 87,660 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wedaarachchi, DilipDilip Wedaarachchi HAM 65,391 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (15-).
Weerakkody, ChandimaChandima Weerakkody GAL 114,851 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Petroleum and Gas (15). Minister of Petroleum Resources Development (15-).
Weerawansa, WimalWimal Weerawansa COL 313,801 1 September 2015 NFF UPFA NFF UPFA
Welgama, KumaraKumara Welgama KAL 218,614 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wickramaratne, JayampathyJayampathy Wickramaratne NAT 1 September 2015 DNM UNFGG DNM UNFGG
Wickremaratne, EranEran Wickremaratne COL 82,738 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development (15-).
Wickremenayake, ViduraVidura Wickremenayake KAL 90,488 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wickremesinghe, RanilRanil Wickremesinghe COL 500,566 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG Prime Minister (15-). Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs (15-).
Wijemanne, L. A.L. A. Wijemanne KAL 58,219 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Wijemanne, ThusithaThusitha Wijemanne KEG 50,893 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Wijerathne, R.R. Wijerathne MTL 41,766 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Wijesekera, DuleepDuleep Wijesekera GAM 58,936 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs (15-).
Wijesekera, KanchanaKanchana Wijesekera MTR 83,278 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wijesiri, ChamindaChaminda Wijesiri BAD 58,291 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Wijethunga, A. A.A. A. Wijethunga RAT 67,841 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Wijewardene, RuwanRuwan Wijewardene GAM 157,932 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG State Minister of Defence (15-).
Wijewickreme, ShriyaniShriyani Wijewickreme AMP 49,691 1 September 2015 MEP UPFA MEP UPFA
Withanage, WijayaWijaya Withanage RAT 67,846 1 September 2015 UNP UNFGG UNP UNFGG
Yapa, Anura PriyadharshanaAnura Priyadharshana Yapa KUR 77,057 1 September 2015 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Disaster Management (15-).
Yogeswaran, S.S. Yogeswaran BAT 34,039 1 September 2015 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA

Notes

  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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