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Sri Lanka

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This article lists political parties in Sri Lanka. Flag of the President of Sri Lanka // List of presidents The following is a list of Sri Lankan Presidents. ... Percy Mahendra Mahinda Rajapaksa (born November 18, 1945) is the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and a Sri Lankan politician. ... The following is a list of Sri Lankan Prime Ministers: Don Stephen Senanayake (February 4, 1948 - March 26, 1952) Dudley Shelton Senanayake (March 26, 1952 - October 12, 1953) John Lionel Kotalawela (October 12, 1953 - April 12, 1956) Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike (April 12, 1956 - September 26, 1959) Wijeyananda Dahanayake (September... Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (born on May 5, 1933) is the 14th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and a veteran politician. ... The Parliament of Sri Lanka is a Unicameral 225-member legislature elected by universal suffrage and proportional representation for a six-year term. ... Hon. ... During the Donoughmore period of political experimentation (1931-48), several Sri Lanka leftist parties were formed. ... Politics of Sri Lanka Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Sri Lanka ... Sri Lanka is divided into eight provinces for the purposes of local governance. ... Below the provinces Sri Lanka is divided into 25 administrative districts. ... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[2] The Sri Lankan civil war is an ongoing... Sri Lanka traditionally follows a nonaligned foreign policy but has been seeking closer relations with the United States since December 1977. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A political party is a political organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ...


Sri Lanka has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party. In the last decades, the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party have been the largest parties, by far. The general rule, however, has become coalition politics, since neither SLFP nor UNP are able to gather parliamentary majorities. In the LTTE-controlled northern areas, the two main parties are non-existent. A two-party system is a form of party system where two major political parties dominate the voting in nearly all elections. ... The United National Party, often referred to as the UNP Sinhalese: එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය (pronounced Eksath Jathika Pakshaya), Tamil: ஐக்கிய தேசியக் கட்சி), is a leading political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is one of the major political parties in Sri Lanka. ... Tamil Tigers emblem The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, is a military and political organization that has waged a violent secessionist campaign against the Sri Lankan Government since the 1970s in order to secure independence for the Tamil portions of Sri Lanka. ...

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Parliamentary parties

UPFA election symbol The United Peoples Freedom Alliance is a political alliance in Sri Lanka. ... The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is one of the major political parties in Sri Lanka. ... Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (Peoples Liberation Front), a Marxist political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya (Sri Lanka Peoples Party) is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Muslim National Unity Alliance is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (Peoples United Front) is a left-wing political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Desha Vimukthi Janatha Pakshaya (National Liberation Peoples Party) is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... CPSL May Day poster in Kandy CPSL Kandy provincial election candidate, CYF President Raja Uswetakeiyyawa Communist Youth Federation The Communist Party of Sri Lanka is a communist political party in Sri Lanka. ... Democratic United National Front (Tamil: ஜனநாயக ஐக்கிய தேசிய முன்னணி), a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The National Liberation Peoples Party (Desha Vimukthi Janatha Party) is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Lanka Sama Samaja Party (literally Ceylon Equal Society Party, in Sinhala: ලංකා සම සමාජ පක්ෂය, in Tamil: லங்கா சமசமாஜக் கட்சி) is a trotskyist political party in Sri Lanka. ... The United National Party, often referred to as the UNP Sinhalese: එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය (pronounced Eksath Jathika Pakshaya), Tamil: ஐக்கிய தேசியக் கட்சி), is a leading political party in Sri Lanka. ... Western Peoples Front, a political party in Sri Lanka active in the Western Province. ... The Ceylon Workers Congress is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Jathika Hela Urumaya (often approximated in English as National Heritage Party) is a political party in Sri Lanka which is led by Buddhist monks. ... The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... Formed in November of 2001 in preparation for the December election, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is an extreme nationalistic grouping of parties consisting of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC), the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) and the Eelam Peoples Revolutionary Liberation... ACTC flag ACTC election symbol All Ceylon Tamil Congress (in Tamil: அகில இலங்கைத் தமிழ்க் காங்கிரஸ்), the oldest Tamil political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Eelam Peoples Revolutionary Liberation Front is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... TULF Election Symbol The Tamil United Liberation Front (in Sinhala: Tamil Vimuktasi Peramuna) is a political group in Sri Lanka, which seeks autonomy or independence for the Tamil-populated areas of Sri Lanka, which they call Tamil Eelam. ... The Up-Country Peoples Front is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Eelam Peoples Democratic Party is a political party in Sri Lanka. ...

Other parties

Bahujana Nidahas Peramuna (Mass Freedom Front) is a political party in Sri Lanka that was formed by Chandrika Kumaratunga when she broke away from Sri Lanka Mahajana Paksha. ... DPLF Election Symbol Democratic Peoples Liberation Front (Tamil: ஜனநாயக மக்கள் விடுதலை முன்னணீ), a registered political party in Sri Lanka and a front of the Peoples Liberation... The United Socialist Party (USP) is a Trotskyist political party in Sri Lanka. ... The New Left Front is a left wing electoral coalition in Sri Lanka. ... The Nava Sama Samaja Pakshaya (New Social Equality Party) is a Trotskyist political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Liberal Party of Sri Lanka began as a think-tank called the Council for Liberal Democracy, founded in 1981 by the late Dr Chanaka Amaratunga, a longstanding member of the United National Party which was then in government. ... Revolutionary Workers Party, initially known as Revolutionary Samasamaja Party is a Trotskyist political party in Sri Lanka. ...

Defunct parties

Lanka Sama Samaja Party (Revolutionary) was a Trotskyist political party in Sri Lanka. ... Lanka Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya (Ceylon Democratic Party) was a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Federal Party was a political party in Sri Lanka active from the mid-1950s until the 1970s. ...

See also

Welcome to the index of political parties, an alphabetical list of (mainly) present-day political parties listed in the list of political parties. ... Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      This is a list of political parties around the world in the form of a table including links to the lists of political parties in the countries and entities listed in the list of countries, showing which party system... This is a list of political parties around the world by ideology. ... This is a list of political parties around the world by ideology. ...

References

  • http://www.broadleft.org/lk.htm

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