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The Parliament of Sri Lanka is a Unicameral 225-member legislature elected by universal suffrage and proportional representation for a six-year term. Parliament reserves the power to make all laws. It is based on the British Parliament. Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... Universal suffrage (also general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of suffrage to all adults, without distinction as to race, sex, belief, or social status. ... Proportional representation, also known as full representation, is an electoral system in which the overall votes are reflected in the overall outcome of the body or bodies of representatives. ... Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text here:This article is about the legislative institution. ...


The Speaker or, in his absence the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees or the Deputy Chairman of Committees, presides over Parliament. The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (i. ... In the United Kingdom, the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, and is seen historically as the First Commoner of the Land. ...


The nation's President has the power to summon, suspend, or end a legislative session and to dissolve Parliament. Flag of the President of Sri Lanka // List of presidents The following is a list of Sri Lankan Presidents. ...


Of the 225 members, 196 are elected from 25 multi-member Electoral Districts. The remaining 29 are National List seats, allocated to the contending parties (and independent groups) in proportion to their share of the national vote. Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ...


Last election

Summary of the 2 April 2004 Parliament of Sri Lanka election results
Alliances and parties Votes % Change Seats Change
Image:Zupfa.jpg United People's Freedom Alliance 4,223,970 45.60 -0.01 105 +12
Image:Zunp.jpg United National Front 3,504,200 37.83 -7.73 82 -27
Image:Zitak.jpg Tamil National Alliance/Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi 633,654 6.84 - 22 +22
Image:Zjhu.jpg Jathika Hela Urumaya 554,076 5.97 - 9 +9
Image:Zslmc.jpg Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 186,876 2.02 +0.87 5 -
Image:Zucpf.jpg Up-Country People's Front 49,728 0.54 1
Image:Zepdp.jpg Eelam People's Democratic Party 24,955 0.27 -0.54 1 -1
Image:Zjsp.jpg Jathika Sangwardhena Peramuna 14,956 0.16 +0.14 0
Image:Zusp.jpg United Socialist Party 14,660 0.16 +0.06 0
Image:Zcdua.jpg Ceylon Democratic Unity Alliance 10,736 0.12 0
Image:Znlf.jpg New Left Front 8,461 0.09 -0.42 0
Image:Zdplf.jpg Democratic People's Liberation Front 7,326 0.08 -0.10 0 -1
Image:Zumpa.jpg United Muslim People's Alliance 3,779 0.04 0
Image:Zulf.jpg United Lalith Front 3,773 0.04 +0.00 0
Image:Znpp.jpg National People's Party 1,540 0.02 0
Image:Zsmbp.jpg Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1,401 0.02 +0.00 0
Image:Zsr.jpg Swarajya 1,136 0.01 0
Image:Zslpf.jpg Sri Lanka Progressive Front 814 0.01 +0.00 0
Image:Zrjp.jpg Ruhunu Janatha Party 590 0.01 +0.00 0
Image:Zslnf.jpg Sri Lanka National Front 493 0.01 +0.00 0
Image:Zlp.jpg Liberal Party 413 0.00 -0.01 0
Image:Zslmk.jpg Sri Lanka Muslim Katchi 382 0.00 -0.01 0
Image:Zsep.jpg Socialist Equality Party 159 0.00 +0.00 0
Image:Zdunf.jpg Democratic United National Front 141 0.00 -0.01 0
Independent lists * * * 0
Total 9,262,732 - - 225
Source: [1]
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2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Zupfa. ... UPFA election symbol The United Peoples Freedom Alliance is a political alliance in Sri Lanka. ... The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is a major political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Peoples Liberation Front (Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna) is a nationalist 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. ... 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. ... Desha Vimukthi Janatha Party (National Liberation Peoples Party), 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. ... Image File history File links Zunp. ... The United National Front is a alliance in Sri Lanka, formed by the United National Party and the Ceylon Workers Congress. ... The United National Party (UNP, Sinhalese:(pronounced Eksath Jathika Pakshaya), Tamil: ஐக்கிய தேசியக் கட்சி) is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Ceylon Workers Congress is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Zitak. ... 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... The Tamil National Alliance or Sri Lanka Tamil Government Party (Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi) is a Tamil separatist alliance in Sri Lanka, formed in 2001 just before the 2001 elections. ... 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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Zjhu. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Zslmc. ... The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File links Zucpf. ... The Up-Country Peoples Front is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File links Zepdp. ... The Eelam Peoples Democratic Party is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File links Zjsp. ... Image File history File links Zusp. ... The United Socialist Party (USP) is a Trotskyist political party in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Zcdua. ... Ceylon Democratic Unity Alliance is a political party based amongst plantation Tamils in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File links Znlf. ... The New Left Front is a left wing electoral coalition in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File links Zdplf. ... 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 Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Zumpa. ... Image File history File links Zulf. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Znpp. ... Image File history File links Zsmbp. ... Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputhra Pakshaya (Sinhala Sons of the Soil Party), a minor Sinhala Buddhist chauvinist political party in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Zsr. ... Image File history File links Zslpf. ... Image File history File links Zrjp. ... Image File history File links Zslnf. ... Image File history File links Zlp. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Zslmk. ... Image File history File links Zsep. ... The Socialist Equality Party is a Trotskyist political party in Sri Lanka. ... Image File history File links Zdunf. ... Democratic United National Front (Tamil: ஜனநாயக ஐக்கிய தேசிய முன்னணி), a political party in Sri Lanka. ...

Parliament Buildings

Under the British Colonial regime, when the Executive Council and the Legislative Councils were set up in 1831, they met in a building opposite Gordon Gardens, which is now the Presidential Secretariat. On January 29, 1930 the British Governor of Ceylon, Sir Herbert Stanley (1927-1931), opened a building fronting the ocean at Galle Face, Colombo, designed for meetings of the Legislative Council . It was subsequently used by the State Council (1931-1947). Initially, it seated 49 Legislative Council members. An Executive Council in Commonwealth constitutional practice based on the Westminster system exercizes executive power and is the top tier of a government led by a Governor-General, Governor, Lieutenant-Governor or Administrator (all governors). Until the advent of responsible government, Executive Councils existed primarily to advise the governor of... A Legislative Council in British constitutional thought is the second-to-top tier of a government led by a Governor-General, Governor or a Lieutenant-Governor, inferior to an Executive Council and equal to or superior to a Legislative Assembly. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... State Council or National Council is the name of a major governmental body in some countries. ...


Structural changes to the parliament building were made in 1947 when membership to the House of Representatives was increased to 101. In 1960, membership was increased to 157, and in 1977 to 168 but no changes were made to accommodation and facilities.


In 1967 under Speaker Sir Albert F. Peris, the leaders of the political parties unanimously resolved that a new Parliament building should be constructed on the opposite side of Beira Lake from the existing Parliament at Galle Face, but no further action was taken. While Stanley Tilakaratne was the Speaker (1970-77), the leaders of the political parties entrusted the drawing up of plans for a new Parliament building to architects, but the project was subsequently abandoned.


On July 04, 1979, then Prime Minister Ranasinghe Premadasa obtained sanction from Parliament to construct a new Parliament building at Duwa, a 5 hectare (12 acre) island in the Diyawanna Oya (off Baddegana Road, Pita Kotte) about 16 kilometres (10 miles) east of Colombo. The island had been used as a recreation and brawling spot for Portuguese soldiers in the last days of the Kotte era, alcohol being banned from the Royal City of Sri Jayawardhana Kotte. It had belonged to E.W. Perera and had housed a chicken farm prior to being vested in the state. July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10,000 square meters, commonly used for measuring land area. ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... Sri Jayewardenapura-Kotte, also known as Kotte, is the legislative capital of Sri Lanka. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: [2] Location [[Image:|250px||Location of Colombo]] Government Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Prassanna Gunawardena (United National Party) Geographical characteristics Area Total 14. ...


The building was designed by Architect Geoffrey Bawa and built with Sri Lankan funds. On April 29, 1982, the new Parliamentary Complex was declared open by then President J.R. Jayewardene. Geoffrey Bawa is considered Sri Lankas most prolific and influential architect. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Junius Richard Jayewardene (September 17, 1906 November 1, 1996) was a Sri Lankan politician. ...


External links

  • Sri Lankan Parliament Official Web Site
  • History of Parliament of Sri Lanka
  • The business of Parliament

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