12th Sri Lankan Parliament

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12th Parliament of Sri Lanka
5th Parliament of Sri Lanka
Senior Parliamentarians
Speaker M. Joseph Michael Perera, UNF
Deputy Speaker &
Chairman of Committees
Vacant
Deputy Chairman
of Committees
Siri Andrahennady, UNF
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, UNF
Leader of the Opposition Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, PA (2001-02)
Mahinda Rajapaksa, PA (2002-04)
Leader of the House W. J. M. Lokubandara, UNF
Chief Government Whip Mahinda Samarasinghe, UNF
Chief Opposition Whip Mahinda Rajapaksa, PA (2001-02)
Mangala Samaraweera, PA (2002-04)
Key Dates
Nomination 20–27 October 2001
Election 5 December 2001
First Meeting 19 December 2001
Dissolution 7 February 2004
Duration 2 years, 1 month & 18 days
Sessions
1st: 19 December 2001 – 3 November 2003
2nd: 19 November 2003 – 7 February 2004
www.parliament.lk

The 12th Sri Lankan Parliament was a meeting of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, with the membership determined by the results of the 2001 parliamentary election held on 5 December 2001. The parliament met for the first time on 19 December 2001 and was dissolved prematurely on 7 February 2004.

Election[edit]

The 12th parliamentary election was held on 5 December 2001. The United National Front (UNF), a newly formed opposition alliance, became the largest group in Parliament by winning 109 of the 225 seats. The incumbent People's Alliance (PA) won 77 seats. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) won 16 seats and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a new alliance of Tamil parties, won 15 seats. Smaller parties won the remaining 8 seats.[1]

Results[edit]

Winners of polling divisions. UNF in green and PA in blue.
Alliance Votes % Seats
  United National Front 4,086,026 45.62% 109
  People's Alliance 3,330,815 37.19% 77
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 815,353 9.10% 16
  Tamil National Alliance 348,164 3.89% 15
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 105,346 1.18% 5
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 72,783 0.81% 2
  Democratic People's Liberation Front 16,669 0.19% 1
Others 180,713 2.02% 0
Total 8,955,869 100.00% 225

The new parliament was sworn in on 19 December 2001.[2] M. Joseph Michael Perera was elected Speaker unopposed. The post of Deputy Speaker was left vacant after the PA refused to nominate anyone. Siri Andrahennady was elected Deputy Chairman of Committees unopposed.

Government[edit]

Main article: Cabinet of Sri Lanka

The UNF was able to form a government with the support of the five SLMC MPs elected under their party's name (the SLMC contested under its name in three districts and with the UNF in all other districts).

On 9 December 2001, President Chandrika Kumaratunga appointed Ranil Wickremasinghe, the leader of the UNF, as the new Prime Minister.[3] The rest of the government, comprising 24 Ministers, 28 Project Ministers and 8 Deputy Ministers, were sworn in on 12 December 2001.[4][5]

The 12th parliament saw the only significant period of co-habitation in Sri Lanka since the executive presidency was introduced in 1978. There were numerous disputes between President Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Wickremasinghe, particularly over the handling of the peace process with the rebel Tamil Tigers.[6] The political tension came to a head in early November 2003 when, as Prime Minister Wickremasinghe was out of the country, President Kumaratunga prorogued parliament, declared a state of emergency, sent troops into the streets of the capital and took control of three important ministries (defence, interior and media).[7][8][9][10] On 20 January 2004 the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, President Kumaratunga's party and the main constituent of the opposition People's Alliance, and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna formed a new political alliance called the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).[11] A few days later on 7 February 2004 the president dissolved parliament, nearly four years ahead of schedule and despite the government having the support of the majority of parliament.[12][13]

Changes in party/alliance affiliations[edit]

Deaths and resignations[edit]

The 12th parliament saw the following deaths and resignations:

Members[edit]

Name
Electoral
District

Preference
Votes

Member
From
Member
To
Elected
Party

Elected
Alliance

Final
Party

Final
Alliance

Notes
Abayakoon, Dimuthu Bandara KAN 5,957 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Abeygunawardena, Rohitha KAL 46,571 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Abeynayake, Piyadasa RAT 38,655 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Abeyratne, P. D. KAL 52,414 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Abeywardena, Lakshman Yapa MTR 81,617 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Abeywardena, Mahinda Yapa MTR 64,756 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Abeywardena, Vajira GAL 110,055 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Public Administration, Management & Reforms (01-).
Abeywickrama, Ananda GAL 50,772 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Adaikalanathan, Selvam VAN 28,548 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Aluthgamage, Mahindananda KAN 50,618 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Aluvihare, Alick MTL 75,620 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Home Affairs, Provincial Councils & Local Government (01-).
Aluvihare, Ranjith MTL 72,553 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Amaratunga, John GAM 82,326 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Interior (01-03).
Amaraweera, Mahinda NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Amunugama, Sarath KAN 78,110 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Anandasangaree, Veerasingham JAF 36,217 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TULF TNA TULF TNA
Ananthan, Sivasakthy VAN 14,023 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 EPRLF TNA EPRLF TNA
Andrahannadi, Siri HAM 26,644 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Deputy Chairman of Committees (01-04).
Ashraff, Ferial AMP 28,802 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 NUA PA NUA PA
Athaullah. A. L. M. AMP 35,523 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC SLMC UNF Project Minister of Highways (01-).
Athukorala, Gamini RAT 140,054 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Transport, Highways & Aviation (01-).
Attanayake, Tissa KAN 99,381 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Central Region Development (01-).
Azwer, A. H. M. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (01-).
Badhiutheen, Risad VAN 9,276 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF
Bandara, Palitha Range PUT 69,167 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Bandara, R. M. Ranjith Madduma MON 38,474 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Bandara, S. A. R. Madduma BAD 36,708 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Bandaranaike, Anura GAM 262,051 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Bandaranaike, D. M. KUR 52,808 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Bandaranaike, Indika KUR 69,513 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Deputy Minister of Environment & Natural Resources (01-).
Bandaranaike, Pandu GAM 78,614 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Bawa, A. A. M. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC SLMC UNF
Bogollagama, Rohitha KUR 65,576 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Industries (01-).
Cader, A. R. M. Abdul NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Co-operatives (01-).
Cader, Mohideen Abdul BAT 17,497 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC SLMC UNF Deputy Minister of Fisheries (01-).
Chandra Nehru, Ariyanayagam AMP 26,282 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TULF TNA TULF TNA
Chandrasekar, Ramalingam NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Chandrasekaran, Periyasamy NUW 121,421 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UCPF UNF UCPF UNF Project Minister of Estate Infrastructure (01-).
Chandrasena, S. M. ANU 38,090 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Choksy, K. N. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Finance (01-).
Collure, Raja NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 CPSL PA CPSL PA
Dassanayake, D. M. PUT 47,100 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Dassanayake, D. M. S. K. NUW 35,504 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Dawood, Basheer Segu NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF Deputy Minister of Housing (01-).
Dayaratna, Petikirige AMP 42,301 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Health, Nutrition & Welfare (01-).
Dayaratne, Tudor KAL 55,181 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
de Mel, Mallika MTR 60,531 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
de Mel, Ronnie NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
de Silva, Nimal Siripala BAD 85,273 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
de Soyza, Ajantha NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Devananda, Douglas JAF 9,744 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 EPDP EPDP
Dissanayake, Anura Kumara NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Dissanayake, Duminda ANU 76,088 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Dissanayake, Navin NUW 74,894 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Deputy Minister of Plantations Industries (01-).
Dissanayake, S. B. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Agriculture & Livestock (01-). Minister of Samurdhi (01-).
Dissanayake, Salinda KUR 69,963 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Dodangoda, Amarasiri GAL 78,697 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Ekanayake, T. B. KUR 43,994 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Ekanayake, W. B. ANU 51,373 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Fernando, Johnston KUR 114,845 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports (01-).
Fernando, Milroy PUT 35,121 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Fernando, Tyronne COL 46,129 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Foreign Affairs (01-).
Fernandopulle, Jeyaraj GAM 95,591 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Fowzie, A. H. M. COL 103,817 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Galappaththi, Justin MTR 60,548 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Galappaththi, Nihal HAM 4,514 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Gamage, Lal ANU 36,609 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Assisting Foreign Affairs (01-).
Gamage, Piyasena GAL 54,570 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Ganesan, Mano COL 54,942 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 WPF UNF WPF UNF
Gopallawa, Anura KUR 48,672 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Gunasekara, Earl POL 57,957 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Home Affairs, Local Government & Provincial Councils (01-).
Gunaserkara, Edward GAM 70,667 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Gunathilake, Nandana KAL 8,312 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Gunawardena, Bandula COL 66,516 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Rural Economy (01-). Deputy Minister of Finance (01-).
Gunawardena, Dinesh COL 87,615 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 MEP PA MEP PA
Gunawardena, M. K. A. S. TRI 14,938 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Gunawardena, Sarana GAM 59,470 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Hajrath, A. L. M. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF
Hakeem, Rauff KAN 71,094 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF Minister of Port Development & Shipping (01-). Minister of Eastern Development & Muslim Religious Affairs (01-).
Haleem, M. H. A. KAN 75,630 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Handunnetti, Sunil COL 9,438 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Harees, H. M. M. AMP 34,798 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC SLMC UNF
Harrison, Palisge ANU 69,878 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Housing Development (01-).
Hashim, Kabir KEG 53,406 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Tertiary Education & Training (01-).
Herath, Jayarathna KUR 47,471 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Herath, Maheepala KEG 70,934 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Herath, Vijitha GAM 13,981 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Hisbullah, M. L. A. M. BAT 19,785 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Isadean, M. H. Segu NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 NUA PA NUA PA
Ismail, Mohamed AMP 23,718 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC SLMC UNF
Jagodage, Achala RAT 2,617 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Jayaratne, D. M. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Jayaratne, Sydney POL 28,109 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Jayasekara, Premalal RAT 79,742 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Jayasena, Sumedha MON 31,239 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Jayasinghe, Athula Nimalasiri NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Jayasinghe, Chandrani Bandara ANU 54,969 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Jayasuriya, Karu GAM 250,912 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Power & Energy (01-).
Jayawardena, Asoka RAT 37,442 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Jayawardena, Jayalath GAM 116,737 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement & Refugees (01-).
Jayawardena, Lucky KAN 45,693 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Jayaweera, Jayantha GAL 49,667 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Kadirgamar, Lakshman NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Karalliyadde, Tissa ANU 35,608 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Karunanayake, Ravi COL 129,993 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Commerce & Consumer Affairs (01-).
Karunathilaka, Gayantha GAL 64,257 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Kathriarachchi, Chandana COL 57,673 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Katugoda, Jayantha COL 54,274 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Kaviratne, Sanjeewa MTL 37,226 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Kiriella, Lakshman KAN 70,241 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Plantation Industries (01-).
Kitulagoda, Jinadasa MTR 4,799 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Kodituwakku, Karunasena COL 78,093 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Human Resource Development, Education & Cultural Affairs (01-)
Krishnappillai, Gnanamuththu BAT 20,675 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 ACTC TNA ACTC TNA
Kuganeswaran, Irasa VAN 15,936 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Kularathne, Ananda HAM 24,811 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Southern Regional Development (01-).
Kumara, Ananda Sarath POL 40,381 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Kumaranatunga, Jeewan COL 70,799 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Kumarasiri, Ananda MON 37,567 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Lalkantha, K. D. ANU 4,304 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Lokubandara, W. J. M. BAD 80,593 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Leader of the House (01-04). Minister of Justice, Law Reform & National Integration (01-). Minister of Buddha Sasana (01-).
Lokuge, Gamini COL 66,968 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Tourism (01-).
Maharoof, Mohamed TRI 25,264 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Maheswaran, Thiagarasah JAF 11,598 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Hindu Affairs (01-).
Mahroof, Mohamed COL 85,988 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Urban Public Utilities (01-).
Makar, Imithiyas Bakeer KAL 89,147 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Mass Communication (01-03).
Manthilake, Chitra KAN 51,768 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Marapone, Tilak NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Defence (01-03).
Mashoor, Noordeen VAN 12,673 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Assisting Vanni Rehabilitation (01-).
Matanarasa, Nadarasa JAF 7,350 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 EPDP EPDP
Mohamed, M. H. COL 64,783 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Western Region Development (01-).
Moragoda, Milinda COL 134,132 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Economic Reform, Science & Technology (01-).
Musthaffa, M. M. M. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Nanayakkara, Hemakumara GAL 78,590 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Nawinne, S. B. KUR 78,718 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Nelson, H. G. P. POL 41,822 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Irrigation (01-).
Pararajasingham, Joseph BAT 20,279 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TULF TNA TULF TNA
Pathirana, Richard GAL 72,737 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Peiris, G. L. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Enterprise Development, Industrial Policy & Investment Promotion (01-). Minister of Constitutional Affairs (01-).
Perera, Dilan NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Perera, Felix GAM 73,009 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Perera, Gamini Jayawickrama KUR 141,702 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Irrigation & Water Management (01-).
Perera, Joseph Michael GAM 86,959 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Speaker (01-04).
Perera, Larine PUT 46,043 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Perera, Lilantha COL 43,887 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Perera, Neomal PUT 59,895 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Piyadasa, K. K. NUW 54,206 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Piyasena, Upali KUR 50,963 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of State Transport (01-).
Podinilame, Jayathilaka KEG 46,769 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of North West Regional Development (01-).
Ponnambalam, Gajendrakumar JAF 29,641 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 ACTC TNA ACTC TNA
Premachandra, Bharatha Lazman COL 61,530 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Premadasa, Champika KEG 57,249 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Premadasa, Sajith HAM 92,536 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Deputy Minister of Health (01-).
Premajayanth, Susil COL 90,170 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Premathirathna, Olitha GAM 81,302 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Punchinilame, Susantha RAT 101,033 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Small Holder Development (01-).
Pushpakumara, Jagath MON 32,754 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Puththirasigamoney, Vadivel NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Radhakrishnan, Perumalpillai NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UCPF UNF UCPF UNF
Rajakaruna, Sarath Chandra GAM 60,776 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Rajapaksa, Chamal HAM 48,473 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Rajapaksa, Mahinda HAM 81,855 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA Chief Opposition Whip (01-02). Leader of the Opposition (02-04).
Rajapaksha, Suranimala GAM 60,861 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of School Education (01-).
Rambukwella, Keheliya KAN 143,235 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Ranatunga, Arjuna COL 97,409 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Ranatunga, Reggie GAM 53,031 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Randeniya, Ravindra GAM 56,449 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Rathnayaka, Bimal KUR 4,240 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Rathnayake, C. B. NUW 49,673 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Rathnayake, Gamini KEG 3,691 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Ratnatilaka, Mahinda RAT 58,265 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Ratnayaka, Sagala MTR 55,423 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Deputy Minister of Power & Energy (01-).
Ratnayake, Amara Piyaseeli KUR 50,963 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Women’s Affairs (01-).
Ratwatte, Anuruddha KAN 102,906 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Raviraj, Nadarajah JAF 19,263 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TULF TNA TULF TNA
Rupasinghe, Neil GAM 48,167 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Samarasinghe, Mahinda KAL 108,503 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Chief Government Whip (01-04). Project Minister of Employment & Labour (01-).
Samaraweera, Mangala MTR 105,992 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA Chief Opposition Whip (02-04).
Samaraweera, Ravindra BAD 44,742 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Social Welfare (01-).
Samaraweera, Upali BAD 43,228 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Samitha, Baddegama GAL 42,120 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Sampanthan, Rajavarothiam TRI 40,110 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TULF TNA TULF TNA
Sathasivam, S. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Senanayake, Rukman KEG 73,594 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Environment & Natural Resources (01-).
Senaratne, Rajitha KAL 102,919 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Land (01-).
Senathirajah, Mavai JAF 33,831 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TULF TNA TULF TNA
Senewiratne, Athauda KEG 56,299 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Senewiratne, John RAT 64,693 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Senewiratne, Lakshman BAD 46,792 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Water Management (01-).
Shivajilingam, M. K. JAF 17,859 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Sirisena, Maithripala POL 52,421 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Sirisena, R. A. D. KEG 44,627 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Project Minister of Samurdhi (01-).
Siththarathan, Tharumalingam VAN 4,468 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 PLOTE DPLF PLOTE DPLF
Sivalingam, Muthu NUW 107,338 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 CWC UNF CWC UNF Deputy Minister of Agriculture & Livestock (01-).
Sivasithamparam, Murugesu NAT 19 December 2001 5 June 2002 TULF TNA TULF TNA Died. Replaced by Kathirgamathamby Thurairetnasingam.
Siyambalapitiya, Ranjith KEG 49,298 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Soyza, Vijith Wijayamuni MON 30,724 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Subasinghe, S. K. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Tennakoon, Janaka Bandara MTL 49,959 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Tennakoon, Kumari KUR 42,914 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Tennakoon, Thilina Bandara KAN 51,542 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Thangavadivel, Thambirajah BAT 24,475 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Thewarapperuma, A. K. AMP 26,361 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Thissera, Dayasritha PUT 32,457 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Thondaman, Arumugan NUW 121,542 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 CWC UNF CWC UNF Minister of Housing & Plantation Infrastructure (01-).
Thowfeek, K. M. TRI 24,847 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Thowfeek, M. S. NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF
Thurairetnasingam, K. NAT 7 February 2004 TULF TNA TULF TNA Replaces Murugesu Sivasithamparam.
Tissera, Sugath PUT 36,218 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Umma, Anjan GAM 10,834 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Velayutham, Karupaiyah BAD 40,753 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Vinayagamoorthy, Appathurai JAF 19,472 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 ACTC TNA ACTC TNA
Wanniarachchi, Pavithra Devi RAT 84,173 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Wedaarachchi, Dilip HAM 38,972 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Weerakoon, Athula Indika GAL 2,938 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Weerawansa, Wimal COL 19,687 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 JVP JVP
Welgama, Kumara KAL 81,507 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Wickremanayake, Ratnasiri KAL 120,432 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA Leader of the Opposition (01-02).
Wickremarathne, D. D. W. BAD 33,513 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Wickremasinghe, Ranil COL 415,686 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Prime Minister (01-04). Minister of Policy Development & Implementation (01-).
Wijekoon, Jayasundera NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Wijemanna, Lakshman KAL 45,766 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Wijesekara, Mahinda MTR 95,378 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF Minister of Fisheries & Ocean Resources (01-).
Wijethunga, A. A. RAT 43,081 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Yalegama, Bandula MTL 35,450 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Yapa, Anura Priyadharshana KUR 67,717 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 SLFP PA SLFP PA
Yogarajan, Ramaiah NAT 19 December 2001 7 February 2004 CWC UNF CWC UNF

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