Albert Peries

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Albert Peries
5th & 10th Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka
In office
13 February 1951 – 18 February 1956
Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake
Dudley Senanayake
John Kotelawala
Preceded by Alfred Francis Molamure
Succeeded by Hameed Hussain Sheikh Ismail
In office
5 April 1965 – 21 September 1967
Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake
Preceded by Hugh Fernando
Succeeded by Shirley Corea
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Nattandiya
In office
1952 – ?
Personal details
Born (1905-05-12) 12 May 1905 (age 109)
Nattandiya, North Western Province, British Ceylon
Died 1968
Political party United National Party

Sir Pattiyapathirennehelage Albert Fredrick Peries (12 May 1905 - ) was the 5th & 10th Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Serving as Deputy Speaker Peries first became Speaker with the sudden death of Francis Molamure, who collapsed and died while presiding over the session.

He was elected to the seat of Nattandiya.[1][2]

Peries attended St. Joseph's College, Colombo where he was a keen sportsman.

Peries was honoured with a knighthood in recognition of his service to his country.[3] The Sir Albert F. Peiris Sports Complex in Wennappuwa is named after him.


  1. ^ "Molamure is elected Speaker of First Parliament". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Kurera, S. K. J. "18th Death Anniversary of former Speaker Hugh Fernando today". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Epasinghe, Premasara. "Former Speaker Sir Albert F. Peries was a versatile Josephian sportsman". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alfred Francis Molamure
Speaker of the Parliament
Succeeded by
Hameed Hussain Sheikh Ismail
Preceded by
Hugh Fernando
Speaker of the Parliament
Succeeded by
Shirley Corea