Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (1956)

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This article is about the political alliance founded in 1956 by S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike. For the political party founded in 1959 by Philip Gunawardena, see Mahajana Eksath Peramuna.
People's United Front
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna
Leader S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Founder S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Founded 1956
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Politics of Sri Lanka
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The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (People's United Front) was electoral alliance founded in 1956. It consisted of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Viplavakari Lanka Sama Samaja Party led by Philip Gunawardena and Sinhala Bhasha Peramuna (Sinhala Language Front) led by Wijeyananda Dahanayake.

The alliance won the 1956 elections and formed the government.

The MEP alliance fell apart in May 1959 after Philip Gunawardena and William de Silva resigned from the government. The VLSSP joined the opposition.

The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna name was carried forward by Philip Gunawardena who founded a new political party called Mahajana Eksath Peramuna in 1959.