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13th Parliament of Sri Lanka
12th 14th
Legislative body Parliament of Sri Lanka
Term 22 April 2004 – 9 February 2010
Election 2 April 2004
Senior parliamentarians
Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara, UNF
Deputy Speaker and
Chairman of Committees
Gitanjana Gunawardena, UPFA (2004–08)
Piyankara Jayaratne, UPFA (2008–10)
Deputy Chairman of Committees M. Satchithanandan, UNF (2004–06)
Piyasiri Wijenayake, UPFA (2006)
Ramalingam Chandrasekar, UPFA (2006–10)
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, UPFA (2004–05)
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, UPFA (2005–10)
Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe, UNF
Leader of the House Maithripala Sirisena, UPFA (2004–05)
Nimal Siripala de Silva, UPFA (2005–10)
Chief Government Whip Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, UPFA (2004–08)
Dinesh Gunawardena, UPFA (2008–10)
Chief Opposition Whip Mahinda Samarasinghe, UNF (2004–06)
M. Joseph Michael Perera, UNF (2006–10)
Sessions
1st 22 April 2004 – 21 November 2005
2nd 25 November 2005 – 6 May 2008
3rd 6 June 2008 – 17 May 2009
4th 19 May 2009 – 9 February 2010

The 13th Parliament of Sri Lanka was a meeting of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, with the membership determined by the results of the 2004 parliamentary election held on 2 April 2004. The parliament met for the first time on 22 April 2004 and was dissolved on 9 February 2010.

Election[edit]

The 13th parliamentary election was held on 2 April 2004. The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), a newly formed opposition alliance, became the largest group in Parliament by winning 105 of the 225 seats. The incumbent United National Front (UNF) won 82 seats. The minority Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won 22 seats. Smaller parties won the remaining 16 seats.[1]

Results[edit]

Winners of polling divisions. UPFA in blue and UNF in green.
Alliance Votes % Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance 4,223,970 45.60% 105
  United National Front 3,504,200 37.83% 82
  Tamil National Alliance 633,654 6.84% 22
  Jathika Hela Urumaya 552,724 5.97% 9
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 186,876 2.02% 5
  Up-Country People's Front 49,728 0.54% 1
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 24,955 0.27% 1
Others 86,625 0.94% 0
Total 9,262,732 100.00% 225

The new parliament was sworn in on 22 April 2004.[2] W. J. M. Lokubandara, the opposition's candidate, was elected Speaker after three dramatic rounds of voting in Parliament.[3][4] The parliament reconvened on 18 May 2004 to elect unopposed Gitanjana Gunawardena as Deputy Speaker and M. Satchithanandan as the Deputy Chairman of Committees.[5]

Government[edit]

Main article: Cabinet of Sri Lanka

The UPFA was able to form a minority government with the support of the sole Eelam People's Democratic Party MP.[6][7]

On 6 April 2004, President Chandrika Kumaratunga appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa, the leader of the UPFA, as the new Prime Minister.[8] The rest of the government, comprising 30 Ministers and 31 Deputy Ministers, were sworn in on 10 April 2004.[9][10] President Kumaratunga retained control of the important ministries of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order, Highways, Education and Buddha Sasana.

After that a number of defections and counter-defections from the opposition increased the number of government MPs to 129, most of whom were rewarded with ministerial posts.[11] This allowed the UPFA form a stable government for six years.

Following the expiration of the second term of President Kumaratunge, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse defeated the leader of the United National Party and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in the 2005 Presidential election. He was succeeded as Prime Minister by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.

By January 2007 the government had grown to 104 (52 Ministers + 33 Non-Cabinet Ministers + 19 Deputy Ministers).[12][13] Only a handful of UPFA MPs didn't have a ministerial position. The government was labelled the "Jumbo Cabinet" due to the high number of ministers.[14][15] It was the largest government in Sri Lanka's history and proportionally one of the largest in the world. By the end of the 13th Parliament the number of ministers had grown further to 109.[16]

Changes in party/alliance affiliations[edit]

The 13th parliament saw a number of defections and counter-defections:

Deaths and resignations[edit]

The 13th parliament saw numerous 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 111,923 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Abeygunawardena, Rohitha KAL 62,598 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Post, Telecommunications & Udarata Development (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Nation Building (07-).
Abeywardena, Lakshman Yapa MTR 66,498 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Non-Cabinet Minister of Media (07-).
Abeywardena, Mahinda Yapa MTR 60,453 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Healthcare & Nutrition (04). Minister of Cultural Affairs.
Abeywardena, Vajira GAL 126,037 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Adaikalanathan, Selvam VAN 39,535 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Alagiyawanna, Lasantha GAM 86,550 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Transport (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Road Passenger Transport (07-).
Alahakoon, Sujatha MTL 57,234 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Alahapperuma, Dullas NAT 19 December 2005 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Lakshman Kadirgamar. Minister of Transport (07-).
Ali, Hasen NAT 22 April 2004 2008-04-02 SLMC SLMC UNF Deputy Minister of Supplementary Crops Development (07). Resigned. Replaced by Hasen Ali.
Ali, Hasen NAT 22 July 2008 2010-02-09 SLMC SLMC UNF Replaces Hasen Ali.
Aluthgamage, Mahindananda KAN 82,036 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Power & Energy (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Power (07-).
Aluvihare, Alick MTL 39,649 22 April 2004 2009-05-17 UNP UNF UNP UNF Died. Replaced by Nandimithra Ekanayake.
Aluvihare, Ranjith MTL 47,152 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Amarakitti, Kotapola COL 26,539 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA
Amarasinghe, Siripala GAM 128,633 22 April 2004 2006-04-19 JVP UPFA JVP Resigned. Replaced by Sarath Kumara Gunaratna.
Amaratunga, John GAM 86,141 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Amaraweera, Mahinda HAM 63,118 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Urban Development & Water Supply (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Water Supply (07-).
Ameer, Ali BAT 21,232 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLMC ACMC UPFA Non-Cabinet Minister of Disaster Relief Services (07-).
Amunugama, Sarath KAN 78,817 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Finance (04-). M. of Public Administration & Home Affairs (−07). M. of Enterprise Development & Investment Promotion (07-).
Ananthan, Sivasakthy VAN 29,801 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 EPRLF TNA EPRLF TNA
Arachchi, Lakshman Nipuna COL 122,645 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Ariyanethiran, Pakkiyaselvam BAT 35,377 18 May 2004 2010-02-09 TNA TNA Replaces Kingsley Rajanayagam.
Arulsamy, Santhanam NUW 19,711 5 February 2010 2010-02-09 WLF UPFA WLF UPFA Replaces P. Chandrasekaran. Contested the 2004 election as a candidate of the UCPF but later formed his own party, the Workers' Liberation Front.
Ashraff, Ferial AMP 52,223 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 NUA UPFA NUA UPFA Minister of Housing Construction & Industries, Education Development in Eastern Province & Irrigation Development (04-). M. of Housing & Common Amenities
Athaullah, A. L. M. AMP 39,773 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 NC UPFA NC UPFA Minister of Eastern Infrastructure Development (04-). M. of Water Supply & Drainage (07-).
Attanayake, Tissa KAN 93,971 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Atukorale, Thalatha RAT 113,617 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Badhiutheen, Risad VAN 15,981 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLMC UNF ACMC UPFA Minister of Resettlement & Disaster Relief Services.
Banda, R. M. Dharmadasa MON 36,104 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Additional Plantation Crops (07-).
Banda, Y. M. Nawaratna KAN 81,036 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Bandara, Palitha Range PUT 40,284 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Bandara, R. M. Ranjith Madduma MON 41,889 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Bandaranaike, Anura GAM 198,444 22 April 2004 2008-03-16 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Industries, Investment Promotion & Tourism (04-07). M. of National Heritage (07-08). Died. Replaced by Sarana Gunawardena.
Bandaranaike, Indika KUR 65,275 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA
Bandaranaike, Pandu GAM 56,715 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Public Administration & Home Affairs (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Religious Affairs (07-).
Basnayake, Bandula KUR 52,099 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Environment & Natural Resources (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Sports (07-).
Bhaila, Hussain Ahamed NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLMC UNF ACMC UPFA Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (07-).
Bogollagama, Rohitha KUR 44,206 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Foreign Affairs (07-).
Cader, A. R. M. Abdul KAN 89,829 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Chandrakanthan, Chandra Nehru NAT 27 September 2006 2010-02-09 TNA TNA Replaces Joseph Pararajasingham.
Chandrasekar, Ramalingam NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP Deputy Chairman of Committees (06-10).
Chandrasekaran, Periyasamy NUW 42,582 22 April 2004 2010-01-01 UCPF UCPF UPFA Minister of Community Development & Social Inequity Eradication. Died. Replaced by Santhanam Arulsamy.
Chandrasena, S. M. ANU 56,651 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Estate Community Infrastructure (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Nation Building (07-).
Choksy, K. N. NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Cooray, Reginald KAL 78,693 22 April 2004 2004-05-28 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Information & Media (04-). Resigned. Replaced by Nirmala Kotalawala.
Cyril, Solomon JAF 31,177 9 April 2008 2010-02-09 TNA TNA Replaces K. Sivanesan.
Dassanayake, D. M. PUT 55,775 22 April 2004 2008-01-08 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Livestock Development (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Nation Building (07-). Murdered. Replaced by Piyankara Jayaratne.
Dawood, Basheer Segu NAT 20 July 2004 2008-04-02 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF Replaces W.P.S. Pushpakumara. Non-Cabinet Minister of Local Government (07). Resigned. Replaced by Rauff Hakeem.
Dayarathana, Akmeemana COL 10,220 8 June 2004 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA Replaces Kahaluwe Ratnaseeha.
Dayaratna, Petikirige AMP 31,215 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Planning Implementation (07-).
de Silva, Nimal Siripala BAD 96,799 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Health Care & Nutrition (04-). Leader of the House (05-10).
Devananda, Douglas JAF 9,405 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 EPDP EPDP UPFA Minister of Agriculture, Marketing Development, Hindu Education Affairs, Tamil Language & Vocational Training Centres in North (04-). M. of Social Services & Social Welfare.
Dhammaloka, Uduwe COL 42,850 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA
Dissanayake, Anura Kumara KUR 153,868 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Dissanayake, Duminda ANU 72,710 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Skills Development, Vocational & Technical Education (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Petroleum Resources (07-).
Dissanayake, Lalith KEG 33,648 5 September 2008 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Anuruddha Polgampala.
Dissanayake, Navin NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Investment Promotion (07-).
Dissanayake, P. Weerakumara PUT 50,194 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Dissanayake, Rohana MTL 37,091 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Samurdhi & Poverty Alleviation (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Urban Development (07-).
Dissanayake, Salinda KUR 52,520 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of River Basin & Rajarata Development (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Coconut Development (07-).
Dissanayake, S. B. NUW 71,723 22 April 2004 2004-12-07 UNP UNF UNP UNF Vacated seat. Replaced by Renuka Herath.
Dodangoda, Amarasiri GAL 60,282 22 April 2004 2009-05-30 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Public Administration & Home Affairs (04-). M. of Justice & Legal Reforms (07-). Died. Replaced by Chandima Weerakkody.
Eelaventhan, M. K. NAT 22 April 2004 2007-12-14 TNA TNA Vacated seat. Replaced by Raseen Mohammed Imam.
Ekanayake, Nandimithra MTL 33,017 9 June 2009 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Replaces Alick Aluvihare.
Ekanayake, T. B. KUR 57,079 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Highways (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Highways (07-).
Ekanayake, W. B. ANU 38,183 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Highways (07-).
Faizal, Cassim AMP 20,724 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLMC SLMC UNF Deputy Minister of Scientific Affairs (07).
Fernando, Johnston KUR 112,601 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA
Fernando, Milroy PUT 36,545 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Christian Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs (04-). M. of Public Estate Management & Development (07-).
Fernandopulle, Jeyaraj GAM 90,307 22 April 2004 2008-04-06 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Chief Government Whip (04-08). Minister of Trade, Commerce & Consumer Affairs (04-07). M. of Highways & Road Development. M. of Parliamentary Affairs (−07). Murdered. Replaced by Duleep Wijesekera.
Fowzie, A. H. M. COL 49,719 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Environment & Natural Resources (04-). M. of Petroleum & Petroleum Resources Development.
Gajadeera, Chandrasiri MTR 46,138 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CPSL UPFA CPSL UPFA Deputy Minister of Housing & Construction Industry, Eastern Province Education & Irrigation Development (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Home Affairs (07-).
Galappaththi, Nihal HAM 96,039 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Gamage, Piyasena GAL 71,307 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Skills Development, Vocational & Technical Education (04-). M. of Vocational & Technical Training.
Gamalath, Siripala POL 47,085 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Agricultural Marketing Development (04-). D.M. of Agrarian Services (07-).
Ganesan, Mano COL 51,508 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 DPF UNF DPF UNF
Gankanda, Dunesh RAT 42,738 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Gunaratna, Sarath Kumara GAM 54,968 23 May 2006 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Siripala Amarasinghe. Deputy Minister of Aviation (07-).
Gunasekara, Deepal RAT 76,883 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Gunasekara, Earl POL 38,681 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Gunasekara, Edward GAM 44,890 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF Joined UPFA. Deputy Minister of Railways (07-). Went back to UNP.
Gunasekera, D. E. W. NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CPSL UPFA CPSL UPFA Minister of Constitutional Affairs & National Integration.
Gunasekera, R. M. P. U. S. MON 71,115 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Gunathilake, Nandana KAL 135,743 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA SLFP UPFA Was an independent MP, joined NFF, quit NFF, joined SLFP.
Gunawardena, Bandula COL 57,460 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Trade, Marketing Development & Consumer Affairs (07-).
Gunawardena, Dinesh COL 82,626 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 MEP UPFA MEP UPFA Minister of Urban Development & Water Supply (04-07); M. of Urban Development & Sacred Areas (07-). Chief Government Whip (08-10). Deputy Minister of Education (04-).
Gunawardena, Gitanjana NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 MEP UPFA MEP UPFA Deputy Speaker & Chairman of Committees (04-08).
Gunawardena, Sarana GAM 52,288 6 May 2008 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Anura Bandaranaike.
Hakeem, Rauff AMP 68,627 22 April 2004 2008-04-02 SLMC SLMC UNF Minister of Posts & Telecommunication (07). Resigned. Replaced by A. M. M. Naoshad.
Hakeem, Rauff NAT 10 July 2008 2010-02-09 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF Replaces Basheer Segu Dawood.
Haleem, M. H. A. KAN 66,669 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Handunnetti, Sunil COL 152,942 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Harrison, Pelisge ANU 60,777 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Hashim, Kabir KEG 69,372 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Herath, Jayarathna KUR 53,876 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Public Security, Law & Order (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (07-).
Herath, Maheepala KEG 71,682 22 April 2004 2004-05-27 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Transport (04-). Resigned. Replaced by H. R. Mithrapala.
Herath, Renuka NUW 45,701 30 January 2006 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF Replaces S.B. Dissanayake.
Herath, Samansiri PUT 38,113 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Herath, Vijitha GAM 215,540 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Imam, Raseen Mohammed NAT 8 January 2008 2010-02-09 TNA TNA Replaces M. K. Eelaventhan.
Isadean, M. H. Segu NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 NUA UPFA NUA UPFA Deputy Minister of Information & Media (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Export Development (07-).
Ismail, Mohamed Ismail Anwar NAT 22 April 2004 2007-09-13 NC UPFA NC UPFA Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Development in the Eastern Province (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Irrigation (07). Died. Replaced by Basil Rajapaksa.
Jagodage, Achala RAT 97,083 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Jayaratne, D. M. KAN 64,317 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Posts, Telecommunications & Upcountry Development (04-07). M. of Plantations (07-).
Jayaratne, Piyankara PUT 33,144 14 January 2008 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces D. M. Dassanayake. Deputy Speaker & Chairman of Committees (08-10).
Jayasekara, Dayasiri KUR 52,576 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Jayasekara, Premalal RAT 71,982 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of River Basin & Rajarata Development (04-).
Jayasena, Sumedha G. MON 47,538 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Women Affairs & Social Welfare (04-). M. of Child Development & Women's Empowerment.
Jayasinghe, Chandrani Bandara ANU 49,471 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Jayasinghe, N. D. N. P. NUW 44,229 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Jayasuriya, Karu GAM 202,029 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF Joined UPFA, returned to UNP. Minister of Public Administration & Home Affairs (07-).
Jayawardana, Jayalath GAM 93,643 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Jegadhiswaran, S. NUW 81,386 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CWC UNF CWC UPFA Deputy Minister of National Integration (07-).
Jeyanandamoorthy, Senathirajah BAT 44,457 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TNA TNA
Kadirgamar, Lakshman NAT 22 April 2004 2005-08-12 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Foreign Affairs (04-). Murdered. Replaced by Dullas Alahapperuma.
Kajendren, Selvarajah JAF 112,077 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TNA TNA
Kamardeen, Abdul Baiz NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLMC UNF SLMC (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Provincial Councils (07-).
Kanagaratnam, Sathasivam VAN 30,390 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TNA TNA
Kanagasabai, Thanmanpillai BAT 57,843 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TNA TNA
Karalliyadde, Tissa ANU 40,933 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Indigenous Medicine (04-).
Kariyawasam, Akila Viraj KUR 83,114 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Karunanayake, Ravi COL 69,975 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Karunaratne, M. D. Namal KUR 114,516 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Karunatileka, Gayantha GAL 55,757 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Kathiraman, Thangeswary BAT 50,545 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TNA TNA
Kiriella, Lakshman KAN 81,136 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Kisshor, Sivanathan VAN 17,653 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TNA TNA
Kitulagoda, Jinadasa MTR 109,417 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Kotalawala, Nirmala KAL 55,461 20 July 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Reginold Cooray. Non-Cabinet Minister of Education Services (07-).
Kumara, Ajith GAL 128,060 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Kumaranatunga, Jeewan COL 51,583 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Sports (−07); M. of Lands & Land Development (07-)
Lalkantha, K. D. ANU 114,319 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Lokubandara, W. J. M. BAD 56,954 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF Speaker (04-10).
Lokuge, Gamini COL 53,810 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Sports (07-).
Lucida, J. A. Mary NAT 22 April 2004 2004-04-23 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Resigned. Replaced by Mervyn Silva.
Maheswaran, Thiagarasah COL 57,978 22 April 2004 2008-01-01 UNP UNF UNP UNF Killed. Replaced by Mohamed Rajabdeen.
Majeed, M. N. Abdul TRI 26,948 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLMC ACMC UPFA Non-Cabinet Minister of Co-operatives (07-).
Mahroof, Mohamed COL 55,919 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Manage, Pemasiri MTR 101,558 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Medhananda, Ellawala NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA
Mithrapala, H. R. KEG 36,297 3 June 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Maheepala Herath. Non-Cabinet Minister of Consumer Affairs (07-).
Mohamed, M. H. COL 62,559 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (07-).
Moragoda, Milinda COL 99,146 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Tourism (07-).
Moulana, Seyed Ali Zahir NAT 22 April 2004 2004-06-23 UNP UNF UNP UNF Resigned. Replaced by M. Mohamed Musthaffa.
Muralitharan, Vinayagamoorthy NAT 7 October 2008 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces H. M. Wasantha Samarasinghe.
Mussammil, Mohamed NAT 1 June 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA Replaces Philipps Kumarasinghe Sri Liyanage.
Musthaffa, M. Mohamed NAT 29 June 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Replaces Seyed Ali Zaheer Moulana. Deputy Minister of Higher Education (07-).
Musthapha, Faiszer KAN 40,475 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CWC UNF UPFA Deputy Minister of Tourism (07-).
Nanayakkara, Hemakumara GAL 81,382 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Agriculture (07-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Agriculture (07-).
Nanda, Udawatte KAN 10,846 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA
Nandaloka, Alawwe GAM 5,829 17 November 2004 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA Replaces Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala.
Naoshad, A. M. M. AMP 19,192 9 April 2008 2010-02-09 SLMC SLMC UNF Replaces Rauff Hakeem.
Nawinne, S. B. KUR 53,079 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Regional Infrastructure Development (04-). M. of Rural Industries & Self-Employment Promotion.
Nijamudeen, Sihabdeen NAT 20 July 2004 2010-02-09 SLMC UNF SLMC (D) UPFA Replaces Mohammed Quddus.
Noharathalingam, Vino VAN 28,252 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Pararajasingham, Joseph NAT 22 April 2004 2005-12-25 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA Murdered. Replaced by Chandra Nehru Chandrakanthan.
Pathirana, R. P. A. Ranaweera ANU 103,086 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Pathmanathan, Kanagasabai AMP 29,002 22 April 2004 2009-05-21 TNA TNA Died. Replaced by Thomas Thangathurai William.
Peiris, G. L. NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Export Development & International Trade (07-).
Peiris, Janadasa NAT 22 April 2004 2004-04-23 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Resigned. Replaced by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.
Perera, Dilan BAD 64,655 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Ports & Aviation (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Justice (07-).
Perera, Felix GAM 72,616 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Transport (04-). M. of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (07-).
Perera, Gamini Jayawickrama KUR 119,176 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Perera, Larine PUT 36,846 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Perera, M. Joseph Michael GAM 95,231 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF Chief Opposition Whip (06-10).
Perera, Neomal PUT 45,150 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Fisheries (07-).
Piyatissa, L. G. Wasantha AMP 45,975 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Polgampala, Anuruddha KEG 84,981 22 April 2004 2008-09-03 JVP UPFA JVP Resigned. Replaced by Lalith Dissanayake.
Ponnambalam, Gajendrakumar JAF 60,770 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 ACTC TNA ACTC TNA
Premachandran, Suresh JAF 45,786 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 EPRLF TNA EPRLF TNA
Premadasa, A. D. Champika KEG 44,391 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Premadasa, Sajith HAM 82,968 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Premajayanth, Susil COL 100,074 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Power & Energy (04-). M. of Education.
Premasiri, Lionel GAL 39,519 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Social Services & Social Welfare (07-).
Punchinilame, Susantha RAT 96,591 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Public Estate Management & Development (07-).
Punnananda, Aparekke GAM 7,389 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA
Pushpakumara, A. P. Jagath MON 52,887 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Samurdhi & Poverty Alleviation (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Nation Building (07-).
Pushpakumara, W. P. S. NAT 22 April 2004 2004-05-19 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF Resigned. Replaced by Basheer Segu Dawood.
Puththirasigamoney, Vadivel NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CWC UNF UPFA
Quddus, Ismail Mohammed NAT 22 April 2004 2004-05-20 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF Resigned. Replaced by S. Nijamudeen.
Radhakrishnan, P. NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UCPF UNF UCPF UPFA
Rajabdeen, Mohamed COL 42,319 8 January 2008 2010-02-09 SLMC UNF SLMC UNF Replaces T. Maheswaran.
Rajakaruna, Sarath Chandra GAM 55,337 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Rajanayagam, Kingsley BAT 38,633 22 April 2004 2004-04-18 TNA TNA Resigned. Replaced by Pakkiyaselvam Ariyanethiran.
Rajapaksa, Basil NAT 19 September 2007 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Mohamed Ismail Anwar Ismail.
Rajapaksa, Chamal HAM 56,416 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries (04-). Minister of Irrigation & Water Management (07-).
Rajapaksa, Mahinda HAM 107,603 22 April 2004 2005-11-19 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Prime Minister (04-05). M. of Highways (04-). Elected President. Replaced by Nirupama Rajapaksa.
Rajapaksa, Nirupama HAM 26,651 25 November 2005 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Rajapaksa, Wijeyadasa NAT 14 May 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces E. A. D. C. Weerasekera.
Rambukwella, Keheliya KAN 110,720 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Non-Cabinet Minister of Planning & Plan Implementation (06-07). M. of Employment Promotion & Welfare (07-).
Ranatunga, Arjuna COL 81,914 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Ranatunga, Reggie Padmasena GAM 54,414 21 February 2008 2008-05-31 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Sripathi Sooriyarachchi. Died. Replaced by Neil Rupasinghe.
Ranawaka, Champika NAT 31 January 2007 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA Replaces Omalpe Sobhita.
Ranawaka, Sarath KAL 48,380 22 April 2004 2009-07-25 UNP UNF UNP UNF Died. Replaced by Ananda Lakshman Wijemanna.
Ranaweera, Jayatissa RAT 40,382 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Provincial Councils & Local Government (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Textile Industries (07-).
Ranaweera, Vijitha HAM 86,184 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Rathana, Athuraliye KAL 10,772 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JHU JHU UPFA
Rathnayaka, Bimal KUR 116,736 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Rathnayake, C. B. NUW 55,284 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Plantation Community Infrastructure Development (04-). M. of Livestock Development.
Rathnayake, R. M. Gamini KEG 90,070 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Ratnaseeha, Kahaluwe COL 10,512 22 April 2004 2004-05-18 JHU JHU Resigned. Replaced by Akmeemana Dayarathana.
Ratnatilaka, Mahinda RAT 36,289 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA
Ratnayaka, Sagala MTR 59,888 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Ratnayake, Amara Piyaseeli KUR 46,725 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Raviraj, Nadarajah JAF 42,965 22 April 2004 2006-11-10 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA Murdered. Replaced by Nallathamby Srikantha.
Rupasinghe, Neil GAM 35,110 6 June 2008 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Reggie Ranatunga.
Samarasinghe, H. M. Wasantha NAT 22 April 2004 2008-06-30 JVP UPFA JVP Resigned. Replaced by Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan.
Samarasinghe, Mahinda KAL 93,758 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF SLFP UPFA Chief Opposition Whip (04-06). Minister of Natural Disaster Management (06-).
Samaraweera, S. A. Jayantha KAL 95,461 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Samaraweera, Mangala MTR 118,848 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP (P) UNF Minister of Ports & Aviation Services (04-). M. of Foreign Affairs (−07). Deputy Minister of Education (04-).
Samaraweera, Ravindra BAD 49,387 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Sampanthan, Rajavarothiam TRI 47,735 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Satchithanandan, Murugan BAD 44,934 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CWC UNF UNP UNF Deputy Chairman of Committees (04-06). Deputy Minister of Education (07-09).
Sellasamy, M. S. NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CWC UNF UNF Deputy Minister of Posts (07-).
Senanayake, Rukman KEG 43,630 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Senaratne, Rajitha KAL 97,001 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Construction & Engineering Services (07-).
Senathirajah, Mavai JAF 38,783 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Senewiratne, Athauda KEG 53,892 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Labour Relations & Foreign Employment (04-). M. of Labour Relations & Manpower.
Senewiratne, John RAT 84,284 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Justice & Judicial Reforms (04-). M. of Power & Energy.
Senewiratne, Lakshman BAD 40,820 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Shivajilingam, M. K. JAF 42,193 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TELO TNA TELO TNA
Silva, Mervyn NAT 30 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces J. A. Mary Lucida. Non-Cabinet Minister of Labour (07-).
Sirisena, Maithripala POL 72,451 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Leader of the House (04-05). Minister of River Basin & Rajarata Development (04-). M. of Agricultural Development & Agrarian Services.
Sithamparanathan, Pathmini JAF 68,240 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 TNA TNA
Sivalingam, Muthu NUW 85,708 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CWC UNF CWC UPFA Deputy Minister of Estate Infrastructure (07-).
Sivanesan, Kiddinan JAF 43,730 22 April 2004 2008-03-06 TNA TNA Murdered. Replaced by Solomon Cyril.
Siyambalapitiya, Ranjith KEG 80,485 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Finance (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of State Revenue & Finance (07-).
Sobhitha, Omalpe NAT 22 April 2004 2007-01-31 JHU JHU Resigned. Replaced by Champika Ranawaka.
Sooriyaarachchi, Sripathi GAM 76,637 22 April 2004 2008-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Port Development (07-). Killed. Replaced by Reggie Ranatunga.
Sri Liyanage, Philipps NAT 22 April 2004 2004-05-24 JVP UPFA JVP UPFA Resigned. Replaced by Mohamed Mussammil.
Sri Sumangala, Kolonnawe GAM 25,154 22 April 2004 2004-10-08 JHU JHU Resigned. Replaced by Alawwe Nandaloka.
Srikantha, Nallathamby JAF 33,205 30 November 2006 2010-02-09 TELO TNA TELO TNA Replaces Nadarajah Raviraj.
Subasinghe, S. K. POL 61,580 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Suresh, Vadivel BAD 37,520 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CWC UNF PWC UPFA Deputy Minister of Health & Nutrition (05-). D.M. of Health (07-).
Suriyaarachchi, C. A. POL 37,983 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Land & Land Development (07-).
Tennakoon, Janaka Bandara MTL 54,711 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Local Government & Provincial Councils (04-).
Thissera, Dayasritha PUT 41,190 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Ports & Aviation (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Skills Development (07-).
Thondaman, Arumugan NUW 99,783 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 CWC UNF CWC UPFA Minister of Youth Empowerment & Socio-Economic Development.
Thurairetnasingam, K. TRI 34,773 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 ITAK TNA ITAK TNA
Umma, Anjan GAM 111,755 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Vidyaratna, K. V. Samantha BAD 98,848 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Vitharana, Tissa NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 LSSP UPFA LSSP UPFA Minister of Science & Technology (04-).
Wanniarachchi, Pavithra Devi RAT 125,592 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Samurdhi & Poverty Alleviation (04-). M. of Youth Affairs (07-).
Warnapala, W. A. Wiswa NAT 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Higher Education (07-).
Wedaarachchi, Dilip HAM 40,738 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF
Weerakkody, Chandima GAL 52,665 9 June 2009 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Amarasiri Dodangoda.
Weerakoon, Gunaratna GAL 58,154 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Regional Infrastructure Development (04-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Nation Building (07-).
Weerasekera, E. A. D .C. NAT 22 April 2004 2004-04-23 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Resigned. Replaced by Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.
Weerawansa, Wimal COL 237,185 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA
Welgama, Kumara KAL 73,350 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Deputy Minister of Power & Energy (04-). Minister of Industrial Development (07-).
Wickremanayake, Ratnasiri NAT 30 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Janadasa Peiris. Prime Minister (05-). Minister of Internal Administration.
Wickremasinghe, Ranil COL 329,524 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF Leader of the Opposition (Sri Lanka)|Leader of the Opposition]] (04-10).
Wijemanna, Ananda Lakshman KAL 37,147 6 August 2009 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP UNF Replaces Sarath Ranawaka.
Wijenayake, Piyasiri KAL 75,982 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA NFF UPFA Deputy Chairman of Committees (06).
Wijesekara, Mahinda MTR 72,563 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Minister of Special Projects (07-).
Wijesekara, Jayantha TRI 19,983 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA
Wijesekera, Duleep GAM 48,018 6 May 2008 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Replaces Jeyaraj Fernandopulle.
Wijesinghe, Chandrasena GAL 101,377 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Wijeyeratne, Mano KEG 44,272 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 UNP UNF UNP (D) UPFA Deputy Minister of Enterprise Development (07-). Non-Cabinet Minister of Enterprise Development (07-).
William, Thomas Thangathurai AMP 9,029 12 June 2009 2010-02-09 TNA TNA Replaces Kanagasabai Pathmanathan.
Withanachchi, Thilakaratne GAL 85,627 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 JVP UPFA JVP
Yapa, Anura Priyadharshana KUR 65,724 22 April 2004 2010-02-09 SLFP UPFA SLFP UPFA Minister of Plantation Industries (04-). M. of Mass Media & Information.

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