Chief Opposition Whip (Sri Lanka)

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The Chief Opposition Whip is a position in the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Chief Opposition Whip of Sri Lanka
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Incumbent
Anura Kumara Dissanayaka

since 3 September 2015
Inaugural holderJ. R. Jayewardene
Formation1960

List of Chief Opposition Whips[edit]

Parties

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party   Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna   Tamil United Liberation Front

Chief Opposition Whips of The Parliament of Ceylon (1947-1972)[edit]

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Parliament References
J. R. Jayewardene 1960 - 1965 United National Party 5th [1]
M. P. de Z Siriwardena 1965 - 1970 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 6th [1]
Ranasinghe Premadasa 1970 - 1972 United National Party 7th [1]

Chief Opposition Whips of The National State Assembly (1972-1978)[edit]

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Assembly References
Ranasinghe Premadasa 1972 - 1977 United National Party 1st [1]
X. M. Sellathambu 1977 - 1978 Tamil United Liberation Front 2nd [1]

Chief Opposition Whips of The Parliament of Sri Lanka (1978-Present)[edit]

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Parliament References
X. M. Sellathambu 1978 - 1983 Tamil United Liberation Front 1st [1]
Lakshman Jayakody 1983 - 1988 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1st [1]
Richard Pathirana 1989 - 24 June 1994 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 2nd [1]
Wijayapala Mendis 25 August 1994 - 21 July 1998 United National Party 3rd [1]
W. J. M. Lokubandara 22 July 1998 - 10 October 2001 United National Party 3rd
4th
[1]
Mahinda Rajapakse 18 December 2001 - 5 February 2002 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 5th [1]
Mangala Samaraweera 6 February 2002 - 7 February 2004 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 5th [1]
Mahinda Samarasinghe 22 April 2004 - 26 January 2006 United National Party 6th [1]
Joseph Michael Perera 26 January 2006 - 20 April 2010 United National Party 6th [1]
John Amaratunga 22 April 2010 - 20 January 2015 United National Party 7th [1]
W. D. J. Senewiratne 20 January 2015 - 26 June 2015 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 7th [1]
Anura Kumara Dissanayaka 3 September 2015 – Present Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 8th [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Chief Government Whips". Retrieved 11 April 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Parliament of Sri Lanka - Handbook of Parliament, [1]