Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (Sri Lanka)

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Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
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Ministry overview
JurisdictionDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs was a Sri Lankan government ministry responsible for providing support to Members of the Sri Lankan Parliament, through the provision of office space and equipment, personal staff, salary and insurance services and training to MPs.[1] The duties of the ministry were merged with those of the Ministry of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms in May 2017, essentially resulting in the dissolution of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

List of ministers[edit]

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of Sri Lanka
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AppointerThe President
Inaugural holderDr. Wimal Wickramasinghe
Formation7 April 1993
Final holderGayantha Karunathilaka
Abolished26 May 2017 (merged)

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs was an appointment in the Cabinet of Sri Lanka.


  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party

Name Portrait Title Tenure President
Wimal Wickramasinghe Minister of Environment & Parliamentary Affairs 7 April 1993 - 16 August 1994 Ranasinghe Premadasa,
Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Minister of Public Administration, Plantation Industries & Parliamentary Affairs 27 August 1994 - 9 June 1997 Chandrika Kumaratunga
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Minister of Plan Implementation & Parliamentary Affairs 9 July 1997 - 10 October 2000
S. B. Dissanayake Minister of Samurdhi, Rural Development, Up country Development & Parliamentary Affairs 19 October 2000 - 13 September 2001
Maithripala Sirisena Minister of Mahaweli Development & Parliamentary Affairs 14 September 2001 - 7 December 2001
A. H. M. Azwer Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 12 December 2001 - 7 February 2004
Milroy Fernando Minister of Christian & Parliamentary Affairs 24 April 2004 - 18 July 2005
Wiswa Warnapala Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 2 August 2005 - 1 March 2007 Mahinda Rajapaksa
M. H. Mohamed Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 2 March 2007 - 2010
Sumedha G. Jayasena Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 - 8 January 2015
Gayantha Karunathilaka United National Party 9 January 2015 - Present Maithripala Sirisena

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Our Services". Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 September 2017.

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