Sinhala Maha Sabha

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Sinhalese Great Assembly
Sinhala Maha Sabha
Sinhala name සිංහල මහා සභා
Tamil name சிங்கள மகா சபை
Founder S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Founded 1936
Merged into United National Party
Politics of Sri Lanka
Political parties

The Sinhala Maha Sabha (Sinhala:සිංහල මහා සභා) was a political party in Sri Lanka (Ceylon at the time) founded by Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike in 1934-35, in order to promote Sinhalese culture and community interests. Backing the United National Party from 1946, it left the UNP with Bandaranaike in 1951 to form the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.