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Anura Priyadarshi Solomon Dias Bandaranaike (February 15, 1949 – March 16, 2008) was a Sri Lankan politician, served as Speaker (2000–2001), and in several cabinet ministries as Foreign Minister briefly in 2005, Minister of Higher Education (1993–1994), Minister of Tourism (April 2004 – January 2007), Minister of National Heritage (2007) and Leader of the Opposition (1983–1988).
Yapa Appuhamilage Anura Priyadharshana (known as Anura Priyadharshana Yapa born 18 January 1959) MP former Cabinet Minister of Disaster Management in 15th Parliament of Sri Lanka.
The Bandaranaike–Chelvanayakam Pact was an agreement signed between the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike and the leader of the main Tamil political party in Sri Lanka S. J. V. Chelvanayakam on July 26, 1957.
Uda Walawwe Bernard Herbert Aluwihare also known as Bernard Aluwihare (6 April 1902 - 22 January 1961) was a Sri Lankan Politician who has served in both the State Council of Ceylon and Parliament of Sri Lanka.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
Charles Percival de Silva, CCS (16 April 1912 – 9 October 1972) was a leading Sri Lankan politician and civil servant.
Centre-left politics or center-left politics (American English), also referred to as moderate-left politics, is an adherence to views leaning to the left-wing, but closer to the centre on the left–right political spectrum than other left-wing variants.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1952.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1956.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in March 1965.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1970.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in July 1960.
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on 19 March 1960.
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (චන්ද්රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායක කුමාරතුංග,சந்திரிகா பண்டாரநாயக்க குமாரதுங்க; born 29 June 1945) is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the fifth President of Sri Lanka, from 12 November 1994 to 19 November 2005.
Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka (Sri Lankavay Komiyunist Pakshaya இலங்கை கம்யூனிஸ்ட் கட்சி) is a communist party in Sri Lanka.
In economics, the debt-to-GDP ratio is the ratio between a country's government debt (a cumulative amount) and its gross domestic product (GDP) (measured in years).
Democratic socialism is a political philosophy that advocates political democracy alongside social ownership of the means of production with an emphasis on self-management and/or democratic management of economic institutions within a market socialist, participatory or decentralized planned economy.
Dharmasiri Senanayake (30 March 1933 – 24 July 2000) was a Sri Lankan politician and member of parliament.
Duminda Dissanayake (born 28 March 1979), MP is the current Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister of Ministry of Irrigation, former Minister Agriculture and deputy minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and a Member of Parliament from Anuradhapura District.
The Southern Expressway, also known as the Southern Lanka Distributor (Dakśina Laṃkā Adhivēgi Mārgaya, தென்னிலங்கை அதிவேக நெடுஞ்சாலை is Sri Lanka's first E Class highway. The highway links the Sri Lankan capital Colombo with Galle and Matara, major cities in the south of the island. The Southern Expressway Project (SEP) was introduced by the Road Development Authority and the Ministry of Highways as far back as late 1980s. The University of Moratuwa undertook an Environment Impact Assessment study in 1996, which was submitted to the government in early 1997. Construction of the highway began in 2003 and completion up to Galle was achieved by November 2011. March 2014 saw the section from Galle to Matara being declared open to the public. The construction of the expressway was partly funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, who were responsible for the section between Kurundugahahetekma and Kokmaduwa, and the Asian Development Bank, responsible for the section between Kurundugahahetekma and Pinnaduwa. The expressway reduces the time taken to travel from Colombo to Galle to one hour from three hours, and Colombo to Matara to one and a half hours from four hours taken by the regular A2 highway. The extension of the expressway to Hambantota was inaugurated on 4 July 2015. The extension will be four lanes (with allowance of further two lanes in future), the cost of US $180M being funded by the Exim Bank of China. On 10 August 2015, a Highway Traffic Management system was inaugurated and currently covers the length of the expressway, including the Outer-Circular Expressway.
Hector Senarath Rajakaruna Bandara Kobbekaduwa (29 August 1916 - 17 September 1983) was a Sri Lankan politician and lawyer.
An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that compels a party to do or refrain from specific acts.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of "189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." Formed in 1945 at the Bretton Woods Conference primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system.
Junius Richard Jayewardene (ජුනියස් රිචඩ් ජයවර්ධන,ஜூனியஸ் ரிச்சட் ஜயவர்தனா; 17 September 1906 – 1 November 1996), commonly abbreviated in Sri Lanka as J. R., was the leader of Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1989, serving as Prime Minister from 1977 to 1978 and as the second President of Sri Lanka from 1978 till 1989.
Sri Lankabhimanya Lakshman Kadirgamar, PC (லக்ஷமன் கதிர்காமர்; ලක්ශමන් කදිර්ගාමර්, 12 April 1932 – 12 August 2005) was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and statesmen.
The Lanka Sama Samaja Party (literally Lanka Equal Society Party, in Sinhala: ලංකා සම සමාජ පක්ෂය, in Tamil: லங்கா சமசமாஜக் கட்சி) is a Trotskyist political party in Sri Lanka.
The Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka is the politician who leads the main opposition party.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (translit, translit, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) was a Tamil militant organization that was based in northeastern Sri Lanka.
This is a list of women who have been elected or appointed head of state or government of their respective countries since the mid-20th century.
This article lists political parties in Sri Lanka.
Local government is the third and lowest level of government in Sri Lanka – after the central government and provincial councils.
Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa, MP (පර්සි මහේන්ද්ර රාජපක්ෂ; born 18 November 1945), more commonly known as Mahinda Rajapaksa (මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ, மஹிந்த ராஜபக்ஷ) is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the sixth President of Sri Lanka from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015.
Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන; மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேன; born 3 September 1951) is a Sri Lankan politician and the 7th and current President of Sri Lanka, in office since January 2015.
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) (translit; translit) is an international airport serving southeast Sri Lanka.
Nationalism is a political, social, and economic system characterized by the promotion of the interests of a particular nation, especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining sovereignty (self-governance) over the homeland.
Nilenthi Nimal Siripala de Silva MP (born 6 September 1944) is Sri Lanka's Cabinet Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation in 15th Parliament of Sri Lanka.
The 19th Amendment (19A) to the Constitution of Sri Lanka was passed by the 225-member Sri Lankan Parliament with 215 voting in favor, one against, one abstained and seven were absent, on 28 April 2015.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a group of states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.
The Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව Shri Lanka Parlimenthuwa, Tamil: இலங்கை நாடாளுமன்றம்) is the supreme legislative body of Sri Lanka.
Panis (Patrick) de Silva Kularatne (31 March 1893 – 16 November 1976) (known as P de S Kularatne) was an educationist and politician of Sri Lanka.
The People's Alliance (PA) was a front of political parties in Sri Lanka, formed in 1994.
Progressivism is the support for or advocacy of improvement of society by reform.
In Sri Lanka, provinces (translit; translit) are the first level administrative division.
Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Sumanaweera Banda Dissanayake, MP (born 18 September 1951) (known as S. B. Dissanayake) is a Sri Lankan politician.
Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike (සොලමන් වෙස්ට් රිජ්වේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක,சாலமன் வெஸ்ட் ரிட்ஜ்வே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கா; 8 January 1899 – 26 September 1959), frequently referred to as S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, was the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka) and founder of the left wing and Sinhala nationalist Sri Lanka Freedom Party, serving as Prime Minister from 1956 until his assassination by a robed Buddhist monk in 1959.
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.
The Sinhala Only Act, formally the Official Language Act No.
Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism is a political ideology which combines a focus upon Sinhalese culture and ethnicity with an emphasis upon Theravada Buddhism, which is the majority belief system of most of the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.
The Sinhalese (Sinhala: සිංහල ජාතිය Sinhala Jathiya, also known as Hela) are an Indo-Aryan-speaking ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka.
The Sino-Indian War (भारत-चीन युद्ध Bhārat-Chīn Yuddh), also known as the Sino-Indian Border Conflict, was a war between China and India that occurred in 1962.
Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike (සිරිමා රත්වත්තේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක, சிறிமா ரத்வத்தே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கே; 17 April 1916 – 10 October 2000), commonly known as Sirimavo Bandaranaike, was a Sri Lankan stateswoman.
The Sirisena cabinet is the 15th and incumbent central government of Sri Lanka led by President Maithripala Sirisena.
Social democracy is a political, social and economic ideology that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and capitalist economy.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
The Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya (SLMP; Sri Lanka People's Party) is a political party in Sri Lanka, founded in 1984 by Vijaya Kumaranatunga.
The Sri Lankan Civil War was an armed conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Constitution of 1972 was a constitution of Sri Lanka, replaced by the 1978 constitution currently in force.
The 1982 Sri Lankan national referendum took place on December 22, 1982, giving the people of Sri Lanka the option to extend the life of parliament by 6 years.
The 1977 Sri Lankan election heralded the beginning of a new period of Sri Lanka's history - a period of unprecedented violence.
Sri Lanka had not had a parliamentary election since 1977.
The Sri Lankan parliamentary election of 1994 marked the decisive end of 17 years of UNP rule and a revival of Sri Lankan democracy.
The elections were called by President Chandrika Kumaratunga for October 10, 2000.
Parliamentary elections were held in Sri Lanka on December 5, 2001, just a little over a year after the last elections in October 2000.
Parliamentary elections were held in Sri Lanka on 2 April 2004.
The 2010 Sri Lankan parliamentary election was held on April 8 and April 20, 2010, to elect 225 members to Sri Lanka's 14th Parliament.
The 2015 Sri Lankan parliamentary election was held on 17 August 2015, ten months ahead of schedule, to elect 225 members to Sri Lanka's 15th Parliament.
The Sri Lankan presidential election of 1982 was the first presidential election of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan presidential election of 1988 was the second presidential election of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan presidential election of 1994 was the third presidential election of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan presidential election of 1999 was the fourth presidential election of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan presidential election of 2005 was the fifth presidential election of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan presidential election of 2010 was the sixth presidential election of Sri Lanka.
Presidential elections were held in Sri Lanka on 8 January 2015, two years ahead of schedule.
The United National Front for Good Governance (එක්සත් යහපාලන ජාතික පෙරමුණ Eksath Yahapalana Jathika Peramuna; நல்லாட்சிக்கான ஐக்கிய தேசிய முன்னணி) is a political alliance in Sri Lanka which is led by Professionals and activists.
The United National Party, often abbreviated as UNP (translit, translit), is a political party in Sri Lanka.
The United People's Freedom Alliance, often abbreviated as UPFA (එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානය Eksath Janathā Nidahas Sandānaya, ஐக்கிய மக்கள் சுதந்திரக் கூட்டணி), is a political alliance in Sri Lanka founded by former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga in 2004.
A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness.
Wijeyananda Dahanayake (විජයානන්ද දහනායක விஜயானந்த தகநாயக்கா; 22 October 1901 – 4 May 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician.
The 1962 Ceylonese coup d'état attempt (also known as the Colonels' coup) was a failed military coup planned in Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
The 1971 Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna insurrection (also known as the 1971 Revolt) was the first unsuccessful armed revolt conducted by the communist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) against the Government of Ceylon under Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, General-Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, History of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, SLFP, Sri Lanka Nidahas Pakshaya, இலங்கை சுதந்திரக் கட்சி, ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය.