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Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 1977

Index Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 1977

The 1977 Sri Lankan election heralded the beginning of a new period of Sri Lanka's history - a period of unprecedented violence. [1]

71 relations: A. Amirthalingam, Abdul Bakeer Markar, Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed, Albert de Silva, Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake, Anandatissa de Alwis, Anura Bandaranaike, Attanagalla Electoral District, Cereal, Ceylonese parliamentary election, 1970, Colombo West Electoral District, Cyril Mathew, Devolution, Dharmasena Attygalle, Dingiri Banda Wijetunga, France, Gamini Dissanayake, Gamini Jayasuriya, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Independence, Indradasa Hettiarachchi, J. R. Jayewardene, Joseph Michael Perera, Kankesanthurai Electoral District, Kilogram, Lalith Athulathmudali, M. A. Abdul Majeed, M. H. Mohamed, Maithripala Senanayake, Medirigiriya Electoral District, National State Assembly, Nationalism, Nissanka Wijeyeratne, Opposition (parliamentary), P. Dayaratna, Parliament of Sri Lanka, Pathadumbara Electoral District, Pound (mass), Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, R. Sampanthan, Ranasinghe Premadasa, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Rationing, Renuka Herath, Rice, S. D. Bandaranayake, S. Kathiravelupillai, Sammanthurai, Sarathchandra Rajakaruna, Savumiamoorthy Thondaman, ..., Senkadagala Electoral District, Shelton Ranaraja, Sinhalese people, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Soulbury Commission, Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Constitution of 1972, Sri Lankan Tamils, State of emergency, T. B. Werapitiya, Tamil United Liberation Front, Tudor Gunasekara, Tyronne Fernando, United Front (Sri Lanka), United National Party, V. Dharmalingam, Vincent Perera, W. J. M. Lokubandara, Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi, Westminster system, Wijayapala Mendis. Expand index (21 more) »

A. Amirthalingam

Appapillai Amirthalingam (அப்பாப்பிள்ளை அமிர்தலிங்கம், 26 August 1927 – 13 July 1989) was a leading Sri Lankan Tamil politician, Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition.

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Abdul Bakeer Markar

Deshamanya Marhoom Al Haj Mohammed Abdul Bakeer Markar (12 May 1917 – 10 September 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed

Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed (10 April 1927 – 3 September 1999) was a Sri Lankan diplomat and prominent political figure.

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Albert de Silva

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Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake

Ratnayake Mudiyanselage Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake is a Sri Lankan politician and was the 9th Governor of the North Western Province.

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Anandatissa de Alwis

Anandatissa de Alwis (21 August 1919 – 22 August 1996) was a Sri Lankan Politician belonging to the United National Party.

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Anura Bandaranaike

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).

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Attanagalla Electoral District

Attanagalla electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989.

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Cereal

A cereal is any edible components of the grain (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis) of cultivated grass, composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran.

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Ceylonese parliamentary election, 1970

General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1970.

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Colombo West Electoral District

Colombo West electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between July 1977 and February 1989.

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Cyril Mathew

Caluadewage Cyril Mathew (30 September 1912 – 17 October 1989) was a United National Party member of parliament, representing the Kelaniya electorate, and served as the Minister of Industry and Scientific Affairs in the Jayewardene cabinet (1977 – 1986).

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Devolution

Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a subnational level, such as a regional or local level.

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Dharmasena Attygalle

Dr Dharmasena Attygalle was a MP in Sri Lanka's parliament from 1972 to 1982.

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Dingiri Banda Wijetunga

Sri Lankabhimanya Dingiri Banda Wijetunga (ඩිංගිරි බණ්ඩා විජේතුංග,டிங்கிரி பண்ட விஜேதுங்க; 15 February 1916 – 21 September 2008) was the fourth President of Sri Lanka from 1 May 1993 to 12 November 1994, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 3 March 1989 to 7 May 1993 and the Governor of North Western province, Sri Lanka from 1988 to 1989.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Gamini Dissanayake

Dissanayake Mudiyanse Ralahamilage Lionel Gamini Dissanayake (known as Gamini Dissanayake; ලයනල් ගාමිණි දිසානායක,காமினி திஸாநாயக்க; 20 March 1942 – 24 October 1994) was a prominent Sri Lankan politician, a powerful minister of the United National Party, and Leader of the Opposition.

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Gamini Jayasuriya

Gamani Nanda Jayasuriya was a Sri Lankan politician (30 April 1924 - 26 April 1998), who was the former Cabinet Minister of Health, Agriculture Development, Food and Co-operatives, a Member of Parliament and former General Secretary of the United National Party.

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Gamini Jayawickrama Perera

Mallawa Arachchige Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, MP, is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the 15th Parliament of Sri Lanka representing Kurunegala.

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Independence

Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory.

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Indradasa Hettiarachchi

Deshabandu Indradasa Hettiarachchi was a former Minister of Industries and Member of Parliament representing Horana in the Kalutara District, Sri Lanka.

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J. R. Jayewardene

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.

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Joseph Michael Perera

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Kankesanthurai Electoral District

Kankesanthurai Electoral District was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989.

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Kilogram

The kilogram or kilogramme (symbol: kg) is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI), and is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK, also known as "Le Grand K" or "Big K"), a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy stored by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures at Saint-Cloud, France.

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Lalith Athulathmudali

Lalith William Samarasekera Athulathmudali, PC (Sinhala:ලලිත් ඇතුලත්මුදලි; 26 November 1936 – 23 April 1993), known as Lalith Athulathmudali, was Sri Lankan statesman.

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M. A. Abdul Majeed

M.

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M. H. Mohamed

Mohamed Haniffa Mohamed (15 June 1921 – 26 April 2016) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Maithripala Senanayake

Maithripala Senanayake (7 July 1916 – 12 July 1998) was a Sri Lankan politician and Governor of the North-Central province.

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Medirigiriya Electoral District

Medirigiriya electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between July 1977 and February 1989.

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National State Assembly

The National State Assembly (NSA) was the legislative body of Sri Lanka established in May 1972 under the First Republican Constitution.

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Nationalism

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.

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Nissanka Wijeyeratne

Deshamanya Nissanka Parakrama Wijeyeratne (නිශ්ශංක පරාක්‍රම විජයරත්න.) (14 June 1924 – 7 January 2007), known as Nissanka Wijeyeratne, was a Sri Lankan politician, civil servant, diplomat and English language poet.

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Opposition (parliamentary)

Parliamentary opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system.

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P. Dayaratna

Petikirige Dayaratna (born October 1, 1936) is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Parliament of Sri Lanka

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.

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Pathadumbara Electoral District

Pathadumbara electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between July 1977 and February 1989.

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Pound (mass)

The pound or pound-mass is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

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Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය; இலங்கை பிரதமர்) is the most senior member of parliament in the cabinet of ministers in Sri Lanka which is collectively accountable for their policies and actions to parliament.

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R. Sampanthan

Rajavarothiam Sampanthan (இராஜவரோதயம் சம்பந்தன்; රාජවරෝදියම් සම්බන්දන්; born 5 February 1933) is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and lawyer who has led the Tamil National Alliance since 2001.

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Ranasinghe Premadasa

Sri Lankabhimanya Ranasinghe Premadasa (රණසිංහ ප්‍රේමදාස,ரணசிங்க பிரேமதாசா; 23 June 1924 – 1 May 1993) was the third President of Sri Lanka from 2 January 1989 to 1 May 1993.

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Ranil Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe, MP (රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ, ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க; born 24 March 1949) is a Sri Lankan politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since 9 January 2015.As Leader of the United National Party since 1994 and the Member of Parliament for Colombo District since 1977.

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Rationing

Rationing is the controlled distribution of scarce resources, goods, or services, or an artificial restriction of demand.

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Renuka Herath

Dunuthilaka Mudiyanselage Renuka Menike Herath (7 September 1945 – 13 March 2017) was a Sri Lanka politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Rice

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice).

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S. D. Bandaranayake

Samuel Dias Bandaranayake was a Sri Lankan socialist politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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S. Kathiravelupillai

Sivasubramaniam Kathiravelupillai (சிவசுப்பிரமணியம் கதிரவேலுப்பிள்ளை; 24 October 1924 – 31 March 1981) was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament.

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Sammanthurai

Sammanthurai (சம்மாந்துறை, සමන්තුරේ), is a town in Ampara District of Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

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Sarathchandra Rajakaruna

Rajakaruna Mohotti Appuhamillage Sarathchandra Rajakaruna (known as Sarath Chandra Rajakaruna; 22 July 1940 – 10 January 2011) was a Sri Lankan politician and a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Savumiamoorthy Thondaman

Savumiamoorthy Thondaman (August 30, 1913 – October 30, 1999) also spelled Saumyamurthy Thondaman was a Sri Lankan politician who represented the Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka of which he was a member.

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Senkadagala Electoral District

Senkadagala electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between March 1960 and February 1989.

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Shelton Ranaraja

Shelton Ranaraja (ෂෙල්ටන් රණරාජා; 3 November 1926 – 11 August 2011) was a Sri Lankan lawyer, politician and deputy minister.

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Sinhalese people

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.

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Sirimavo Bandaranaike

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.

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Soulbury Commission

The Soulbury Commission (Sinhala: සෝල්බරි කොමිෂන් සභාව Solbari Komishan Sabhawa), announced in 1944 was, like its predecessor, the Donoughmore Commission, a prime instrument of constitutional reform in British Ceylon.

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Sri Lanka

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.

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Sri Lankan Constitution of 1972

The Sri Lankan Constitution of 1972 was a constitution of Sri Lanka, replaced by the 1978 constitution currently in force.

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Sri Lankan Tamils

Sri Lankan Tamils (also) or Ceylon Tamils, also known as Eelam Tamils in Tamil, are members of the Tamil ethnic group native to the South Asian island state of Sri Lanka.

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State of emergency

A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions that it would normally not be permitted.

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T. B. Werapitiya

Tikiri Banda 'T.

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Tamil United Liberation Front

The Tamil United Liberation Front (தமிழர் ஐக்கிய விடுதலை முன்னணி, ද්‍රවිඩ එක්සත් විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ) is a political party in Sri Lanka which seeks independence for the Tamil-populated areas of Sri Lanka.

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Tudor Gunasekara

Ranasinghe Hettiarachchige Tudor Edward Ranasinghe Gunasekara (known as Tudor Gunasekara, Sinhala: ටියුඩර් ගුණසේකර, born 23 January 1935) is a Sri Lankan former politician and diplomat.

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Tyronne Fernando

Tyronne Fernando PC (Sinhala:ටිරොන් ෆර්නැන්ඩො) (8 August 1941 – 26 February 2008) was a Sri Lankan politician who served as Foreign Minister from 2001 until 2004.

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United Front (Sri Lanka)

The United Front was a political alliance in Sri Lanka, formed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) and the Communist Party of Sri Lanka (CPSL) in 1968.

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United National Party

The United National Party, often abbreviated as UNP (translit, translit), is a political party in Sri Lanka.

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V. Dharmalingam

Visvanathan Dharmalingam (விஸ்வநாதர் தர்மலிங்கம்; 5 February 1918 – 2 September 1985) was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.

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Vincent Perera

Mathew Vincent Perera (21 September 1918 - 7 April 1993) was a Sri Lankan statesman.

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W. J. M. Lokubandara

Wijesinghe Jayaweera Mudiyanselage Lokubandara (Sinhala:විජෙසිංහ ජයවීර මුදියන්සේලාගේ ලොකුබණඩාර, Tamil:விஜேசிங்க ஜயவீர முதியன்சேலாகே லொக்குபண்டார), commonly known as W. J. M. Lokubandara, is a Sri Lankan politician who was Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2010 and Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province from 2010 to 2015.

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Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi

Member of Parliament from 1977 to 1994 Deputy Mayor Colombo 1970-1971 Member Colombo Municipal Council 1962-1977 District Minister of Colombo 1978-1988 Minister of Petroleum Services 1988-1989 State Minister of Industries 1989-1990 Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi (died 24 October 1994) was the Cabinet Minister of Food / Co-operative and Janasaviya) of United National Party government from 1990-94. He was elected to parliament in 1977 & re-elected in 1989 and in 1994 from the Kolonnawa electorate in Colombo district. Parliamentary election of 1994. But his political life was cut short when he was assassinated by a female suicide bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) while attending an election rally in support of Gamini Dissanayake, for the Presidential election of 1994.

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Westminster system

The Westminster system is a parliamentary system of government developed in the United Kingdom.

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Wijayapala Mendis

Thenahandi Wijayapala Hector Mendis (16 December 1928 – 1 September 2012) was a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_parliamentary_election,_1977

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