List of Parliaments of Sri Lanka

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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Sri Lanka

This is a complete list of the Sri Lankan Parliaments, including their beginnings, endings, and the dates of their sessions since 1931.

List of Parliaments

# Parliament Began Session Session
opened
Session
adjourned
Ended Duration[1]
1 1st
State Council
6 July, 1931 7 December 1935 4 years 5 months 1 day
2 2nd
State Council
16 March, 1936 4 July 1947 11 years 3 months 18 days
3 1st
Parliament
14 October, 1947 1 25 November, 1947 31 January, 1948 8 April, 1952 4 years 5 months 25 days
2 10 February, 1948 17 June, 1949
3 12 July, 1949 6 April, 1950
4 20 June, 1950 24 April, 1951
5 20 June, 1951 8 April, 1952
4 2nd
Parliament
9 June, 1952 1 10 June, 1952 29 April, 1953 18 February, 1956 3 years 8 months 10 days
2 7 July, 1953 31 March, 1954
3 12 April, 1954 27 April, 1955
4 7 June, 1955 18 February, 1956
5 3rd
Parliament
19 April, 1956 1 20 April, 1956 3 May, 1957 5 December, 1959 3 years 7 months 17 days
2 13 June, 1957 15 May, 1958
3 4 June, 1958 23 May, 1959
4 30 June, 1959 5 December, 1959
6 4th
Parliament
30 March, 1960 1 6 April, 1960 23 April, 1960 23 April, 1960 24 days
7 5th
Parliament
5 August, 1960 1 12 August, 1960 4 July, 1961 17 December, 1964 4 years 4 months 13 days
2 13 July, 1961 20 June, 1962
3 11 July, 1962 6 May, 1963
4 17 July, 1963 12 March, 1964
5 2 July, 1964 12 November, 1964
6 20 November, 1964 17 December, 1964
8 6th
Parliament
5 April, 1965 1 9 April, 1965 22 June, 1966 25 March, 1970 4 years 11 months 20 days
2 8 July, 1966 20 June, 1967
3 8 July, 1967 22 June, 1968
4 7 July, 1968 25 June, 1969
5 10 July, 1969 25 March, 1970
9 7th
Parliament
7 June, 1970 1 14 June, 1970 23 March, 1971 22 May, 1972 1 year 11 months 15 days
2 28 March, 1971 22 May, 1972
10 1st
National State Assembly
22 May 1972 1 22 May 1972 10 February 1977 10 February 1977 4 years 11 months 26 days
11 2nd
National State Assembly
4 August, 1977 1 4 August, 1977 7 September, 1978 7 September, 1978 1 year 1 month 3 days
12 8th
Parliament
7 September, 1978 1 7 September, 1978 26 March, 1982 20 December, 1988 10 years 3 months 13 days
2 29 April, 1982 7 January, 1983
3 9 February, 1983 19 January, 1984
4 23 February, 1984 25 January, 1985
5 20 February, 1985 31 January, 1986
6 20 February, 1986 27 January, 1987
7 19 February, 1987 22 January, 1988
8 25 February, 1988 20 December, 1988
13 9th
Parliament
9 March, 1989 1 9 March, 1989 23 March, 1990 24 June, 1994 5 years 3 months 15 days
2 4 April, 1990 21 March, 1991
3 19 April, 1991 30 August, 1991
4 24 September, 1991 23 March, 1993
5 22 April, 1993 24 June, 1994
14 10th
Parliament
25 August, 1994 1 25 August, 1994 15 December, 1994 18 August, 2000 5 years 11 months 23 days
2 6 January, 1995 12 January, 1996
3 9 February, 1996 18 August, 2000
15 11th
Parliament
18 October, 2000 1 18 October, 2000 27 October, 2000 10 October, 2001 11 months 22 days
2 9 November, 2000 10 July, 2001
3 6 September, 2001 10 October, 2001
16 12th
Parliament
19 December, 2001 1 19 December, 2001 3 November, 2003 7 February, 2004 2 years 1 month 18 days
2 19 November, 2003 7 February, 2004
17 13th
Parliament
22 April 2004 1 22 April 2004 21 November 2005 9 February 2010 5 years 9 months 17 days
2 25 November, 2005 6 May, 2008
3 5 June, 2008 17 May, 2009
4 19 May, 2009 9 February, 2010
18 14th
Parliament
22 April, 2010 1 22 April, 2010 26 June, 2015 26 June, 2015 5 Years 2 Months 3 Days
19 15th
Parliament
1 September, 2015 1 1 September, 2015 TBD TBD 3 years, 105 days

Future Parliaments

16th Parliament of Sri Lanka: 2020–2025

See also

References

  1. "Duration of Parliament". Parliament.lk. Retrieved 3 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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