Leader of the House (Sri Lanka)

The Leader of the House is a position in the Parliament of Sri Lanka and is generally a member of the Cabinet of Sri Lanka who is responsible for arranging government business in the Parliament.

Leader of the House of Sri Lanka
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Incumbent
Lakshman Kiriella

since 1 September 2015
Inaugural holderDon Baron Jayatilaka
Formation10 July 1931

List of Leaders of the House

Parties

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party

Leaders of the House of The State Council of Ceylon (1931–1947)

Name Portrait Tenure Political party State Council References
Don Baron Jayatilaka 10 July 1931 - 30 November 1942 Ceylon National Congress 1st [1]
D. S. Senanayake 2 December 1942 - 4 July 1947 United National Party 2nd [1]

Leaders of the House of The Parliament of Ceylon (1947-1972)

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Parliament References
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike 26 September 1947 - 12 July 1951 United National Party 1st [1]
John Kotelawala 12 July 1951 - 12 October 1953 United National Party 1st
2nd
[1]
J. R. Jayewardene 29 October 1953 - 18 February 1956 United National Party 2nd [1]
C. P. de Silva 19 April 1956 - 5 December 1959 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 3rd [1]
J. R. Jayewardene 30 March 1960 - 23 April 1960 United National Party 4th [1]
C. P. de Silva 5 August 1960 - 17 December 1964 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 5th [1]
C. P. de Silva 5 April 1965 - 25 March 1970 United National Party 6th [1]
Maithripala Senanayake 7 June 1970 - 22 May 1972 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 7th [1]

Leaders of the House of The National State Assembly (1972-1978)

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Assembly References
Maithripala Senanayake 22 May 1972 - 18 May 1977 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1st [1]
Ranasinghe Premadasa 26 July 1977 - 7 September 1978 United National Party 2nd [1]

Leaders of the House of The Parliament of Sri Lanka (1978-Present)

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Parliament References
Ranasinghe Premadasa 7 September 1978 - 20 December 1988 United National Party 1st [1]
Ranil Wickremasinghe 6 March 1989 - 7 May 1993 United National Party 2nd [1]
Wijayapala Mendis 7 May 1993 - 24 June 1994 United National Party 2nd [1]
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake 25 August 1994 - 10 October 2000 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 3rd [1]
Richard Pathirana 18 October 2000 - 10 October 2001 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 4th [1]
W. J. M. Lokubandara 3 January 2002 - 7 February 2004 United National Party 5th [1]
Maithripala Sirisena 3 May 2004 - 9 August 2005 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 6th [1]
Nimal Siripala de Silva 9 August 2005 - 20 January 2015 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 6th
7th
[1]
Lakshman Kiriella 20 January 2015 - Present United National Party 7th
8th
[1]
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