Sri Lanka Parties

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Sri Lanka Parties

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1960-93  Chairperson   of Sri Lanka Freedom Party Sirimavo R.D. Bandaranaike
1993-2000 Party President
1965-70 Leader of The Opposition
1988-94 Leader of The Opposition
She was Prime Minister 1960-65, 1970-77 and 1994-2000. She lived (1916-2000)

1984-86 Vice-President  of Sri Lanka Maha Jana Party Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumarantunga
1984-86 President of SLMJP
1988-93 Leader of United Socialist Alliance
1993-2005 Leader of People’s Alliance and Deputy Leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party
She was Chief Minister of the Colombo Province 1993-94, Prime Minister 1994 and President 1994-2005. Her husband Vijaya K. was assonated 1988, mother of 2 daughters, Daughter of the Prime Ministers Solomon and Sirivamo Bandaranaike.(1945-)

1994-99 Co-founder and Leader of Democratic United National Front (DUNLEF) Srimani Athulathmudali
She was Minister of Transport, Highways, Environment and Women's Affairs 1994-97

2000 Acting Joint Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Fariel Ashraff
2001 Co-Leader of the National Unity Alliance
She was elected after her husband, MHM Ashraff, a government minister, had been killed in a helicopter crash. A couple of months later she became Cabinet Minister. The party merged with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in 2010, and she was appointed Ambassador to Singapore in 2011.


Last update 10.01.15