Chief Government Whip (Sri Lanka)

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The Chief Government Whip is a position in the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Chief Government Whip of Sri Lanka
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Incumbent
Gayantha Karunathilaka

since 1 September 2015
Inaugural holderR. S. S. Gunawardena
Formation29 November 1947

List of Chief Government Whips[edit]

Parties

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party   Sri Lanka Labour Party   Mahajana Eksath Peramuna

Chief Government Whips of The Parliament of Ceylon (1947-1972)[edit]

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Parliament References
R. S. S. Gunawardena 1947 - 1948 United National Party 1st [1]
A. E. Goonesinghe 1948 - 1952 Sri Lanka Labour Party 1st [1]
C. W. W. Kannangara 1952 - 1956 United National Party 2nd [1]
W. J. C. Moonesinghe 1956 - 1959 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 3rd [1]
J. D. Weerasekera 1960 - 1963 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 5th [1]
S. K. K. Suriarachchi 1963 - 1964 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 5th [1]
M. P. de Z Siriwardena July 1964 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 5th [1]
J. R. Jayewardene 1965 - 1970 United National Party 6th [1]
K. B. Ratnayake 1970 - 1972 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 7th [1]

Chief Government Whips of The National State Assembly (1972-1978)[edit]

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Assembly References
K. B. Ratnayake 1972 - 1977 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1st [1]
Vincent Perera 1977 - 1978 United National Party 2nd [1]

Chief Government Whips of The Parliament of Sri Lanka (1978-Present)[edit]

Name Portrait Tenure Political party Parliament References
Vincent Perera 7 September 1978 - 7 April 1993 United National Party 1st
2nd
[1]
Wimal Wickramasinghe 7 April 1993 - 24 June 1994 United National Party 2nd [1]
Richard Pathirana 25 August 1994 - 10 October 2000 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 3rd [1]
Reggie Ranatunga 1 November 2000 - 10 October 2001 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 4th [1]
Mahinda Samarasinghe 3 January 2002 - 7 February 2004 United National Party 5th [1]
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle 3 May 2004 - 6 April 2008 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 6th [1]
Dinesh Gunawardena 17 June 2008 - 20 January 2015 Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 6th
7th
[1]
Gayantha Karunathilaka 20 January 2015 – Present United National Party 7th
8th
[1]

See also[edit]

Parliament of Sri Lanka
Cabinet of Sri Lanka

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Chief Government Whips". Retrieved 11 April 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Parliament of Sri Lanka - Handbook of Parliament, [1]