PARLIAMENT

OF SRI LANKA

SinhalaSriLankaTamil-SriLanka

Duration of Parliament

Dates of nomination, election, dissolution and duration of Parliaments

First State Council

Nomination 04 May 1931
General Election

13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 June 1931 (07 days)

Dissolved 07 December 1935
Duration 4 years 5 months 1 day
   

Second State Council

Nomination 15 January 1936
General Election

22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 February and
2, 3, 5, & 7 March 1936 (11 days)

Dissolved 04 July 1947
Duration 11 years 3 months 18 days
   

First Parliament - House of Representatives

Nomination 26 July 1947
General Election

23, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 30 August and
1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17,18 & 20 September 1947 (19 days)

First Meeting 14 October 1947
Dissolved 08 April 1952
Duration

4 years 5 months 25 days

   
Second Parliament - House of Representatives
Nomination 28 April 1952
General Election 24, 26, 28 & 30 May 1952 (04 days)
First Meeting 09 June 1952
Dissolved 18 February 1956
Duration 3 years 8 months 10 days
   
Third Parliament - House of Representatives
Nomination 08 March 1956
General Election 5, 7, & 10 April 1956 (03 days)
First Meeting 19 April 1956
Dissolved 05 December 1959
Duration 3 years 7 months 17 days
   
Fourth Parliament - House of Representatives
Nomination 04 January 1960
General Election 19 March 1960
First Meeting 30 March 1960
Dissolved 23 April 1960
Duration 24 days

(General Election to the Fourth Parliament was for the first time held on one day)

   
Fifth Parliament - House of Representatives
Nomination 20 May 1960
General Election 20 July 1960
First Meeting 05 August 1960
Dissolved 17 December 1964
Gaz. No. 14259 of 17.12.64
Duration 4 years 4 months 13 days
   
Sixth Parliament - House of Representatives
Nomination 11 January 1965
General Election 22 March 1965
First Meeting 05 April 1965
Dissolved 25 March 1970
Gaz. No. 14898/7 of 25.03.70
Duration 4 years 11 months 20 days
   
Seventh Parliament - House of Representatives
Nomination 23 April 1970
General Election 27 May 1970
First Meeting 07 June 1970
Duration 1 year 11 months 15 days

(With the promulgation of the Constitution of Sri Lanka on 22 May 1972 the National State Assembly superseded the Seventh Parliament)

   
First National State Assembly
First Meeting 22 May 1972
Dissolved 18 May 1977
Gaz. No. 265/8 of 18.05.77
Duration 4 years 11 months 26 days
   

Second National State Assembly

Nomination 06 June 1977
General Election 21 July 1977
First Meeting

04 August 1977

Duration 1 year 1 month 3 days

(With the promulgation of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on 07 September 1978 the First Parliament superseded the Second National State Assembly)

   
First Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka
First Meeting 07 September 1978

(By the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution * the duration of the First Parliament was extended until 04 August 1989)

*(Referendum on 22 December 1982)
Dissolved 20 December 1988
Gaz. No. 537/2 of 20.12.88
Duration 10 years 3 months 13 days
   

Second Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka

Nomination 06 January 1989
Gaz. No. 537/2 of 20.12.88
General Election 15 February 1989
Gaz. No. 537/2 of 20.12.88
First Meeting 09 March 1989
Gaz. No. 537/2 of 20.12.88
Dissolved 24 June 1994
Gaz. No. 824/18 of 24.06.94
Duration 5 years 3 months 15 days
   

Third Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka

Nomination 11 July 1994
Gaz. No. 824/18 of 24.06.94
General Election 16 August 1994
Gaz. No. 824/18 of 24.06.94
First Meeting

25 August 1994
Gaz. No. 833/9 of 24.08.1994

Dissolved 18 August 2000
Gaz. No. 1145/26 of 18.08.2000
Duration 5 years 11 months 23 days
   

Fourth Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka

Nomination period

28 August 2000 - 04 September 2000
Gaz. No. 1145/26 of 18.08.2000

General Election 10 October 2000
Gaz. No. 1145/26 of 18.08.2000
First Meeting 18 October 2000 at 2.30 p.m.
Dissolved 10 October 2001
Gaz. No. 1205/12 of 10.10.2001
Duration 11 months 22 days
   

Fifth Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka

Nomination period

20 October 2001 - 27 October 2001
Gaz. No. 1205/12 of 10.10.2001

General Election 05 December 2001
Gaz. No. 1205/12 of 10.10.2001
First Meeting 19 December 2001
Gaz. No. 1214/23 of 12.12.2001
Dissolved 07 February 2004
Gaz. No. 1326/13 of 07.02.2004
Duration 2 years 1 month 18 days
   

Sixth Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka

Nomination period

17 February 2004 - 24 February 2004
Gaz. No. 1326/13 of 07.02.2004

General Election 02 April 2004
Gaz. No. 1326/13 of 07.02.2004
First Meeting

22 April 2004
Gaz. No. 1326/13 of 07.02.2004

Dissolved

09 February 2010
Gaz. No. 1640/16 of 09.02.2010

Duration 5 years 9 months 17 days
   

Seventh Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka

Nomination period 19 February 2010 - 26 February 2010
Gaz. No. 1640/16 of 09.02.2010
General Election 08 & 20 April 2010
Gaz. No. 1640/16 of 09.02.2010 &
Gaz. No. 1648/16 of 10.04.2010
First Meeting 22 April 2010
Gaz. No. 1640/16 of 09.02.2010
Dissolved 26 June 2015
Gaz. No. 1920/38 of 26.06.2015
Duration 5 Years 2 Months 3 Days
   

Eighth Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka

Nomination period 06 July 2015 - 13 July 2015
Gaz. No. 1920/38 of 26.06.2015
General Election 17 August 2015
Gaz. No. 1920/38 of 26.06.2015
First Meeting 01 September 2015
Gaz. No. 1929/13 of 26.08.2015

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