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Deputy speaker and chairman of committees of the Parliament of Sri Lanka

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Coat of arms of Sri Lanka
Incumbent
Thilanga Sumathipala

since 1 September 2015
Parliament of Sri Lanka
Deputy Deputy Chairman of Committees
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The deputy speaker and chairman of committees is a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka (and its predecessors the National State Assembly, the House of Representatives and the State Council) who presides over sittings of Parliament in the absence of the Speaker.[1] The current deputy speaker and chairman of committees is Thilanga Sumathipala.[2]

Deputy speakers and chairmen of committees

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Legislature Refs
Obeysekera, Forester AugustusForester Augustus Obeysekera State Council [3][4][5]
de Fonseka, SusanthaSusantha de Fonseka [6][7]
de Mel, R. A.R. A. de Mel United National Party 14 October 1947 23 August 1948 House of Representatives [2][8]
Amarasuriya, H. W.H. W. Amarasuriya United National Party 2 September 1948 14 December 1948 [2][8]
Peries, AlbertAlbert Peries United National Party 15 December 1948 13 February 1951 [2][3][8][9]
Ismail, H. S. H.H. S. H. Ismail Independent 14 February 1951 8 April 1952 [2][3][9]
10 June 1952 18 February 1956 [2]
Tennakoon, PiyasenaPiyasena Tennakoon 20 April 1956 16 September 1958 [2]
Pelpola, R. S.R. S. Pelpola 18 September 1958 5 December 1959 [2]
30 March 1960 23 April 1960 [2]
Fernando, HughHugh Fernando 5 August 1960 23 January 1964 [2][3][10][11]
Rajapaksa, D. A.D. A. Rajapaksa Sri Lanka Freedom Party 11 February 1964 12 November 1964 [2][12][13][14]
Corea, ShirleyShirley Corea United National Party 5 April 1965 17 September 1967 [2][3][9][15][16]
Fareed, RazikRazik Fareed 28 September 1967 28 February 1968 [2][17][18]
Sivasithamparam, M.M. Sivasithamparam All Ceylon Tamil Congress 8 March 1968 25 March 1970 [2][3][19][20][21]
Cader, I. A.I. A. Cader 7 June 1970 22 May 1972 [2][22][23]
22 May 1972 18 May 1977 National State Assembly [2]
Markar, M. A. BakeerM. A. Bakeer Markar United National Party 4 August 1977 7 September 1978 [2][24][25]
Waidyaratne, NormanNorman Waidyaratne United National Party 21 September 1978 20 December 1988 Parliament [2][26][27]
Fonseka, GaminiGamini Fonseka United National Party 9 March 1989 24 June 1994 [2][28][29]
Moonesinghe, AnilAnil Moonesinghe Sri Lanka Freedom Party 24 August 1994 18 August 2000 [2][30][31]
14 September 2000 23 September 2000 [2]
Munasinghe, SarathSarath Munasinghe 18 October 2000 10 October 2001 [2][32][33][34][35]
Gunawardena, GitanjanaGitanjana Gunawardena Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 18 May 2004 1 July 2008 [2][36][37][38]
Jayaratne, PiyankaraPiyankara Jayaratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party 8 July 2008 9 February 2010 [2][39][40][41]
9 March 2010 20 April 2010 [2]
22 April 2010 22 November 2010 [2][42]
Weerakkody, ChandimaChandima Weerakkody Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 November 2010 26 June 2015 [2][43][44]
Sumathipala, ThilangaThilanga Sumathipala Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1 September 2015 [2][45][46][47][48]

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  10. ^ Kurera, S. K. J. (2 April 2010). "18th Death Anniversary of former Speaker Hugh Fernando today".  
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  15. ^ Weersinghe, Milton (20 April 2000). "Appreciations: S. C. Shirley Corea".  
  16. ^ Wijesekera, Priyanee (14 March 2010). "The Speaker".  
  17. ^ "Renaming Bristol Street as Sir Razik Fareed Mawatha: Sir Razik Fareed common man's leader - Omar Kamil".  
  18. ^ Cader, M. C. A. (20 August 2009). "Uncrowned King of Ceylon Moors".  
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  20. ^ "Sivasithamparam passes away".  
  21. ^ Vimalarajah, V. (16 February 2002). "Felicitation to M. Sivasithamparam".  
  22. ^ "Caders promote and foster Sri Lanka Turf Club".  
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  30. ^ "Anil Moonesinghe passes away".  
  31. ^ Premalal, K. K. D. (24 December 2012). "Anil Moonesinghe, a devoted politician - Speaker".  
  32. ^ "Ex-SLA spokesman elected deputy speaker".  
  33. ^ "Major General Sarath Munasinghe passes away".  
  34. ^ "Major Gen. Sarath Munasinghe dead".  
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  36. ^ "House spared of fireworks". The Island, Sri Lanka. 19 May 2004. 
  37. ^ Wijayapala, Ranil; Malawaraarachchi, Bharatha (19 May 2004). "Geethanjana Deputy Speaker".  
  38. ^ "Parliament elects UPFA Deputy Speaker".  
  39. ^ "SL parliament elects new Deputy Speaker uncontested".  
  40. ^ "Priyankara Jayaratne new Deputy Speaker".  
  41. ^ Kumarasinghe, Uditha; Range, Irangika; Marasinghe, Sandasen (9 July 2008). "New Deputy Speaker".  
  42. ^ "Chamal Rajapakse new Speaker, Fonseka attends parliament".  
  43. ^ "New Deputy Speaker".  
  44. ^ Indrajith, Saman (24 November 2010). "Weerakkody elected Dy. Speaker".  
  45. ^ "Karu appointed new Speaker".  
  46. ^ "Thilanga appointed Deputy Speaker".  
  47. ^ "Thilanga appointed Deputy Speaker".  
  48. ^ Indrajith, Saman (2 September 2015). "Karu,Thilanga elected unanimously as Speaker and Deputy Speaker".  
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