1st Parliament of Ceylon

The 1st Parliament of Ceylon was a meeting of the Parliament of Ceylon, with the membership determined by the results of the 1947 parliamentary election between 23 August and 20 September 1947. The parliament met for the first time on 14 October 1947 and was dissolved on 8 April 1952.

1st Parliament of Ceylon
2nd 4th
Overview
Legislative bodyParliament of Ceylon
Term14 October 1947 – 8 April 1952
Election23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 August, 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17,18, 20 September 1947
Senior parliamentarians
SpeakerAlexander Francis Molamure
Albert Peries
Deputy Speaker and Chairman of CommitteesR. A. de Mel
H. W. Amarasuriya
Albert Peries
Hameed Hussain Sheikh Ismail
Deputy Chairman of CommitteesJ. A. Martensz
Hameed Hussain Sheikh Ismail
T. Ramalingam
Prime MinisterD. S. Senanayake
Dudley Senanayake
Leader of the OppositionN. M. Perera
Leader of the HouseS. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
John Kotelawala
Chief Government WhipSenerat Gunewardene
A. Ekanayake Gunasinha
Sessions
1st14 October 1947 – 31 January 1948
2nd10 February 1948 – 17 June 1949
3rd12 July 1949 – 6 April 1950
4th20 June 1950 – 24 April 1951
5th20 June 1951 – 8 April 1952

ElectionEdit

ResultsEdit

MembersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Duration of Parliament". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Prime Ministers". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Speakers". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Deputy Chairman of Committees". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Leaders of the Opposition". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Leaders of the House". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Chief Government Whips". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Chief Opposition Whips". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  • "Sessions of Parliament". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
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