2nd State Council of Ceylon
The 2nd State Council of Ceylon was a meeting of the State Council of Ceylon, with the membership determined by the results of the 1936 state council election held between 22 February and 7 March 1936. The parliament met for the first time on 17 March 1936 and was dissolved on 4 July 1947.
|2nd State Council of Ceylon|
|Legislative body||State Council of Ceylon|
|Meeting place||Old Parliament Building|
|Term||17 March 1936– 4 July 1947|
|Election||22 February – 7 March 1936|
|Deputy Speaker and |
Chairman of Committees
|Susantha de Fonseka|
|Deputy Chairman of Committees||R. S. Tennekoon|
|Leader of the House||D. B. Jayatilaka (1936–42)|
D. S. Senanayake (1942–47)
The 2nd state council election was held between 22 February and 7 March 1936 in 43 of the 50 constituencies. The remaining seven constituencies only had a single nomination each and consequently the candidates were elected without a vote.
The new state council met for the first time on 17 March 1936 and elected Waithilingam Duraiswamy, Susantha de Fonseka and R. S. Tennekoon as Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees and Deputy Chairman of Committees respectively.
Deaths, resignations and removalsEdit
- September 1937 – A. E. Rajapakse (Negombo) died. C. E. P. de Silva won the by-election held on 15 January 1938.
- May 1938 – S. O. Canagaratnam (Batticaloa South) died. S. Dharmaretnam won the by-election held in September 1938.
- October 1939 – Neil Hewavitarne (Udugama) died. Simon Abeywickrema won the by-election held 9 March 1940.
- September 1940 – Charles Batuwantudawe (Kalutara) died. Upali Batuwantudawe won the by-election held 21 December 1940.
- January 1941 – Naysum Saravanamuttu (Colombo North) died. George R. de Silva won the by-election.
- February 1942 – W. A. de Silva (Matara) resigned from office. Thomas Amarasuriya won the by-election held in March 1942.
- February 1942 – C. E. P. de Silva (Negombo) died. H. de Z. Siriwardena won the by-election.
- July 1942 – Philip Gunawardena (Avissawella) vacated office following his escape from detention to India. Bernard Jayasuriya won the by-election held 28 February 1943.
- May 1943 – D. D. Gunasekera (Bandarawela) resigned from office. J. G. Rajakulendran won the by-election held in October 1943.
- May 1943 – R. Sri Pathmanathan (Mannar-Mullaitivu) died. Gnanamuthu Isaac won the by-election on 28 August 1943. At the by-election held in May 1944 Jeganathan Tyagarajah was elected.
- June 1943 – E. W. Abeygunasekera (Nuwara Eliya) resigned. M. D. Banda won the by-election held in October 1943.
- June 1943 – H. A. Goonesekera (Balangoda) resigned. Alexander Francis Molamure won the by-election held in October 1943.
- June 1943 – E. R. Tambimuttu (Trincomalee-Batticaloa) dismissed. V. Nalliah won the by-election.
- July 1943 – J. H. Ilangantileke (Puttalam) died. U. B. Wanninayake won the by-election held on 27 November 1943.
- October 1943 – G. C. Rambukpotha (Bibile) died. Wijeyananda Dahanayake won the by-election in 1944
- August 1944 – Siripala Samarakkody (Narammala) died. Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake won the by-election.
- April 1945 – H. R. Freeman (Anuradhapura) died. P. B. Bulankulame won the by-election.
- May 1945 – D. M. Rajapaksa (Hambantota) died. D. A. Rajapaksa won the by-election.
- October 1946 – R. C. Kannangara (Morawaka) died. S. A. Wickramasinghe won the by-election.
|Constituency||Votes||Majority||Took office||Left office||Notes||Refs.|
|E. W. Abeygunasekera||Elected||Nuwara Eliya||7 March 1936||June 1943||Dismissed from office, succeeded by M. D. Banda|||
|Simon Abeywickrema||Elected||Udugama||9 March 1940||4 July 1947||Succeeds Neil Hewavitarne|||
|Bernard Aluwihare||Elected||Matale||22 February 1936|||
|H. W. Amarasuriya||Elected||Galle||23,852||25 February 1936|||
|Thomas Amarasuriya||Elected||Moratuwa||19 March 1942||4 July 1947||Succeeds W. A. de Silva|||
|M. D. Banda||Elected||Nuwara Eliya||-||-||October 1943||Succeeds E. W. Abeygunasekera, Acting Minister of Labour, Industry and Commerce (1945)|
|S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike||Elected||Veyangoda||-||-||19 March 1936||Minister of Local Administration (1936–47)|||
|Charles Batuwantudawe||Elected||Kalutara||29 February 1936||13 September 1940||Died in office, succeeded by Upali Batuwantudawe|||
|Upali Batuwantudawe||Elected||Kalutara||Succeeds Charles Batuwantudawe|||
|Clement Johnston Black||Appointed|||
|P. B. Bulankulame||Elected||Anuradhapura||21 April 1945||4 July 1947||Succeeds H. R. Freeman|||
|S. O. Canagaratnam||Elected||Batticaloa South||1936||1938||Died in office, succeeded by S. Dharmaretnam|||
|Maurice John Cary||Appointed||European|||
|Claude Corea||Elected||Chilaw||19 March 1936||1946||Minister of Labour, Industry and Commerce (1936–46)|||
|Wijeyananda Dahanayake||Elected||Bibile||1944||4 July 1947||Succeeds G. C. Rambukpotha|||
|Susantha de Fonseka||Elected||Panadura||Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees (1936–47)|||
|C. E. P. de Silva||Elected||Negombo||15 January 1938||27 February 1942||Succeeds A. E. Rajapakse. Died in office, succeeded by H. de Z. Siriwardena|
|George E. de Silva||Elected||Kandy||29 February 1936||Minister of Health (1942–47)|||
|George R. de Silva||Elected||Colombo North||Succeeded Naysum Saravanamuttu|||
|W. A. de Silva||Elected||Moratuwa||1936||18 February 1943||Minister of Health (1936–42) Resigned from office, succeeded by Thomas Amarasuriya|||
|A. P. de Zoysa||Elected||Colombo South||10 October 1936|||
|Francis de Zoysa||Elected||Balapitiya||22 February 1936|||
|S. Dharmaretnam||Elected||Batticaloa South||17 September 1938||4 July 1947||Succeeds S. O. Canagaratnam|||
|Waithilingam Duraiswamy||Elected||Kayts||-||-||15 January 1936||4 July 1947||Speaker (1936–47)|||
|Razik Fareed||Appointed||Muslims||-||-||12 March 1936|||
|H. R. Freeman||Elected||Anuradhapura||15 January 1936||1945||Died in office, succeeded by P. B. Bulankulame|||
|R. P. Gaddum||Appointed||European||17 May 1938||10 January 1939||Succeeds E. C. Villiers. Resigned from office, succeeded by E. C. Villiers|
|H. A. Goonesekera||Elected||Balangoda||25 February 1936||25 May 1943||Dismissed from office, succeeded by Alexander Francis Molamure|||
|A. E. Goonesinha||Elected||Colombo Central||22 February 1936||1942||Succeeded by M. C. M. Kaleel|||
|Francis Huntly Griffith||Appointed|||
|D. D. Gunasekera||Elected||Bandarawela||22 February 1936||25 May 1943||Resigned from office, succeeded by J. G. Rajakulendran|||
|Philip Gunawardena||Elected||Avissawella||29 February 1936||July 1942||Vacated office in July 1942, succeeded by Bernard Jayasuriya|||
|Senerat Gunewardene||Elected||Gampola||28 February 1936|||
|Neil Hewavitarne||Elected||Udugama||27 February 1936||31 October 1939||Died in office, succeeded by Simon Abeywickrema|||
|Raja Hewavitarne||Elected||Matara||5 March 1936|||
|J. H. Ilangantileke||Elected||Puttalam||29 February 1936||27 July 1943||Died in office, succeeded by U. B. Wanninayake|||
|Gnanamuthu Isaac||Elected||Mannar-Mullaitivu||1943||1944||Succeeds R. Sri Pathmanathan, succeeded by Jeganathan Tyagarajah|||
|T. B. Jayah||Appointed||Muslims||-||-||12 March 1936||4 July 1947|||
|A. P. Jayasuriya||Elected||Horana||25 February 1936||4 July 1947|||
|Bernard Jayasuriya||Elected||Avissawella||28 February 1943||4 July 1947||Succeeds Philip Gunawardena|||
|D. P. Jayasuriya||Elected||Gampaha||1936|||
|D. B. Jayatilaka||Elected||Kelaniya||-||-||15 January 1936||1943||Minister of Home Affairs (1936–42), resigned from office, succeeded by J. R. Jayewardene|||
|Robert Edward Jayatilaka||Elected||Ruwanwella||1939||4 July 1947||Succeeded N. M. Perera|||
|J. R. Jayewardene||Elected||Kelaniya||1943||4 July 1947||Succeeds D. B. Jayatilaka|||
|M. C. M. Kaleel||Elected||Colombo Central||1942||Succeeds A. E. Goonesinha|||
|C. W. W. Kannangara||Elected||Matugama||1936||Minister of Education (1936–47)|||
|R. C. Kannangara||Elected||Morawaka||3 March 1936||14 October 1946||Died in office, succeeded by S. A. Wickramasinghe|||
|Henry Kotalawala||Elected||Badulla||26 October 1936|||
|John Kotelawala||Elected||Kurunegala||-||-||15 January 1936||Minister of Communications and Works (1936–47)|||
|Patrick de Silva Kularatne||Elected||Balapitiya|||
|Jayaweera Kuruppu||Elected||Ratnapura||22 February 1936|||
|A. Mahadeva||Elected||Jaffna||25 February 1936||4 July 1947||Minister of Home Affairs (1942–47)|||
|Alexander Francis Molamure||Elected||Balangoda||October 1943||4 July 1947||Succeeds H. A. Goonesekera|||
|V. Nalliah||Elected||Trincomalee-Batticaloa||1943||4 July 1947||Succeeds E. R. Tambimuttu|||
|K. Natesa Iyer||Elected||Hatton||2 March 1936|||
|S. Natesan||Elected||Kankesanthurai||27 February 1936||4 July 1947|||
|Hubert Ernest Newnham||Appointed||6 March 1939||18 May 1943|||
|E. A. Nugawela||Elected||Galagedara||24 February 1936|||
|John William Oldfield||Appointed||European||28 April 1936|||
|Howard Frank Parfitt||Appointed||12 March 1936||18 May 1943||Resigned from office.|||
|I. X. Pereira||Appointed||Indian Tamils||-||-||12 March 1936||4 July 1947||Minister of Labour, Industry and Commerce (1946–47)|||
|N. M. Perera||Elected||Ruwanwella||28 February 1936||1939||Removed from office, succeeded by R. E. Jayetilleke|||
|G. G. Ponnambalam||Elected||Point Pedro||22 February 1936||4 July 1947|||
|J. G. Rajakulendran||Elected||Bandarawela||October 1943||4 July 1947||Succeeds D. D. Gunasekera|||
|D. A. Rajapaksa||Elected||Hambantota||Succeeds D. M. Rajapaksa|||
|D. M. Rajapaksa||Elected||Hambantota||17,046||7 March 1936||1945||Died in office, succeeded by D. A. Rajapaksa|||
|A. E. Rajapakse||Elected||Negombo||1936||20 September 1937||Died in office, succeeded by C. E. P. de Silva|||
|G. C. Rambukpotha||Elected||Bibile||5 March 1936||27 October 1943||Died in office. Succeeded by Wijeyananda Dahanayake|||
|Abeyratne Ratnayaka||Elected||Dumbara||26 February 1936|||
|Harris Leuke Ratwatte||Elected||Kegalle||5 March 1936|||
|Siripala Samarakkody||Elected||Narammala||22 February 1936||August 1944||Died in office, succeeded by Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake|||
|Naysum Saravanamuttu||Elected||Colombo North||22 February 1936||1941||Died in office, succeeded by George R. de Silva|||
|Dudley Senanayake||Elected||Dedigama||17,045||2 March 1936||Minister of Agriculture and Lands (1946–47)|||
|D. S. Senanayake||Elected||Minuwangoda||-||-||1936||Minister of Agriculture and Lands (1936–46)|||
|Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake||Elected||Narammala||4 July 1947||Succeeds Siripala Samarakkody|||
|H. de Z. Siriwardena||Elected||Negombo||1942||4 July 1947||Succeeds C. E. P. de Silva|||
|Bennet Soysa||Elected||Nuwara Eliya|||
|R. Sri Pathmanathan||Elected||Mannar-Mullaitivu||7 March 1936||1943||Died in office, succeeded by Gnanamuthu Isaac|||
|E. R. Tambimuttu||Elected||Trincomalee-Batticaloa||22 February 1936||June 1943||Dismissed from office, succeeded by V. Nalliah|||
|R. S. Tennekoon||Elected||Katugampola||3 March 1936||Deputy Chairman of Committees (1936–47)|||
|Jeganathan Tyagarajah||Elected||Mannar-Mullaitivu||1944||Succeeds Gnanamuthu Isaac|||
|Evelyn Charles Villiers||Appointed||European||12 March 1936
14 February 1939
|30 April 1938
7 April 1947
|Resigned from office, succeeded by R. P. Gaddum. Succeeds R. P. Gaddum|||
|S. P. Vythilingam||Elected||Talawakelle||5 March 1936|||
|David Wanigasekera||Elected||Weligama||29 February 1936||4 July 1947|||
|U. B. Wanninayake||Elected||Puttalam||27 November 1943||4 July 1947||Succeeds J. H. Ilangantileke|||
|George Roland Whitby||Appointed|||
|S. A. Wickramasinghe||Elected||Morawaka||1946||4 July 1947||Succeeds R. C. Kannangara|
|George Alfred Henry Wille||Appointed||Burgher||12 March 1936||4 July 1947|||
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