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
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Overview
Legislative bodyState Council of Ceylon
Meeting placeOld Parliament Building
Term17 March 1936 (1936-03-17) – 4 July 1947 (1947-07-04)
Election22 February – 7 March 1936
Government2nd Board
Websiteparliament.lk
State Councillors
Members58
SpeakerWaithilingam Duraiswamy
Deputy Speaker and
Chairman of Committees
Susantha de Fonseka
Deputy Chairman of CommitteesR. S. Tennekoon
Leader of the HouseD. B. Jayatilaka (1936–42)
D. S. Senanayake (1942–47)

ElectionEdit

The 2nd state council election was held between 22 February and 7 March 1936 in 43 of the 50 constituencies.[1][2] The remaining seven constituencies only had a single nomination each and consequently the candidates were elected without a vote.[2]

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.[2]

Deaths, resignations and removalsEdit

MembersEdit

Name Appointed/
Elected
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 [4]
Simon Abeywickrema Elected Udugama 9 March 1940 4 July 1947 Succeeds Neil Hewavitarne [5]
Bernard Aluwihare Elected Matale 22 February 1936 [6]
H. W. Amarasuriya Elected Galle 23,852 25 February 1936 [7][8][9]
Thomas Amarasuriya Elected Moratuwa 19 March 1942 4 July 1947 Succeeds W. A. de Silva [10]
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) [2]
Charles Batuwantudawe Elected Kalutara 29 February 1936 13 September 1940 Died in office, succeeded by Upali Batuwantudawe [4]
Upali Batuwantudawe Elected Kalutara Succeeds Charles Batuwantudawe [5]
Clement Johnston Black Appointed [10]
P. B. Bulankulame Elected Anuradhapura 21 April 1945 4 July 1947 Succeeds H. R. Freeman [10]
S. O. Canagaratnam Elected Batticaloa South 1936 1938 Died in office, succeeded by S. Dharmaretnam [2]
Maurice John Cary Appointed European [4]
Claude Corea Elected Chilaw 19 March 1936 1946 Minister of Labour, Industry and Commerce (1936–46) [4]
Wijeyananda Dahanayake Elected Bibile 1944 4 July 1947 Succeeds G. C. Rambukpotha [7][10]
Susantha de Fonseka Elected Panadura Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees (1936–47) [4]
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) [4]
George R. de Silva Elected Colombo North Succeeded Naysum Saravanamuttu [5]
W. A. de Silva Elected Moratuwa 1936 18 February 1943 Minister of Health (1936–42) Resigned from office, succeeded by Thomas Amarasuriya [4]
A. P. de Zoysa Elected Colombo South 10 October 1936 [4]
Francis de Zoysa Elected Balapitiya 22 February 1936 [4]
S. Dharmaretnam Elected Batticaloa South 17 September 1938 4 July 1947 Succeeds S. O. Canagaratnam [2]
Waithilingam Duraiswamy Elected Kayts - - 15 January 1936 4 July 1947 Speaker (1936–47) [2]
Razik Fareed Appointed Muslims - - 12 March 1936 [2]
H. R. Freeman Elected Anuradhapura 15 January 1936 1945 Died in office, succeeded by P. B. Bulankulame [4]
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 [4]
A. E. Goonesinha Elected Colombo Central 22 February 1936 1942 Succeeded by M. C. M. Kaleel [11]
Francis Huntly Griffith Appointed [4]
D. D. Gunasekera Elected Bandarawela 22 February 1936 25 May 1943 Resigned from office, succeeded by J. G. Rajakulendran [4]
Philip Gunawardena Elected Avissawella 29 February 1936 July 1942 Vacated office in July 1942, succeeded by Bernard Jayasuriya [12]
Senerat Gunewardene Elected Gampola 28 February 1936 [4]
Neil Hewavitarne Elected Udugama 27 February 1936 31 October 1939 Died in office, succeeded by Simon Abeywickrema [4]
Raja Hewavitarne Elected Matara 5 March 1936 [4]
J. H. Ilangantileke Elected Puttalam 29 February 1936 27 July 1943 Died in office, succeeded by U. B. Wanninayake [4]
Gnanamuthu Isaac Elected Mannar-Mullaitivu 1943 1944 Succeeds R. Sri Pathmanathan, succeeded by Jeganathan Tyagarajah [2]
T. B. Jayah Appointed Muslims - - 12 March 1936 4 July 1947 [2][13]
A. P. Jayasuriya Elected Horana 25 February 1936 4 July 1947 [4]
Bernard Jayasuriya Elected Avissawella 28 February 1943 4 July 1947 Succeeds Philip Gunawardena [10]
D. P. Jayasuriya Elected Gampaha 1936 [4][14]
D. B. Jayatilaka Elected Kelaniya - - 15 January 1936 1943 Minister of Home Affairs (1936–42), resigned from office, succeeded by J. R. Jayewardene [2]
Robert Edward Jayatilaka Elected Ruwanwella 1939 4 July 1947 Succeeded N. M. Perera [10]
J. R. Jayewardene Elected Kelaniya 1943 4 July 1947 Succeeds D. B. Jayatilaka [10]
M. C. M. Kaleel Elected Colombo Central 1942 Succeeds A. E. Goonesinha [15]
C. W. W. Kannangara Elected Matugama 1936 Minister of Education (1936–47) [14][16]
R. C. Kannangara Elected Morawaka 3 March 1936 14 October 1946 Died in office, succeeded by S. A. Wickramasinghe [3]
Henry Kotalawala Elected Badulla 26 October 1936 [4]
John Kotelawala Elected Kurunegala - - 15 January 1936 Minister of Communications and Works (1936–47) [2]
Patrick de Silva Kularatne Elected Balapitiya [10]
Jayaweera Kuruppu Elected Ratnapura 22 February 1936 [4]
A. Mahadeva Elected Jaffna 25 February 1936 4 July 1947 Minister of Home Affairs (1942–47) [2]
Alexander Francis Molamure Elected Balangoda October 1943 4 July 1947 Succeeds H. A. Goonesekera [10]
V. Nalliah Elected Trincomalee-Batticaloa 1943 4 July 1947 Succeeds E. R. Tambimuttu [2]
K. Natesa Iyer Elected Hatton 2 March 1936 [2]
S. Natesan Elected Kankesanthurai 27 February 1936 4 July 1947 [2]
Hubert Ernest Newnham Appointed 6 March 1939 18 May 1943 [5]
E. A. Nugawela Elected Galagedara 24 February 1936 [4]
John William Oldfield Appointed European 28 April 1936 [10]
Howard Frank Parfitt Appointed 12 March 1936 18 May 1943 Resigned from office. [4]
I. X. Pereira Appointed Indian Tamils - - 12 March 1936 4 July 1947 Minister of Labour, Industry and Commerce (1946–47) [2]
N. M. Perera Elected Ruwanwella 28 February 1936 1939 Removed from office, succeeded by R. E. Jayetilleke [12]
G. G. Ponnambalam Elected Point Pedro 22 February 1936 4 July 1947 [2]
J. G. Rajakulendran Elected Bandarawela October 1943 4 July 1947 Succeeds D. D. Gunasekera [10][2]
D. A. Rajapaksa Elected Hambantota Succeeds D. M. Rajapaksa [10]
D. M. Rajapaksa Elected Hambantota 17,046 7 March 1936 1945 Died in office, succeeded by D. A. Rajapaksa [3]
A. E. Rajapakse Elected Negombo 1936 20 September 1937 Died in office, succeeded by C. E. P. de Silva [4]
G. C. Rambukpotha Elected Bibile 5 March 1936 27 October 1943 Died in office. Succeeded by Wijeyananda Dahanayake [4]
Abeyratne Ratnayaka Elected Dumbara 26 February 1936 [4]
Harris Leuke Ratwatte Elected Kegalle 5 March 1936 [4]
Siripala Samarakkody Elected Narammala 22 February 1936 August 1944 Died in office, succeeded by Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake [4]
Naysum Saravanamuttu Elected Colombo North 22 February 1936 1941 Died in office, succeeded by George R. de Silva [2]
Dudley Senanayake Elected Dedigama 17,045 2 March 1936 Minister of Agriculture and Lands (1946–47) [17]
D. S. Senanayake Elected Minuwangoda - - 1936 Minister of Agriculture and Lands (1936–46) [2]
Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake Elected Narammala 4 July 1947 Succeeds Siripala Samarakkody [10]
H. de Z. Siriwardena Elected Negombo 1942 4 July 1947 Succeeds C. E. P. de Silva [10]
Bennet Soysa Elected Nuwara Eliya [10]
R. Sri Pathmanathan Elected Mannar-Mullaitivu 7 March 1936 1943 Died in office, succeeded by Gnanamuthu Isaac [2]
E. R. Tambimuttu Elected Trincomalee-Batticaloa 22 February 1936 June 1943 Dismissed from office, succeeded by V. Nalliah [2]
R. S. Tennekoon Elected Katugampola 3 March 1936 Deputy Chairman of Committees (1936–47) [4]
Jeganathan Tyagarajah Elected Mannar-Mullaitivu 1944 Succeeds Gnanamuthu Isaac [2]
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 [4]
S. P. Vythilingam Elected Talawakelle 5 March 1936 [2]
David Wanigasekera Elected Weligama 29 February 1936 4 July 1947 [3]
U. B. Wanninayake Elected Puttalam 27 November 1943 4 July 1947 Succeeds J. H. Ilangantileke [10]
George Roland Whitby Appointed [5]
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 [4]

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