Albert Peries

Sir Pattiyapathirennehelage Albert Fredrick Peries (12 May 1905 – 21 September 1967) was the 4th Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Serving as Deputy Speaker Peries first became Speaker with the sudden death of Francis Molamure, who collapsed and died while presiding over the session.

Sir Albert F. Peries
4th Speaker of the Parliament
In office
13 February 1951 – 18 February 1956
Prime MinisterD. S. Senanayake
Dudley Senanayake
John Kotelawala
Preceded byAlfred Francis Molamure
Succeeded byHameed Hussain Sheikh Ismail
In office
5 April 1965 – 21 September 1967
Prime MinisterDudley Senanayake
Preceded byHugh Fernando
Succeeded byShirley Corea
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Nattandiya
In office
Personal details
Pattiyapathirennehelage Albert Fredrick Peries

(1905-05-12)12 May 1905
Nattandiya, North Western Province, British Ceylon
DiedSeptember 21, 1967(1967-09-21) (aged 62)
Political partyUnited National Party

He was elected to the seat of Nattandiya in 1947,52,1960 March, July & 1965 until his death.[1][2]

Peries attended St. Joseph's College, Colombo where he was a keen sportsman.

Peries was honoured with a knighthood in recognition of his service to his country.[3] The Sir Albert F. Peiris Sports Complex in Wennappuwa is named after him.


  1. ^ "Molamure is elected Speaker of First Parliament". Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  2. ^ Kurera, S. K. J. "18th Death Anniversary of former Speaker Hugh Fernando today". Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  3. ^ Epasinghe, Premasara. "Former Speaker Sir Albert F. Peries was a versatile Josephian sportsman". Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alfred Francis Molamure
Speaker of the Parliament
Succeeded by
Hameed Hussain Sheikh Ismail
Preceded by
Hugh Fernando
Speaker of the Parliament
Succeeded by
Shirley Corea