Lanka Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya

Lanka Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya ('Ceylon Democratic Party') was a political party in Sri Lanka. LPP was led by Dr. Wijeyananda Dahanayake. In the 1960 elections LPP was part of the 'Mahajana Eksath Peramuna' coalition, consisting of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Viplavakari Lanka Sama Samaja Party, Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna and LPP.

Ceylon Democratic Party
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පක්ශය
AbbreviationLPP
Founded1960
Succeeded bySri Lanka Freedom Socialist Party

Ahead of the 1965 elections the link between LPP and SLFP had been broken. LPP won one seat. After the elections LPP gave their support to the United National Party government. Soon thereafter it merged into the Sri Lanka Freedom Socialist Party, which merged into UNP.

Electoral historyEdit

Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections
Election year Votes Vote % Seats won +/– Government
1960 March 135,138 4.44%
4 / 151
  Opposition
1960 July 30,207 0.98%
2 / 151
  2 Opposition