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The Minister of Finance is an appointment in the Cabinet of Sri Lanka. The post was created in 1947 with the Ceylon gaining independence and establishing self governess. The post has always been held by a senior member of the ruling party and in the recent years by the President with a deputy minister. The post has been known as Minister of Finance & Planning, when the portfolio includes national planning.

Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka
Incumbent
Mangala Samaraweera

since 22 May 2017
Ministry of Finance and Planning
AppointerThe President with advice of Prime Minister
Inaugural holderJunius Richard Jayewardene
Formation26 September 1947
Websitewww.treasury.gov.lk

List of Finance MinistersEdit

Parties

  United National Party (10)   Sri Lanka Freedom Party (9)   Lanka Sama Samaja Party (1)


Name Portrait Party Tenure Head(s) of Government Ministerial title
Junius Richard Jayewardene
(1st term)
  United National Party 26 September 1947 - 13 October 1953 Don Stephen Senanayake Ministry of Finance and the Treasury of Ceylon
Dudley Senanayake
Oliver Goonetilleke
(1st term)
  United National Party 14 October 1953 - 30 June 1954 John Kotelawala
M. D. H. Jayawardena United National Party 1 July 1954 - 18 February 1956
Stanley de Zoysa Sri Lanka Freedom Party 12 April 1956 - 22 November 1959 S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Wijeyananda Dahanayake
M. M. Musthapa Sri Lanka Freedom Party 22 November 1959 - 5 December 1959
Oliver Goonetilleke
(2nd term)
  United National Party 21 March 1960 - 23 April 1960 Dudley Senanayake
J. R. Jayewardene
(2nd term)
  United National Party | 24 April 1960 - 20 July 1960
Felix Dias Bandaranaike
(1st term)
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 21 July 1960 - 24 August 1962 Sirimavo Bandaranaike
C. P. de Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party 28 August 1962 - 8 November 1962
P. B. G. Kalugalla Sri Lanka Freedom Party 9 November 1962 - 10 May 1963
T. B. Ilangaratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party 29 May 1963 - 10 June 1964
N. M. Perera
(1st term)
Lanka Sama Samaja Party 11 June 1964 - 17 December 1964
U. B. Wanninayake United National Party 27 March 1965 - 25 March 1970 Dudley Senanayake
N. M. Perera
(2nd term)
Lanka Sama Samaja Party 10 May 1970 - 2 September 1975 Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Felix Dias Bandaranaike
(2nd term)
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 3 September 1975 - 18 May 1977
Ronnie de Mel United National Party 23 July 1977 - 18 January 1988 Junius Richard Jayewardene
Naina Marikkar United National Party 18 January 1988 - 3 January 1989 Ranasinghe Premadasa
Dingiri Banda Wijetunga United National Party 18 February 1989 - 31 August 1994
Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Chandrika Kumaratunga   Sri Lanka Freedom Party 30 September 1994 - 5 December 2001
Chandrika Kumaratunga
K. N. Choksy   United National Party 12 December 2001 - 2 April 2004
Sarath Amunugama   Sri Lanka Freedom Party 14 April 2004 – 22 November 2005
Mahinda Rajapaksa   Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 November 2005 – 9 January 2015 Mahinda Rajapaksa Minister of Finance and Planning
Ravi Karunanayake   United National Party 12 January 2015 - 22 May 2017 Maithripala Sirisena
Mangala Samaraweera   United National Party 22 May 2017 - Present Maithripala Sirisena

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