List of political parties in Sri Lanka

List of political parties in Sri Lanka

This article lists political parties in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party. In the last decades, the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party have been the largest parties, by far. The general rule, however, has become coalition politics, since neither SLFP nor UNP are able to gather parliamentary majorities. In the LTTE-controlled northern areas, the two main parties are non-existent.

The parties

Parliamentary parties

*United People's Freedom Alliance
**Sri Lanka Freedom Party (Sri Lanka Nidahas Pakshaya)
**People's Liberation Front (Janatha Vimuktasi Peramuna)
**Sri Lanka People's Party (Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya)
**Muslim National Unity Alliance
**Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (English: "People's United Front")
**Desha Vimukthi Janatha Pakshaya ("National Liberation People's Party")
**Communist Party of Sri Lanka
**Democratic United National Front
**National Liberation People's Party (Desha Vimukthi Janatha Party)
**Lanka Sama Samaja Party (Lanka Equal Society Party)
*United National Front
**United National Party (Eksath Jathika Pakshaya)
**Western People's Front(Melaka Makkal Munnani)
**Ceylon Workers' Congress
*Jathika Hela Urumaya (English: "National Heritage Party", launched by Sihala Urumaya)
*Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
*Tamil National Alliance (Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi, literally in English: "Sri Lanka Tamil Sovereignist Party",
but usually as the "Tamil Federal Party")
**All Ceylon Tamil Congress
**Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (Suresh)
**Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization
**Tamil United Liberation Front (formerly the Federal Party)
*Up-Country People's Front
*Eelam People's Democratic Party

Other parties

*Akila Ilankai Tamil United Front
*All Ceylon Muslim Congress
*Bahujana Nidahas Peramuna (English: "Mass Freedom Front")
*Ceylon Democratic Unity Alliance
*Democratic People's Liberation Front
*Democratic Unity Alliance
*Eeelam National Democratic Liberation Front
*Eelavar Democratic Front
*Eksath Lanka Maha Sabha
*Eksath Lanka Podujana Pakshaya
*Green Movement of Sri Lanka
*Jathika Sangwardhena Peramuna
*Left Front
*Liberal Party of Sri Lanka
*Muslim Liberation Front
*Muslim National Alliance
*National Congress
*National Council
*National Peoples Party
*National Unity Alliance
*Nawa Sihala Urumaya
*New Left Front
**Democratic Left Front
**National Democratic Movement
**Nava Sama Samaja Party (English: "New Equal Society Party")
**New Democratic Party
*Okkoma Wasiyo Okkoma Rajawaru Sanvidanaya
*Pathmanabha Eelam Revolutionary Liberation Front
*Patriotic National Front
*People's Alliance
*People's Front of Liberation Tigers
*People's Liberation Solidarity Front
*Puravesi Peramuna
*Revolutionary Workers Party
*Ruhunu Janatha Party
*Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya (English: "The Great Consensus Party of the Sons of the Soil of Sinhala")
*Socialist Alliance
*Socialist Equality Party
*Sri Lanka National Front
*Sri Lanka Progressive Front
*Tamizh Democratic National Alliance
*Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal
*United National Alliance
*United National Alternative Front
*United Socialist Party

Defunct parties

*Federal Party
*Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna
*Lanka Sama Samaja Party (Revolutionary)
*Lanka Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya

ee also

* Index of political parties to browse parties by name
* List of political parties to browse parties by country
* List of political parties by ideology to browse parties by name
* Membership of internationals to browse parties by membership of internationals


* [ Political parties] at the Sri Lanka Department of Elections

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