Sri Lanka

Political Parties in Sri Lanka


Published 30th March, 2011

Below is a list of known political parties in Sri Lanka. This is a preliminary list and will be followed with a more detailed history of the parties.

Main Parliamentary Alliances

United People’s Freedom Alliance  (UFPA)

United National Front (UNF)

Tamil National Alliance (tamiḻt tēciyakkūṭṭamaippu) (TNA)

Democratic National Alliance (DNA)

Parliamentary Parties

Up-Country People’s Front {UPFA alliance}

People’s Front of Liberation Tigers (Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal) (TMVP)

United National Party (UNP) {UNF alliance}

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) {UNF alliance}

Democratic People’s Front {UNF alliance}

Ceylon Worker’s Congress (P.Wing) (CWC) {UPFA alliance}

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) {UPFA alliance}

All Ceylon Muslim Congress {UPFA alliance}

Eelam People’s Democratic Party (SPDP) {UPFA alliance}

National Heritage Party (Jathika Hela Urumaya) {UPFA alliance}

National Freedom Front (Jathika Nidahas Peramuna) (JNP) {UPFA alliance}

People’s United Front (Mahajana Eksath Peramuna) {UPFA alliance}

Ceylon Equal Society Party (Lanka Sama Samaja Party) {UPFA alliance}

Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) {TNA alliance}

Lanka Tamil State Party (Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi) (ITAK) {UNF alliance}

Tamil Eeelam Liberation Organization (TELO) {UNF alliance}

People’s Liberation Front (Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna) (DPLF) {DNA alliance}

The Great Census Party of the Sons of the Soil of Sinhala (Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya)

Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF)

Sri Lanka National Front

Other Parties

Democratic Tamil National Alliance

Akila Ilankai Thamil Congress

Akila Ilankai Tamil United Front

Our National Front

Eelavar Democratic Front

Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front

United National Alternative Front

United Democratic Front

Democratic Unity Alliance

Eksath Lanka Podujana Pakshaya

Ceylon Democratic Unity Alliance

Eksath Lanka Maha Sabha

United Socialist Party

Okkoma Wasiyo Okkoma Rajawaru Sanvidanaya

National Congress {UPFA alliance}

People’s Liberation Solidarity Front

Jana Setha Peramuna

National Peoples Party

Jathika Sangwardhena Peramuna

National Unity Alliance

Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal

Patriotic National Front

Desha Vimukthi Janatha Pakshaya

New Democratic Front

Nawa Sama Samaja Party

Nawa Sihala Urumaya

Pathmanabha Eelam Revolutionary Liberation Front

Puravesi Peramuna

People’s Alliance

Democratic United National Front

Democratic People’s Liberation Front

Democratic Left Front

Muslim National Alliance

Muslim Liberation Front

Ruhunu Janatha Party

The Liberal Party

Left Liberation Front

Sri Lanka Labour Party

Sri Lanka Vanguard Party

Sri Lanka Progressive Front

Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya

Communist Party of Sri Lanka {UPFA alliance}

Green Party Sri Lanka

Socialist Alliance

Socialist Equality Party

Sources: Department of Elections: www.slelections.gov.lk; and others


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