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|Minister of Justice of Sri Lanka|
|Ministry of Justice|
|Nominator||The Prime Minister|
|Formation||26 September 1947|
The Minister of Justice is an appointment in the Cabinet of Sri Lanka.
The Cabinet of Sri Lanka is the council of ministers that form the central government of Sri Lanka. It is responsible to and answerable to parliament. The current cabinet is the Sirisena cabinet.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party United National Party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is one of the major and most well known political parties in Sri Lanka. It was founded by S.W.R.D Bandaranaike in 1951 and, since then, has been one of the two largest parties in the Sri Lankan political arena. It first came to power in 1956 and since then has been the predominant party in government on a number of occasions. The party is generally considered as having a democratic socialist or progressive economic agenda and is often associated with nationalist Sinhalese parties. The party follows a Non-Aligned foreign policy but always had close ties to socialist nations.The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is a main constituent party in the United People's Freedom Alliance.
The United National Party, often abbreviated as UNP, is a political party in Sri Lanka. It currently is the main ruling party in the government of Sri Lanka and is headed by Ranil Wickremesinghe. The UNP is considered to have right-leaning, pro-capitalist, and liberal conservative policies.
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is a political party in Sri Lanka.
|Name||Portrait||Party||Tenure||Head(s) of Government|
|Lalita Rajapaksa||United National Party||26 September 1947 – 1953|| D. S. Senanayake |
|E. B. Wikramanayake||United National Party||1953 – 1956||John Kotelawala|
|M. W. H. de Silva||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||1956 – June 1959||S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike|
|Valentine S. Jayawickrema||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||June 1959 – 1960|
|E. J. Cooray||United National Party||23 March 1960 – 21 July 1960||Dudley Senanayake|
|Sam P. C. Fernando||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||23 July 1960 – March 1965||Sirimavo Bandaranaike|
|A. F. Wijemanne||United National Party||March 1965 – 1970||Dudley Senanayake|
|Felix Dias Bandaranaike||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||1970 – 1976||Sirimavo Bandaranaike|
|Ratnasiri Wickremanayake||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||1976 – 1977|
|K. W. Devanayagam||United National Party||23 July 1977 – 14 February 1980||J. R. Jayewardene|
|Nissanka Wijeyeratne||United National Party||14 February 1980 – 1988|
|Vincent Perera||United National Party||1989 – 1990||Ranasinghe Premadasa|
|Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed||United National Party||1990 – 1993|
|Harold Herath||United National Party||1993 – 1994||Dingiri Banda Wijetunga|
|G. L. Peiris||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||1994 – 2001||Chandrika Kumaratunga|
|W. J. M. Lokubandara||United National Party||2001 – 2004|
|Amarasiri Dodangoda||2004 – 30 May 2009|
|Milinda Moragoda||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||30 May 2009 – 23 April 2010|
|Athauda Seneviratne||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||23 April 2010 – 22 November 2010|
|Rauff Hakeem||Sri Lanka Muslim Congress||22 November 2010 – 28 December 2014|
|Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe||United National Party||12 January 2015 - 23 August 2017||Maithripala Sirisena|
|Thalatha Atukorale||United National Party||25 August 2017 - present|
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There are 24 Municipal councils in Sri Lanka, which are the legislative bodies that preside over the largest cities and first tier municipalities in the country. Introduced in 1987 through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, municipal councils became a devolved subject under the Provincial Councils in the Local Government system of Sri Lanka. Until 2017 municipal councils collectively governed 2,765,533 people within a 698 square kilometer area. There were 445 Councillors in total, ranging from 53 to 9 per council.
The Ministry of Justice is a is the cabinet ministry of the Government of Sri Lanka responsible for the implementation of policies, plans and programmes for the administration of the country's justice system, and thereby administers its courts and prisons. It also has the authority to appoint individuals to the positions of:
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