Minister of Justice (Sri Lanka)

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Minister of Justice of Sri Lanka
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Thalatha Atukorale.jpg
Thalatha Atukorale

since 25 August 2017
Ministry of Justice
NominatorThe Prime Minister
AppointerThe President
Formation26 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.


List of Justice Ministers


   Sri Lanka Freedom Party    United National Party    Sri Lanka Muslim Congress

Sri Lanka Freedom Party Political party in Sri Lanka

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.

United National Party Political party in Sri Lanka

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.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is a political party in Sri Lanka.

NamePortraitPartyTenureHead(s) of Government
Lalita Rajapaksa United National Party 26 September 1947 – 1953 D. S. Senanayake
Dudley 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
Wijeyananda Dahanayake
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 Ratnasiri Wickremanayake1.jpg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1976 – 1977
K. W. Devanayagam United National Party 23 July 1977 – 14 February 1980 J. R. Jayewardene
Nissanka Wijeyeratne Dr. Nissanka Wijeyeratne.jpg 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 G. L. Peiris portrait.jpg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1994 – 2001 Chandrika Kumaratunga
W. J. M. Lokubandara WJM Lokubandara.jpg United National Party 2001 – 2004
Amarasiri Dodangoda 2004 – 30 May 2009
Mahinda Rajapaksa
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 Rauff Hakeem.jpg Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 22 November 2010 – 28 December 2014
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.jpg United National Party 12 January 2015 - 23 August 2017 Maithripala Sirisena
Thalatha Atukorale Thalatha Atukorale.jpg United National Party 25 August 2017 - present

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