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Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya

Sri Lanka Mahajana Party
Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya
Leader Asanka Navarathne
President G.M. Karunapala
Secretary-General Asanka Navarathne
Founder Vijaya Kumaranatunga
Founded 1984.01.22
Headquarters 25, Linkwood Place, Wehera, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.
Student wing Sri Lanka Mahajana Students Union
Youth wing Sri Lanka Mahajana Youth Federation
National affiliation United People's Freedom Alliance, Socialist Alliance
Election symbol
Eye
Politics of Sri Lanka
Political parties
Elections

The Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya (Sri Lanka People's Party) is a political party in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1984 by Vijaya Kumaranatunga. Was led by Vijaya Kumaranatunga until his assassination in 1988.02.16. After 1988 the party leader was Chandrika Kumaranatunga for a short time. The Party support the Provincial council act and they contest against the UNP in first election in 1988. After the Provincial Council Election 87 Provincial Council Members Elected the Councils through the Party. Ossie Abeygunasekara (WP), Ranjith Navarathne (NWP), Shantha Premarathne (NCP), Sarath Kongahage (CP) can get the Opposition Leaderships of their Councils. After that Ossie Abeygunasekara was the leader until his crossed over to the UNP in 1993. The party lost 117 Leading members during the revolution in 1988-1989. The Party Leader Vijaya Kumarathunga, The Patron Pohoddaramulle Pemaloka thero, T.B. Wijesuriya, Deva bandara Senarathne were with them. Ossie Abeyagoonasekera contested the Presidential election in 1989 under the party symbol of "eye". He got 235,719(4.63%) votes through the Election and placed 3. Sri Lanka Mahajana Party, Communist Party Of Sri Lanka, Lanka sama samaja Party and Nawa sama samaja Party joined the United Socialist Alliance and contested the General Election in 1989. They Can got 160,271 (2.86%)votes and 3 seats with a National List. After the ossie abeygunasekara joined UNP Y.P.de silva took the Leadership of the Party.he did his well at that moment. In 1993 Under the Sirimavo Bandaranayakes Leadership Sri Lanka Mahajana Party joined the Peoples Alliance. Ranjith Navarathne as the President of the Party signed the MOU of PA with Sirimavo Bandaranayake(SLFP), K.P. Silva (CP), Peter Kennamon (LSSP)and Nihal Perera(DVJP). The PA can won the 1994 Presidential election after 17 years. Chandrika Bandranayake became a president of Sri Lanka. In the general Election Helding the Same year Bharatha Luxman Premachandra(Colombo District) and Y.P.de Silva(National List) Represent the Parliament. The Deputy Minister of Foods post gave to Y.P. De Silva. After Y.P.de silva's death Ranjith Navarathne got the Leadership of the Party in 1997. He did very well during his Leadership. In 2000 General Election He Represent the Parliament through the Party for Kurunegala District. He signed the MOU of United People's Freedom Alliance in 2004. He died in 1st of May 2013. Asanka Navarathne who was his son and Deputy General Secretary of the Party got the Leadership after Ranjith Navarathne's death. Asanka Navarathne is a Member of North Western Provincial Council since 2009. At the last legislative elections, 2 April 2004, the party was part of the United People's Freedom Alliance that won 45.6% of the popular vote and 105 out of 225 seats.


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