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Official Name of Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Legal System

Who makes law in Sri Lanka ?


The term “Ordinance” refers mostly to legislation passed during which period?

during the British rule

refers to more recent legislation is
“Law” or “Act”

the official printed verbatim record of the Parliamentary proceedings


Current Secretary General of Parliament

Dhammika Dasanayake

Preceding Secretary General of Parliament

Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera (2002 - 2008)

First Secretary General of Parliament

Mr. R. St. L. P. Deraniyagala (1947 - 1964)

Current Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.

Priyasath Dep

Sri Lanka receieved Dominion status on

4 February 1948 -
Sri Lanka receieved Republic status on
22 May 1972 -
Current constitution
7 September 1978

National Butterfly

Troides darsius. Common Bird wing

Sri Lanka junglefowl
Blue water lily
Ceylon ironwood (nā)


A form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in some way.

Habeas corpus
Latin for "you [shall] have the body") is a legal action or writ by means of which detainees can seek relief from unlawful imprisonment.

Districts in Central Province

Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya

Districts in Eastern Province

Ampara, Batticaloa , Trincomalee

Districts in North-Central Province

Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa

Districts in North - Western Province

Puttalam, Kurunagala

Districts in Northern Province

Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya

Districts in Sabaragamuwa Province

Kegalle , Ratnapura

Districts in Southern Province

Galle, Matara, Hambantota

Districts in Uva Province

Badulla, Moneragala

Districts in Western Province

Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara

T.B. Jayah

Tuan Burhanudeen Jayah (1 January 1890 – 31 May 1960), full name Tuan Burhanuddin Jayah, was a Sri Lankan educationalist, politician, diplomat and Muslim community leader.

First Minister of Education in the State Council of Ceylon

C. W. W. Kannangara ,Christopher William Wijekoon Kannangara (1884 – 1969) was a Sri Lankan lawyer and politician. Rising up the ranks of Sri Lanka's movement for independence in the early part of the 20th century, he became the first Minister of Education in the State Council of Ceylon, and was instrumental in introducing extensive reforms to the country's education system that opened up education to children from all levels of society.

'Lion of Kotte'

E. W. Perera -Edward Walter Perera (1875 – 1953) was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) barrister, politician and freedom fighter. He was known as the 'Lion of Kotte' and was a prominent figure in the Sri Lankan independence movement and a senator.

F. R. Senanayake

Fredrick Richard Senanayake (1882 – 1926) was a Ceylonesen lawyer, legislator and independence activist.

Conquest of the Maritime Provinces by the Portuguese


conquest of the Dutch in


conquest ofthe British in


commencement of British Colonial Rule in


achievement of Dominion Status in

Sri Lankan Army Ranks
Field Marshal,

General ,

Lieutenant General,

Major General,



Lieutenant Colonel,




Second Lieutenant,

Officer Cadet

Sri Lankan Air Force Ranks

Air Chief Marshal(General),

Air Marshal(Lieutenant General),

Air Vice Marshal(Major General),

Air Commodore(Brigadier),

Group Captain(Colonel),

Wing Commander(Lieutenant Colonel),

Squadron Leader(Major),

Flight Lieutenant(Captain),

Flying Officer(Lieutenant),

Pilot Officer(2nd lieutenant),

Officer Cadet

Sri Lankan Navy Ranks


Vice admiral(Lieutenant general),

Rear admiral(Major general),



Commander(Lieutenant colonel),




Acting sub-lieutenant(2nd lieutenant) ,


When was Air Force founded and What is its original name?

in 1951 as the Royal Ceylon Air Force (RCyAF)

Antonov 32 - country of origin


What is the regiment created by British during the Kandyan wars, majority made up of Malays. and was disbanded in1873.
Ceylon Rifle Regiment

When was three forces formed?

Ceylon Army - October 10, 1949.

Royal Ceylon Navy (RCyN) - December 9, 1950.

Royal Ceylon Air Force (RCyAF) - 1951

What is the most prestigious decoration, which is awarded to officers, soldiers, sailors and airmen who have shown individual gallantry in the face of danger and risk their own lives to save the lives of their comrades.
Parama Weera Vibhushanaya

When was STF formed?

in 1983 not as a military force but rather as a highly specialised police unit.The STF is an elite special forces unit of the Sri Lanka Police Service specializing in counter-terrorism (CT) and counter-insurgency operations.

When was Sri Lanka Civil Defence Force, officially the Department of Civil Security formed?

in 1985

The Sri Lankan Coast Guard, officially the Department of Coast Guard was formed in
March 2007

The current Director General of Civil Security Department is

Mr. Chandrarathne Pallegama

historical malaria epidemic in Sri Lanka
malaria epidemic in 1934-35, during which 1,000,000 people were affected and at least 125,000 died.

Commander of the Air Force,

Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala

Commander of the Army,

Lieutenant General Crishantha De Silva

D. S. Senanayake

Don Stephen Senanayake,

~ He is considered as the "Father of the Nation"

~ the first Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Wife of DS Senanayake

Molly Dunuwila

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike
The first Sri Lankan to become Chief Justice.
Sir Arthur Wijewardena (1887-1964)
When was the People's Bank established
July 1, 1961

EPZ s of sri lanka

father of the trade union movement in Sri Lanka
A. E. Goonesinghe
who holds the record for the longest speech ever made by a member in the Legislature of Sri Lanka-
Dr. Wijayananda Dahanayake - during the debate on the Appropriation Bill in the State Council when he spoke for 13 ½ hours.

First Sri Lankan Inspector General

Sir Richard Aluvihare, was the first Sri Lankan to hold the office of Inspector General (On the 1st of June 1947)

Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy. #

Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne (the 20th )

Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force. #
Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala. (15th)
Commander of Sri Lanka Army. #
Lieutenant General Crishantha de Silva. (21st)

Flowers for provinces