Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය
இலங்கை பிரதமர்
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Ranil Wickremesinghe

since 9 January 2015
Style Mr. Prime Minister
The Honourable
(Formal and diplomatic)
Member of Cabinet
National Security Council
Reports to Parliament
Residence Temple Trees
Seat Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Nominator Parliament of Sri Lanka
Appointer President of Sri Lanka
Term length Five years
Constituting instrument Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Precursor Leader of the House, State Council of Ceylon
Inaugural holder Don Stephen Senanayake
Formation 14 October 1947; 70 years ago (1947-10-14)
Succession First in the
presidential line of succession
Salary LKR 858,000 annually (2016)[1][2]
Website Prime Minister's Office
Coat of arms of Sri Lanka, showing a lion holding a sword in its right forepaw surrounded by a ring made from blue lotus petals which is placed on top of a grain vase sprouting rice grains to encircle it. A Dharmacakra is on the top while a sun and moon are at the bottom on each side of the vase.
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The Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය Śrī Laṃkā agrāmāthya; Tamil: இலங்கை பிரதமர்) is the most senior member of parliament in the cabinet of ministers in Sri Lanka which is collectively accountable for their policies and actions to parliament. The President is both head of state and head of government in Sri Lanka. Since 1978, most prime ministers have served as mere deputies to the executive presidency, while at times served as the de-facto head of government. The current holder of the office, Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the United National Party, was appointed by Maithripala Sirisena on 9 January 2015. This was the third time that Wickramasinghe was appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

  1. ^ Thomas, Kris (21 November 2016). "Of Ministers' Salaries And Parliamentary Perks". Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Kavindya Chris (20 November 2016). "Do MPs get fat salaries?". Ceylon Today. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 

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