Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka

Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka
පාර්ලි‌මේන්තු කථානායක
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Incumbent
Karu Jayasuriya

since 1 September 2015
Style Honourable Speaker
Residence The Speaker's Residence, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Appointer Parliament of Sri Lanka
Constituting instrument Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Inaugural holder Alfred Francis Molamure
Formation 7 July 1931; 86 years ago (1931-07-07)
(as Speaker of the State Council of Ceylon)
Succession Second in the
presidential line of succession
Deputy Deputy Speaker of the Parliament
Salary LKR 822,000 annually (2016)[1][2]
Website www.parliament.lk
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 Speakers Residence

The Speaker of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is the presiding officer of the chamber. The current Speaker of the Parliament is Karu Jayasuriya, in office since 1 September 2015. The Speaker fulfills a number of important functions in relation to the operation the House, which is based upon the British Westminster Parliamentary system.

The Speaker is second in the Sri Lankan presidential line of succession, after the Prime Minister.[3]

  1. ^ Thomas, Kris (21 November 2016). "Of Ministers' Salaries And Parliamentary Perks". Roar.lk. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Kavindya Chris (20 November 2016). "Do MPs get fat salaries?". Ceylontoday.lk. Ceylon Today. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  3. ^ The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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