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Table 03 (Gov., Electors )
The List of Political Party/Group in Sri Lanka (1945-2004)
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First Elecion Political Party    (English name) Abbre-viation Political Party  (Sinhalese name)
1947 Bolshevik-Leninisit Party BLP Bolshevik- Leninvadi Pakshaya
1947 Ceylon Indian Congress CIC Lanka Indiyanu Kongrasaya
1947 Communist Party CP Komunist Pakshaya
1947 Labour Party LP Kamkaru Pakshaya
1947 Lanka  Social Equality Party LSSP Lanka Sama Samaja Party
1947 Own Nation SP Swaraj Party
1947 Tamil Congress TC Demala Kongrasaya
1947 United Lanka Congress ULC Eksath Lanka Kongrasaya
1947 United National Party UNP Eksath Jathika Paksaya
1949 Tamil Federal Party TFP Ekabaddha Dravida Pakshaya
1952 Buddhisit Republican Party BRP Ekabaddha Bauddha Pakshaya
1952 Federal Party FP Ekabaddha Pakshaya
1952 Republican Party RP Janasammathavadi pakshaya
1952 Revolutionary Lanka Social Equality Party VLSSP Viplavakari Lanka Sama Samaja Party
1952 Sri Lanka Freedom Party SLFP Sri Lanka Nidahas Peramuna
1956 Language Front LF Bhasha Peramuna
1956 People's United Front PUF Mahajana Eksath Peramuna
1960 Bodhisathva Bandaranayake Front BBF Bosath Bandaranayaka Peramuna
1960 Ceylon Democratic Party CDP Lanka Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya
1960 National Liberation Front NLF Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna
1960 Socialist Peoples's Front SPF Samajavadhi Mahajana Peramuna
1960 Sri Lanka National Front SLNF Sri Lanka Jathika Peramuna
1965 Communist Party(Moscow) CP Komunist Pakshaya (Moskav Pila)
1965 Socialist Party SP Samajavadi Pakshaya
1970 Tamil New Tigers TNT Demala Nawa Koti
1972 Tamil United Front TUF Demala Eksath Peramuna
1976 Tamil United Liberation Front TULF Demala Eksath Vimukthi Peramuna
1977 Ceylon Workers Congress CWC Lanka Kamkaru Pakshaya
1988 Sri Lanka People's Party SLPP Sri Lanka Mahajana Party
1989 All Ceylon Tamil Congress ACTC Samstha Lanka Demala Kongrasaya 
1989 Democratic People's Liberation Front DPLF Prajathanthravadi Mahajana Vimukthi Peramuna
1989 Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
SLMC
Sri Lanka Muslim Kongrasaya (SLMC)
SLMK Sri Lanka Muslim Pakshaya (SLMK)
1989 Tamil United Liberation Front TULF Demala Eksath Vimukthi Peramuna
1989 United Lanka People's Party  ULPP Eksath Lanka Janatha Pakshaya
1989 United Socialist Alliance USA Eksth Lanka Jntha Pakshaya
1994 Democratic People's Liberation Front DPLF Prajathanthravadi Mahajana Vimukthi Peramuna
1994 Democratic Workers Congress DWC Prajathanthravadi Kamkaru Kongrasaya
1994 Elam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front EPRLF Elam Mahajana Viplavakari Vimukthi Peramuna
1994 New Social Equality Party NSEP Nawa Sama Samaja Party
1994 People's Alliance PA Janatha Sandhanaya
1994 People's Freedom Front PFF Bahujana Nidahas Peramuna
1994 Sinhalese Great Tradition Party SMBP Sinhalaya Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya
1994 Sri Lanka Progressive Front SLPF Sri Lanka Pragathishili Peramuna
1994 Tamil Elam Liberation Organization  TELO Demala Elam Vimukthi Sanvidhanaya
1999 Left and Democratic Alliance LDA Vamanshika Prajathanthravadi Sandhanaya
1999 Democratic United Liberation Front DULF Prajathanthravadi Eksath Vimukthi Peramuna
1999 People's Freedom Party  PFP Mahajana Nidahas Pakshaya
1999 The Liberal party LP Liberal Pakshaya
1999
People's Liberation Coalition Front              People's Liberation Solidality Front
PLCF            PLSF
Jana Vimukthi Sahayogitha Permuna
1999
Sri Lanka Muslim Party
SLMP                
@
@  SLMK Sri Lanka Muslim Katchi
2000 Elam People's Democratic Party EPDP Prajathanthravadi Elam Mahajana Pakshaya
2000 @ PP Puravesi Peramuna 
2000 The National Unity of Workers NUW Jathika Kamkaru Sahayogithava
2000 National People's Party NPP Jathika Mahajana Pakshaya
2000 Natonal Unity Alliance NUA Jathika Sahayogitha Sandhanaya
2000 New Leftist Front NLF Nava Vamanshika Peramuna
2000 People's Liberation Front  JVP Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
2000 Socialist Equality Party SEP Samajavadi Samanathmatha Pakshaya
2000 Left and Democratic Alliance LDA Vamanshika Prajathanthravadi Sandhanaya
2000 New Left Front NLF Nava Vamanshika Peramuna
2000 Sinhalese Heritage SU Sihala Urumaya
2000 The Liberation Party LP Liberation Pakshaya
2001 Democratic Left Front DLF Prajathanthravadi Vamanshika Peramuna
2001 Democratic People's Liberation Front DPLF Prajathanthravadi Mahajana Vimukthi Peramuna
2001 Democratic United National Party@ DUNF @
2001 Democratic United National Party@ DUNP Prajathanthravadi Eksath Jathika Pakshaya
2001 Muslim United Liberation Front MULF Muslim Eksath Vimukthi Peramuna
2001
National Democratic Party NDP Jathika Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya
2001 National Development Front                          National Development alliance JSP         JSA
Jathika Sanwardhana Peramuna (JSP)            Jathiaka Sanvardhana Sandhanaya (JSA)
2001 People's Freedom Party Alliance PFPA Mahajana Nidahas Paksha Sandhanaya
2001 People's Liberation Organization of Tamil Elam PLOTE Demala Elam Vimukthi Sanvidhanaya
2001 Southern People's Party RJP Ruhunu Janatha Party
2001 United Lalith Front ULF Eksath Lalith Peramuna
2001 United Sinhalese Great Council ESMS Eksath Sinhala Maha Sabha
2001 United Socialist Party USP Eksath Samajavadi Pakshaya
2001 Unitede Leftist Front ULF Eksath Vamanshika Peramuna
2001 Liberal Party LP Liberal Pakshaya
2002 Ceylon Democratic Unity Alliance CDUA Lanka Prajathanthravadi Eksath Sandhanaya 
2002 United Lanka People's Party  ELPP Eksath Lanka Podujana Pakshaya
2002
Up-Country People's Front                        Up-Country People's Alliance UCPF          UCPA
Udarata Mahajana Peramuna                          Udarata Janatha Sandhanaya
2004 Sri Lanka Tamil United Party ITAK Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi
2004 United People's Freedom Alliance UPFA Eksath Janatha Nidahas Sandhanaya
2004 United Muslim Peoples's Alliance UMPA Eksath Muslim Janatha sandhanaya
2004 @ JHU Jathika Hela Urumaya
2004 Sri Lanka National Front SLNF Sri Lanka Jathika Peramuna
@ Independents INDP Svadina (Groups)
@ Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam LTTE Demala Vimukthi Koti Sanvidanaya
© QOOXC KRI (Kusaka Research Institute) 
Revised:  2009(y)/02(m)/10(d)
Chief Editor:   
   Dr. Milton Rajaratne (B.Com., M.Sc., Ph.D)  
   The Head, Department of Management Studies
   University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.