Twenty-nine (29) members will be appointed to the National List seats in Parliament which are allocated to each political party or independent group contesting the General Election according to the percentage of votes each such party or group polls.
Among those who are included in this year’s National List are seniors in the main parties as well as other well-known personalities including a cricketer, lawyers and businessmen.
Among those in the SLPP’s National List are the Party’s Chairman G.L.Pieris, Attorney at Law Ali Sabri, former Governor of the CBSL Ajith Nivad Cabral, cricketer Thilakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan and former Governor of the Western Province Seetha Kumari Arambepola.
The others on the SLPP list include Gevindu Kumaratunga, Thanuja Dhammika Ratmale, Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa, Tissa Vitharana, Perumal Rajadurai, Yadamini Narodama Rupasinghe Gunawardhane, Manjula Wijekoon Dissanayake, Faleel Marjan Azmi, Nimal R. Ranawaka, Dharmasena Kalansuriya, Surendra Ragavan, Charitha Herath, Doraisami Mathiyugaraja, Don Upul Nishantha, G. Weerasinghe, Sarojini Jayalath, Vimal Geeganage , Jayantha Weerasinghe, W.H. Piyadasa, Ranjith Bandara, Tiran Allas, Mohomed Muzammil, Jayantha Ketagoda and Sagara Kariyawasam.
The UNP list includes former MPs John Amaratunga, Karunasena Kodithuwakku, Ashubodha Marasinghe, Tilak Marapana and Saman Rathnapriya Silva.
Its other nominees are Daya Pelpola, Ronald Chithranjan Perera, Nissanka Nanayakkara, Sudath Chandrasekara, Aruna Felix Perera, Manoj Chaminda Cooray , Achini Herath, Prasanna Shamal Senarath, Abdul Satthar Mohamed Misbah, Lasantha Gunawardana, H.W.Cyril, Winstan Pathiraja, Sunil de Silva, Jayaraja Chandrasekera, S.D. Nelson Ariyawansa, Nagalingam Vishnukanthan, Amarasiri de Zoysa, Prishantha Gunawardhane, Marina Basheer Abdeen, Digol Gunawardena, Rohitha Bogollagama, Lalith Prasanna Perera, Sirimasiri Hapuarachchige and S.A.B. Herath.
The National List nominees in the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) t includes former MPs Tissa Attanayake, Harin Fernando, Imitiyas Bakeer Markar, Mayantha Yaswanth Dissanayake, Eran Wickremaratne and Ranjit Madduma Bandara.
Its other nominees are Mark Suren Fernando, Pradeep Karnasuriya, Subhash Ravi Jayawardana, Sisira Kumara Kariyapperuma, Gunaratne Wanninayake, Mohomed Nizam Kariyappar, Mahim Mendis, Shiral Lakthilaka, Maithree Perera, Antony Lawrence, Thevar Kurusamy, Seiyad Amjad Saheer Moulana, Maseehudeen Naimullah, Sriyani Pathmakulasuriya, Diana Gamage, Harshani Ratnasuriya Keerthinanda, Chameera Iroshana Perera , Earl Gunasekera, Mailvaganam Thilakaraja, Mohamed Asath Sally, Abdul Latheef Muhamadu Sabeel, Abdul Rahuman Manzoor and Husain Ahamed Bahila.
The National List nominees of the Jathika Jana Balawegaya led by the JVP include former MP Bimal Ratnayake, Jinadasa Kithulagoda, Harischandra Abhayaratne, Lal Wijenayake, Harini Amarasuriya, Upul Indika Kumarapperuma, Asoka Peiris, Premalal Abeysinghe Gunasekera, Anil Jayantha Fernando, Kumar David ,Wijaya Kumar, Michael Fernando, Jayathilaka Kammellaweera, Nadeeka Guruge, Keerthi Welisarage, Kumara Jayakody, Mohamed Rizvi Sali, Sellaiah Sivaloganadan, Sunil Shantha Athukoralage Senaviratne, Krishantha Abeysena, Jinasena Wathogala Hewage, Pemadasa Jayakody, Mohomed Muneer, Susiripala Manawadu, Chamila Thushari , Anura Hettigoda, Deepani Silva ,Thuwan. K. Asoor and Jagath Manuwarna.
The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) National List nominees include former member of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission Ambika Satkunanathan, Welayudapilli Thawarasa, Thambirasa Kurukularasa, Suseyipilleyi Sevier Kulanayagam, Krishnapilleyi Seyon, Madini Nelson, Kulasekaram Mahendran. Annamma Savundaraja, Thambi Ayiyan Mahasivam, Arumugam Nadesu Rajendran,Ponnambalam Selvarasa and Kandayiya Devaraja.
Below is the full list of the National List nominees :-