The government has managed to edge out the opposition by reporting better attendance scores in the 9th Parliament of Sri Lanka.

The 9th Parliament marked one year in August 2021 and an NGO recently revealed the 11 MPs that attended all the parliamentary sessions during that year.

According to, which is run by the Verité Research Institute, seven of the eleven are representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) which represents the government in parliament while four MPs are from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), which represents the main opposition in parliament.

It had also revealed that the opposition however had come out ahead of the government in terms of parliamentary performance during the time period.

Due to Covid-19, there were no parliamentary sessions in August, but by the end of July, 86 parliamentary sessions had been held. states that the following 11 Members of Parliament have participated in each of these sessions.


Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna

  1. Gayashan Navananda
  2. Jagath Kumara
  3. Sudath Manjula
  4. Sagara Kariyawasam
  5. Madura Vithanage
  6. Upul Mahendra Rajapaksa
  7. Yadamini Gunawardena

Samagi Jana Balawegaya

  1. Chaminda Wijesiri
  2. Gayantha Karunatilake
  3. Hesha Vithanage
  4. Lakshman Kiriella

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