Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is the president’s deputy. The president appoints as prime minister the member of parliament who he deems most likely to effectively command the confidence of parliament, which is usually the leader of the majority party. Sri Lanka’s parliament is unicameral, with 225 members elected via proportional representation every six years. Key duties of the pime mnister include consulting with the pesident on the appointment of ministers and deputy ministers, determining the functions of ministries and assisting in the general direction of government.