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Sri Lanka

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Parliament

Data on youth

Basic information > About parliament

Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1940

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Hirunika Premachandra (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
84
Oldest member
Rajavarothiam Sampanthan (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
62 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
147 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
198 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
11 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
5 See historical data for this field.
31-40
21 See historical data for this field.
41-45
36 See historical data for this field.
46-50
28 See historical data for this field.
51-60
73 See historical data for this field.
61-70
32 See historical data for this field.
71-80
13 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 5 21 36 28 73 32 13 1 0
Total <= 45: 62 Total >= 46: 147
Male 0 4 21 34 26 68 31 13 1 0 198
Female 0 1 0 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 11
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.39%1.91%0.48%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger12.44%11.96%0.48%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger29.67%28.23%1.44%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament may be different for each chamber of bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is often higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?