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Bahujana Nidahas Peramuna

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People's Freedom Front
Bahujana Nidahas Peramuna
FounderChandrika Kumaratunga
Split fromSri Lanka People's Party

Bahujana Nidahas Peramuna (People's Freedom Front/Mass Freedom Front) is a political party in Sri Lanka that was formed by Chandrika Kumaratunga when she broke away from Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya.[1] In 1993 Kumaratunga returned to SLFP; however, BNP continued to live on as a separate political party.[2]

In the 1999 presidential elections, BNP nominated Alwis Weerakkody as their candidate.[3]


  1. ^ Dias, Wije (1999-11-22). "Sri Lankan presidential poll: lengthy candidate list reflects growing disaffection" (PDF). World Socialist Web Site. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2023-01-09.
  2. ^ Samarasinghe, S. W. R. de A. (1994). "The 1994 Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka: A Vote for Good Governance". Asian Survey. 34 (12): 1019–1034. doi:10.2307/2645273. ISSN 0004-4687. JSTOR 2645273.
  3. ^ "Presidential Election – 21-12-1999" (PDF). Presidential Election. 1 (1): 1 – via Election Commission.