The Department of Elections, Sri Lanka was established on October 01, 1955 after amalgamating the Departments of Parliamentary Elections and Department Local Government that has been existed till the mid of the decade in 1950s. There was three members in the commission, including the chairman. The chair of the department was Mr. Mahinda Waduge Warunasiri Deshapriya and the other two members were Mr.N.J.Abeysekara(PC) and Prof.s.rathnajeevan H.Hoole. The Department of Elections, Sri Lanka was replaced by the Election Commission of Sri Lanka. The Election Commission of Sri Lanka was established on the 13th November, 2015. The Chairman of the Election Commission is Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya. Mr. N.J.Abeysekere PC., and Prof. S.Ratnajeevan. H.Hoole are the other Members of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka.