Buddhist Republican Party

Buddhist Republican Party
Leader A. P. de Zoysa
Founded 1952
Ideology Nationalism

The Buddhist Republican Party (abbreviated BRP) was a nationalist political party in Ceylon.[1] The party was founded by A. P. de Zoysa in 1952.[2][3]

BRP fielded three candidates in the 1952 parliamentary election.[4][5] The party mustered 3,987 votes (0.17% of the national vote).[6] The election symbol of the party was a flower.[7]


  1. Wiswa Warnapala, Watareke A. The Sri Lankan Political Scene. New Delhi: Navrang, 1993. p. 225
  2. De Silva, G. P. S. Harischandra. A Statistical Survey of Elections to the Legislatures of Sri Lanka, 1911-1977. Colombo: Marga Institute, 1979. p. 75
  3. Goonatilake, Susantha. Anthropologizing Sri Lanka: A Eurocentric Misadventure. Bloomington [u.a.]: Indiana Univ. Press, 2001. p. 249
  4. Sunday Times. Gaveshaka recalls significant events in May after Independence
  5. Asia Times. Chapter 14: Post-colonial realignment of political forces
  6. Sri Lanka, and T. V. Goonetilleke. A Hand Book of the Legislatures of Sri Lanka, 1931-85. [Colombo]: Library of Parliament, 1985. p. 7
  7. Parliaments of Ceylon. Associated Newspapers of Ceylon, 1960. p. 30
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