Joining active politics in at the establishment of the Ceylon National Congress, in which Gunewardene was its Joint Secretary (1926–32) and later Vice President. During this time he campaigned for universal suffrage. In 1936 he was elected to the State Council from Gampola and served as acting Minister of Local Government in November 1936. Retaining his seat in the 1947 general election, he entered the first post independence parliament and was selected by D. S. Senanayake as Minister without portfolio in his first cabinet. Gunewardene was also the chief government whip during this time. He lost his seat in an election petition and although he contested the by-election, he failed to win.

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  • Joining active politics in at the establishment of the Ceylon National Congress, in which Gunewardene was its Joint Secretary (1926–32) and later Vice President. During this time he campaigned for universal suffrage. In 1936 he was elected to the State Council from Gampola and served as acting Minister of Local Government in November 1936. Retaining his seat in the 1947 general election, he entered the first post independence parliament and was selected by D. S. Senanayake as Minister without portfolio in his first cabinet. Gunewardene was also the chief government whip during this time. He lost his seat in an election petition and although he contested the by-election, he failed to win. (en)
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  • 1899-11-3
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  • Minister without Portfolio
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  • Sri Lankan politician (en)
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  • Joining active politics in at the establishment of the Ceylon National Congress, in which Gunewardene was its Joint Secretary (1926–32) and later Vice President. During this time he campaigned for universal suffrage. In 1936 he was elected to the State Council from Gampola and served as acting Minister of Local Government in November 1936. Retaining his seat in the 1947 general election, he entered the first post independence parliament and was selected by D. S. Senanayake as Minister without portfolio in his first cabinet. Gunewardene was also the chief government whip during this time. He lost his seat in an election petition and although he contested the by-election, he failed to win. (en)
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  • Senerat Gunewardene (en)
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  • Senerat Gunewardene (en)
  • Sir Senerat Gunewardene (en)
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