The President shall be elected by the alternative vote (AV) method of election by the members present and voting at the Annual Congress.
The President shall if s/he is present, preside at all meetings of the Liberal Party.
There shall be no more than two Vice Presidents who shall be elected by the alternative vote (AV) by those members present and voting at the Annual Congress
The Vice Presidents shall perform the functions and duties of the President in his/her absence.
The Secretary General shall be elected by the alternative vote (AV) by those members present and voting at the Annual General Meeting.
The Secretary General shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Liberal Party. The Secretary General shall be responsible for the office and staff of the party.
Apart from such responsibilities as are specifically conferred upon Officers recognised by this Constitution, the Leader may assign any further responsibility to any member of the National Committee.
Apart from routine matters, no officer of the Liberal Party shall take any decision or engage in any activity on behalf of the party without the approval of the National Committee. Should such approval be difficult to obtain in view of time constraints, such decision or activity should have the concurrence of at least the President and the Secretary General, or four of the officers of the party including one of these.
The Deputy Secretary-General shall be elected by the alternative vote (AV) by the Annual Congress
The Deputy Secretary – General shall be the administrative Officer of the Liberal Party. The Deputy Secretary General shall keep the record of the membership, shall issue all notices to members, shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the National Committee, general meetings and the meetings of special committees and all other administrative responsibilities that may be assigned to him by the Secretary-General. In the absence from Sri Lanka of the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General shall be responsible for all functions of the Secretary- General and exercise all the authority vested in the Secretary General which has not specifically been assigned to another officer.
When the office of Secretary General is vacant the President, Vice Presidents and the Deputy Secretary-General shall jointly exercise the powers and functions of the Secretary General and/or shall appoint, with the concurrence of the National Committee, one of their members to act as the Secretary General.
The Treasurer shall be elected by the membership, at the Annual General Meeting by the alternative vote (AV).
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the finances of the Liberal Party, shall keep the accounts of the party or cause such accounts to be kept, shall organise and promote ways in which funds may be collected and shall be responsible to the National Committee for such bank accounts, deposits or financial investments as belong to the party.
The four elected unofficial members of the national Committee shall be elected by the membership at the Annual Congress on the alternative vote.
Unofficial members of the National Committee whether elected or appointed may be assigned specific positions and responsibilities created by the National Committee.
Any person desirous of being elected to office or any unofficial member of the National Committee may, by sending to the Secretary General a written declaration of intent to stand for that position 14 days prior to the date of the Annual Congress, become a candidate for such a position.
- Where more than one persons shall be nominated for the offices of Leader, President, Secretary-General or Deputy Secretary- General and where more than two persons are nominated for the office of Vice President, an opportunity shall be afforded at the Annual Congress for such candidates to speak in support of their candidacies.
- The President or a member nominated by him with the concurrence of a National Committee shall act as returning Officer for elections.
The Quorum for a meeting of the National Committee shall be four persons of whom one shall be the Leader, the President or Secretary General and one other officer.
The position of an Officer or unofficial member of the National committee shall become vacant through death or resignation or by the passage by a simple majority of a vote of no confidence, moved at a Special General Meeting or if he ceases to be a member of the Liberal Party. The National Committee shall be empowered to fill such a vacancy on an acting basis, until the next Annual Congress of the Party, save that for the position of Leader the National Committee may elect a new Leader if a vacancy occurs.
A decision of the National committee may be reversed by a majority of members present at the Annual Congress or at a Special General Meeting at which due notice shall have been given of a challenge to such a decision.