This chapter examines the law-making process in Sri Lanka with special emphasis on the forces that influence the process and how the process is used by the members to accomplish their goals. It will be argued that law-making powers are concentrated among the cabinet members, with the backbenchers largely excluded although not completely devoid of power. The power structure of parliament influences the behavior of the legislators. In the highly structured nature of the law-making process, those members excluded from policy making attempt to use the institution to achieve other ends.