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Ampara Electoral District
அம்பாறை தேர்தல் மாவட்டம்
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Ampara
Province Eastern
Polling divisions 4
Population 634,000[1] (2009)
Electorate 436,148[2] (2010)
Area 4,415 km2 (1,705 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 7
MPs A. L. M. Athaullah, UPFA
P. Dayaratna, UPFA
Cassim Faizal, UPFA
H. M. M. Harees, UPFA
Podiappuhamy Piyasena, UPFA
Sarath Piyananda Wijesekara, UPFA
Shriyani Wijewickreme, UPFA

Ampara Electoral District (Tamil: அம்பாறை தேர்தல் மாவட்டம் Ampāṟai Tērtal Māvaṭṭam) is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka. The district is conterminous with the administrative district of Ampara in the Eastern province. The district currently elects 7 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 436,148 registered electors in 2010.[2]

Election results[edit]

1982 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 1st presidential election held on 20 October 1982 for the district:[4]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  J. R. Jayewardene UNP 29,049 18,347 23,286 19,079 1,011 90,772 56.39%
  Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 20,552 8,197 17,265 6,710 372 53,096 32.99%
  Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 96 926 5,748 1,214 95 8,079 5.02%
  Rohana Wijeweera JVP 3,039 861 2,518 1,197 64 7,679 4.77%
  Colvin de Silva LSSP 278 153 304 221 11 967 0.60%
  Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 85 115 119 55 3 377 0.23%
Valid Votes 53,099 28,599 49,240 28,476 1,556 160,970 100.00%
Rejected Votes 486 449 778 374 14 2,101
Total Polled 53,585 29,048 50,018 28,850 1,570 163,071
Registered Electors 64,740 37,509 66,037 35,982 204,268
Turnout (%) 82.77% 77.44% 75.74% 80.18% 79.83%

1988 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 1st North Eastern provincial council election held on 19 November 1988:[5]

Party Votes per Polling Division Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 40 26,441 34,972 28,983 90,436 63.03% 9
  Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front 20 12,626 25,140 7,968 45,754 31.89% 4
  United National Party 5,338 111 1,704 147 7,300 5.09% 1
Valid Votes 5,398 39,178 61,816 37,098 143,490 100.00% 14
Rejected Votes 219 460 932 1,020 2,631
Total Polled 5,617 39,638 62,748 38,118 146,121
Registered Electors 94,068 44,075 82,833 44,975 265,951
Turnout (%) 5.97% 89.93% 75.75% 84.75% 54.94%

1988 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 2nd presidential election held on 19 December 1988:[6]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 34,251 18,746 25,262 17,866 295 96,420 50.77%
  Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 32,915 9,708 27,239 12,983 292 83,137 43.78%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLPP 839 1,766 5,345 2,378 24 10,352 5.45%
Valid Votes 68,005 30,220 57,846 33,227 611 189,909 100.00%
Rejected Votes 831 573 1,524 857 17 3,802
Total Polled 68,836 30,793 59,370 34,084 628 193,711
Registered Electors 94,068 44,077 82,833 44,790 265,768
Turnout (%) 73.18% 69.86% 71.67% 76.10% 72.89%

1989 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 9th parliamentary election held on 15 February 1989:[7]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 37,611 6,513 11,475 6,163 838 62,600 29.29% 3
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 190 15,144 21,631 23,820 540 61,325 28.69% 1
  Sri Lanka Freedom Party 28,602 2,241 13,012 971 574 45,400 21.24% 1
  Tamil United Liberation Front (ENDLF, EPRLF, TELO, TULF) 124 11,369 23,352 8,303 276 43,424 20.32% 1
United Socialist Alliance (CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLPP) 610 45 157 136 17 965 0.45% 0
Valid Votes 67,137 35,312 69,627 39,393 2,245 213,714 100.00% 6
Rejected Votes 4,104 1,413 3,533 1,429 248 10,727
Total Polled 71,241 36,725 73,160 40,822 2,493 224,441
Registered Electors 92,901 43,579 82,231 44,453 2,604 265,768
Turnout 76.68% 84.27% 88.97% 91.83% 95.74% 84.45%

The following candidates were elected:[7] M. H. M. Ashraff (SLMC), 56,464 preference votes (pv); P. Dayaratna (UNP), 37,996 pv; Ahangama Polwatte Galappaththige Chandradasa (UNP), 28,075 pv; Nihal Yasendra Bakmeewewa (UNP), 24,752 pv; Thewarapperuma Arachchilage Karunasinghe Thewarapperuma (SLFP), 21,751 pv; and J. Thiviyanathan (EPRLF), 17,880 pv.

1994 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 10th parliamentary election held on 16 August 1994:[8]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 42,100 7,631 16,717 9,874 2,445 78,767 32.72% 3
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 72 22,653 28,851 21,997 1,519 75,092 31.19% 2
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 42,819 584 7,959 889 1,899 54,150 22.49% 1
  Tamil United Liberation Front 65 6,294 13,532 4,355 280 24,526 10.19% 0
  Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (EROS, PLOTE, TELO) 151 789 2,235 969 48 4,192 1.74% 0
  Independent Group 88 358 2,420 344 156 3,366 1.40% 0
  Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 465 26 108 44 30 673 0.28% 0
Valid Votes 85,760 38,335 71,822 38,472 6,377 240,766 100.00% 6
Rejected Votes 4,439 1,454 4,536 2,180 127 12,736
Total Polled 90,199 39,789 76,358 40,652 6,504 253,502
Registered Electors 112,046 50,248 97,721 51,991 312,006
Turnout 80.50% 79.19% 78.14% 78.19% 81.25%

The following candidates were elected:[8] M. H. M. Ashraff (SLMC), 69,076 preference votes (pv); P. Dayaratna (UNP), 45,411 pv; Ahangama Polwatte Galappaththige Chandradasa (UNP), 40,675 pv; Herath Mudiyanselage Weerasinghe (PA), 36,276 pv; Nihal Yasendra Bakmeewewa (UNP), 29,061 pv; and U. L. M. Mohideen (SLMC), 26,194 pv.

1994 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 3rd presidential election held on 9 November 1994:[9]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 44,423 31,511 56,780 30,890 4,685 168,289 72.36%
  Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 34,832 4,092 11,774 6,056 2,320 59,074 25.40%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 640 701 1,407 918 11 3,677 1.58%
  G. A. Nihal SLPF 246 78 147 79 24 574 0.25%
  A. J. Ranashinge Ind 1 231 70 88 89 18 496 0.21%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 236 58 114 50 13 471 0.20%
Valid Votes 80,608 36,510 70,310 38,082 7,071 232,581 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,751 352 949 480 89 3,621
Total Polled 82,359 36,862 71,259 38,562 7,160 236,202
Registered Electors 112,046 50,248 97,721 51,991 7,648 312,006
Turnout (%) 73.50% 73.36% 72.92% 74.17% 93.62% 75.70%

1999 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 4th presidential election held on 21 December 1999:[10]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 48,385 23,773 46,341 28,822 2,272 149,593 55.59%
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 39,712 18,390 34,407 15,225 2,071 109,805 40.80%
  Nandana Gunathilake JVP 3,275 34 427 86 0 4,068 1.51%
  W. V. M. Ranjith Ind 2 497 149 437 191 1 1,275 0.47%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 496 136 339 219 3 1,193 0.44%
  T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 364 112 231 115 1 823 0.31%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 94 129 284 137 19 663 0.25%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 172 65 162 120 0 519 0.19%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 93 79 116 152 33 473 0.18%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 206 18 76 34 10 344 0.13%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 79 22 34 34 2 171 0.06%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 36 7 40 8 2 93 0.03%
A. W. Premawardhana PFF 37 10 22 11 0 80 0.03%
Valid Votes 93,446 42,924 82,916 45,154 4,660 269,100 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,538 707 1,360 701 243 4,549
Total Polled 94,984 43,631 84,276 45,855 4,903 273,649
Registered Electors 121,407 55,387 110,386 56,629 343,809
Turnout (%) 78.24% 78.77% 76.35% 80.97% 79.59%

2000 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 11th parliamentary election held on 10 October 2000:[11]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 44,391 22,459 39,753 25,501 4,319 136,423 51.13% 4
  United National Party (DWC, NWC, UCPF, UNP) 40,526 12,300 30,750 14,625 3,427 101,628 38.09% 2
  Independent 2 (Eelam People's Democratic Party) 12 5,480 10,729 3,144 447 19,812 7.43% 1
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,627 31 444 79 515 5,696 2.13% 0
  Independent Group 5 23 408 297 408 26 1,079 0.40% 0
Citizen's Front 234 29 172 75 17 527 0.20% 0
  Independent Group 3 12 148 120 79 16 375 0.14% 0
Liberal Party 119 62 72 56 4 313 0.12% 0
  Independent Group 1 30 41 140 29 0 240 0.09% 0
Sinhala Heritage 184 4 25 4 21 238 0.09% 0
People's Freedom Front 73 19 36 20 2 150 0.06% 0
  Independent Group 6 44 5 36 25 2 112 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 22 8 12 15 6 63 0.02% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 32 6 3 5 2 48 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 4 19 4 8 6 0 37 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 17 2 8 5 1 33 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 15 0 8 3 0 26 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 90,380 40,923 82,613 44,079 8,805 266,800 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 5,944 1,954 5,443 2,850 16,521
Total Polled 96,324 42,877 88,056 46,929 283,321
Registered Electors 124,405 56,513 113,519 58,100 352,537
Turnout (%) 77.43% 75.87% 77.57% 80.77% 80.37%

The following candidates were elected:[12] Ferial Ismail Ashraff (PA-SLMC), 83,353 preference votes (pv); A. L. M. Athaullah (PA-SLMC), 75,647 pv; U. L. M Mohideen (PA-SLMC), 75,378 pv; P. Dayaratna (UNP), 47,421 pv; Ahangama Polwatte Galappaththige Chandradasa (UNP), 41,420 pv; Wimal Dissanayaka (PA-SLMC), 27,677 pv; and Markandu Gunasekeram (EPDP), 12,799 pv.

2001 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 12th parliamentary election held on 5 December 2001:[13][14]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 222 22,765 29,047 21,705 1,518 0 75,257 26.86% 3
  People's Alliance (NUA, SLFP et al.) 40,243 2,700 13,861 5,981 2,461 0 65,246 23.28% 2
  United National Front (CWC, UNP, WPF) 41,149 4,411 9,515 1,280 2,113 0 58,468 20.87% 1
  Tamil National Alliance (ACTC, EPRLF(S), TELO, TULF) 13 11,558 28,882 7,801 534 1 48,789 17.41% 1
  Independent Group 9 40 1,051 5,062 8,275 380 0 14,808 5.28% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 7,994 13 802 56 637 0 9,502 3.39% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 156 1,346 3,377 973 49 0 5,901 2.11% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 663 69 317 107 9 0 1,165 0.42% 0
Sinhala Heritage 97 24 55 51 2 0 229 0.08% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 3 52 56 48 1 0 160 0.06% 0
National Development Front 26 11 46 11 1 0 95 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 14 6 32 33 22 0 0 93 0.03% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 63 1 15 5 2 0 86 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 13 16 38 15 0 0 82 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 8 5 2 22 31 0 0 60 0.02% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 22 4 8 4 1 0 39 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 10 3 1 18 13 0 0 35 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 15 16 3 9 7 0 0 35 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 1 9 3 6 12 0 0 30 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 4 4 4 13 4 0 0 25 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 7 6 1 8 5 0 0 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 3 5 5 6 3 0 0 19 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 5 9 2 5 2 1 0 19 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 2 3 5 4 4 0 0 16 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 12 3 2 5 3 0 0 13 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 11 2 3 4 1 0 0 10 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 13 3 2 2 0 0 0 7 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 6 2 0 3 1 0 0 6 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 90,780 40,048 91,219 46,420 7,709 1 280,215 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 7,764 1,930 4,940 2,238 353 0 17,225
Total Polled 98,544 46,016 96,159 48,658 8,062 1 297,440
Registered Electors 126,660 57,653 116,710 59,474 360,497
Turnout (%) 77.805 79.82% 82.39% 81.81% 82.51%

The following candidates were elected:[15] P. Dayaratna (UNF), 42,301 preference votes (pv); A. L. M. Athaullah (SLMC), 35,523 pv; H. M. M. Harees (SLMC), 34,798 pv; Ferial Ismail Ashraff (PA), 28,802 pv; Thewarapperuma Arachchilage Karunasinghe Thewarapperuma (PA), 26,361 pv; Ariyanayagam Chandra Nehru (TNA-TULF), 26,282) pv; and Anwer Ismail Mohomed Ismail (SLMC), 23,718 pv.

2004 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 13th parliamentary election held on 2 April 2004:[16]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  United People's Freedom Alliance (JVP, NUA, SLFP et al.) 55,729 9,189 22,192 19,117 5,520 111,747 38.49% 3
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 1,681 21,978 33,787 17,688 1,429 76,563 26.37% 2
  Tamil National Alliance (ACTC, EPRLF(S), ITAK, TELO) 62 13,842 31,890 8,976 763 55,533 19.13% 1
  United National Front (CWC, DPF, UNP) 31,525 971 5,723 1,664 2,238 42,121 14.51% 1
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 232 252 923 178 26 1,611 0.55% 0
  Jathika Hela Urumaya 945 2 81 1 101 1,130 0.39% 0
United Muslim People's Alliance 66 84 71 109 5 335 0.12% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 17 65 122 66 2 272 0.09% 0
  Independent Group 2 0 94 18 32 2 146 0.05% 0
United Socialist Party 49 4 45 4 2 104 0.04% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 7 16 41 21 0 85 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 26 12 16 34 11 1 74 0.03% 0
National Development Front 33 6 18 8 1 66 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 11 1 51 4 4 0 60 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 27 17 8 24 7 0 56 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 3 3 45 5 2 0 55 0.02% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 28 4 8 10 0 50 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 1 4 10 27 7 0 48 0.02% 0
United Lalith Front 30 5 7 3 1 46 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 5 7 15 11 7 0 40 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 8 3 19 3 1 0 26 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 25 19 0 3 4 0 26 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 6 2 2 13 3 0 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 10 2 15 1 0 0 18 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 13 2 11 3 0 0 16 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 24 4 3 4 3 0 14 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 14 0 2 7 2 1 12 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 15 1 0 8 2 0 11 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 7 4 0 4 2 0 10 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 20 2 2 3 2 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 19 3 0 5 0 0 8 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 22 2 3 3 0 0 8 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 16 2 1 3 0 0 6 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 17 1 1 3 0 0 5 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 21 2 0 3 0 0 5 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 23 0 3 1 1 0 5 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 2 1 1 1 0 5 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 4 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 9 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 12 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 18 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 90,500 46,725 95,105 47,939 10,092 290,361 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 7,061 2,506 5,227 2,955 515 18,264
Total Polled 97,561 49,231 100,332 50,894 10,607 308,625
Registered Electors 132,371 60,456 123,051 63,166 379,044
Turnout (%) 73.70% 81.43% 81.54% 80.57% 81.42%

The following candidates were elected:[17] Rauff Hakeem (SLMC), 68,627 preference votes (pv); Ferial Ismail Ashraff (UPFA-NUA), 52,223 pv; L.G. Wasantha Piyatissa (UPFA-SLFP), 45,975 pv; A. L. M. Athaullah (UPFA-NC), 39,773 pv; P. Dayaratna (UNF-UNP), 31,215 pv; Kanagasabai Pathmanathan (TNA), 29,002 pv; and Cassim Faizal (SLMC), 20,724 pv.

Rauff Hakeem (SLMC) resigned on 2 April 2008 to contest the Eastern provincial council elections.[18] His replacement A. M. M. Naoshad (SLMC) was sworn in on 9 April 2008.[19]

Kanagasabai Pathmanathan (TNA) died on 21 May 2009.[20] His replacement Thomas Thangathurai William (TNA) was sworn in on 12 June 2009.[21]

2005 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 5th presidential election held on 17 November 2005:[22]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 44,218 29,316 55,467 24,969 5,228 159,198 55.81%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 57,624 8,951 27,704 21,029 7,021 122,329 42.88%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 275 175 419 220 2 1,091 0.38%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 418 125 314 201 14 1,072 0.38%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 131 68 76 34 22 331 0.12%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 127 19 93 54 4 297 0.10%
  A. K. J. Arachchige DUA 55 33 68 57 2 215 0.08%
Anura De Silva ULF 58 43 73 26 3 203 0.07%
  Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 86 15 55 21 11 188 0.07%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 89 9 29 7 0 134 0.05%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 45 9 27 7 1 89 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 37 13 18 13 1 82 0.03%
H. S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 16 3 16 3 0 38 0.01%
Valid Votes 103,179 38,779 84,359 46,641 12,309 285,267 100.00%
Rejected Votes 949 456 863 517 156 2,941
Total Polled 104,128 39,235 85,222 47,158 12,465 288,208
Registered Electors 136,738 62,251 129,798 66,666 396,453
Turnout (%) 76.15% 62.03% 65.66% 70.74% 72.70%

2008 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 1st Eastern provincial council election held on 10 May 2008:[23]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, TMVP et al.) 47,319 13,468 54,619 24,119 4,722 144,247 52.96% 8
  United National Party (SLMC, UNP) 31,386 27,596 37,488 21,401 3,401 121,272 44.52% 6
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 3,693 30 490 179 353 4,745 1.74% 0
United National Alliance 71 174 270 75 7 597 0.22% 0
New Sinhala Heritage 215 10 52 8 27 312 0.11% 0
United Socialist Party 55 69 98 69 5 296 0.11% 0
  Independent Group 22 8 5 16 253 12 294 0.11% 0
  Independent Group 1 3 28 71 1 3 106 0.04% 0
National Development Front 50 10 31 7 2 100 0.04% 0
People's Front of Liberation Tigers 8 15 27 8 5 63 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 9 4 11 32 13 2 62 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 2 3 33 6 1 2 45 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 15 2 2 16 24 0 44 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 6 1 14 7 4 1 27 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 3 3 14 3 0 0 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 7 3 2 10 1 1 17 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 21 4 2 2 7 0 15 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 13 7 2 3 1 1 14 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 19 2 8 2 0 0 12 0.00% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 1 6 2 0 11 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 4 1 7 0 2 0 10 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 5 1 5 3 1 0 10 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 4 1 1 2 1 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 18 3 2 4 0 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 20 4 3 0 2 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 8 5 1 0 1 1 8 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 16 2 2 4 0 0 8 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 17 1 2 3 2 0 8 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 12 2 3 0 2 0 7 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 14 3 1 0 0 1 5 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 10 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 11 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.00% 0
Liberal Party 1 0 1 0 1 3 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 82,869 41,522 93,266 46,187 8,548 272,392 100.00% 14
Rejected Votes 7,854 2,832 6,344 3,326 641 20,997
Total Polled 90,723 44,354 99,610 49,513 9,189 293,389
Registered Electors 142,170 64,310 133,765 69,051 0 409,308
Turnout 63.81% 68.97% 74.47% 71.70% 71.68%

The following candidates were elected:[24] Ahangama Polwaththe Galappaththige Chandradasa (UNP); Daya Gamage (UNP); Ahamed Mohomad Jameel (UNP); A. Ameer Mahumud Lebbe (UPFA); Abdul Majeed (UNP); Apthurrazaak Kulanthai Marikkar (UNP); Thuraiyappa Nawarathnaraja (UPFA); Meera Labbe Thulkar Nayim (UPFA); Somasundaram Pushparaja (UPFA); Seeniththamby Selvaraja (UPFA); Hasen Ali (UNP-SLMC); Thewarapperuma Arachchilage Karunasingha Thewarapperuma (UPFA); Meera Sahibu Udumalebbe (UPFA); and Dissanayaka Wimalaweera (UPFA).

2010 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 6th presidential election held on 26 January 2010:[25]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes %
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  Sarath Fonseka NDF 32,895 32,946 54,374 27,003 5,885 2 153,105 49.94%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 73,389 9,564 33,979 19,991 9,989 0 146,912 47.92%
M. C. M. Ismail DUNF 256 181 579 236 18 0 1,270 0.41%
C. J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 80 284 430 300 7 0 1,101 0.36%
  W. V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 367 27 175 105 9 0 683 0.22%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 291 39 188 110 13 0 641 0.21%
Lal Perera ONF 108 81 173 84 1 0 447 0.15%
A. S. P Liyanage SLLP 137 62 130 71 4 0 404 0.13%
  M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 40 45 214 59 11 0 369 0.12%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 74 39 131 58 6 0 308 0.10%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 93 28 69 46 4 0 240 0.08%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 65 41 64 49 4 0 223 0.07%
  M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 22 39 44 11 23 0 139 0.05%
  Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 44 19 42 29 1 0 135 0.04%
  Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 21 26 43 18 7 0 115 0.04%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 32 10 35 17 0 0 94 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 26 7 33 17 1 0 84 0.03%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 19 8 29 14 1 0 71 0.02%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 23 15 15 14 3 0 70 0.02%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 20 8 19 9 2 0 58 0.02%
M. B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 13 11 13 10 1 0 48 0.02%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 11 6 17 11 0 0 45 0.01%
Valid Votes 108,026 43,486 90,796 48,262 15,990 2 306,562 100.00%
Rejected Votes 608 544 1,066 556 138 0 2,912
Total Polled 108,634 44,030 91,862 48,818 16,128 2 309,474
Registered Electors 145,479 66,135 137,779 71,442 420,835
Turnout 74.67% 66.58% 66.67% 68.33% 73.54%

2010 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 14th parliamentary election held on 8 April 2010:[26]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  United People's Freedom Alliance (ACMC, NC, SLFP et al.) 51,777 8,332 32,603 28,252 11,132 0 132,096 51.41% 4
  United National Front (DPF, SLFP(P), SLMC, UNP) 29,812 20,457 27,189 10,184 3,115 0 90,757 35.32% 2
  Tamil National Alliance (EPRLF(S), ITAK, TELO) 14 7,947 14,248 3,972 713 1 26,895 10.47% 1
  Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 2,188 23 183 131 392 0 2,917 1.14% 0
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal 8 184 934 344 20 0 1,490 0.58% 0
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 140 22 134 83 12 0 391 0.15% 0
  Independent Group 33 4 98 33 44 5 0 184 0.07% 0
  Independent Group 30 68 7 56 18 11 0 160 0.06% 0
  Independent Group 6 1 43 72 21 2 0 139 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 19 0 23 50 46 3 0 122 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 31 60 8 38 12 2 0 120 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 8 62 5 29 7 4 0 107 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 40 91 2 5 2 4 0 104 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 32 27 14 33 13 3 0 90 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 22 3 56 14 5 0 0 78 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 28 3 16 39 20 0 0 78 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 9 49 7 14 5 1 0 76 0.03% 0
National Development Front 21 4 30 17 4 0 76 0.03% 0
United National Alternative Front 24 10 33 5 3 0 75 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 27 33 6 19 9 5 0 72 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 47 3 8 40 15 0 0 66 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 6 3 5 41 1 0 56 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 25 2 0 39 2 2 0 45 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 9 13 16 5 2 0 45 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 43 16 3 14 7 1 0 41 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 11 12 7 2 19 0 0 40 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 48 15 5 13 5 2 0 40 0.02% 0
Muslim Liberation Front 2 6 23 4 3 0 38 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 2 10 3 11 13 0 0 37 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 46 12 6 13 6 0 0 37 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 44 10 4 11 6 1 0 32 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 42 3 1 18 7 2 0 31 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 45 11 1 13 1 3 0 29 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 37 4 3 12 8 0 0 27 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 15 5 4 12 3 2 0 26 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 4 11 2 10 1 2 0 26 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 5 12 1 8 1 2 0 24 0.01% 0
Our National Front 5 5 8 3 2 0 23 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 38 6 4 4 4 2 0 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 10 4 1 6 1 7 0 19 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 34 1 0 9 6 0 0 16 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 0 3 8 2 2 0 15 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 1 7 0 1 5 1 0 14 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 3 3 2 3 5 0 0 13 0.01% 0
  Left Liberation Front (LLF, TNLA) 1 3 9 0 0 0 13 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 21 5 1 4 1 1 0 12 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 39 0 1 7 3 0 0 11 0.00% 0
United Lanka Great Council 4 1 3 2 0 0 10 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 35 5 0 4 1 0 0 10 0.00% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 1 5 1 1 0 10 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 12 3 1 2 1 2 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 13 1 1 5 1 1 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 29 4 1 2 2 0 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 41 3 2 2 2 0 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 36 1 2 4 0 0 0 7 0.00% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 1 0 5 0 1 0 7 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 16 3 1 2 0 0 0 6 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 17 1 1 1 3 0 0 6 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 18 1 2 1 1 0 0 5 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 14 1 0 2 1 0 0 4 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 20 1 0 2 1 0 0 4 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 23 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 24 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 26 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 84,599 37,369 76,116 43,387 15,474 1 256,946 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 6,338 1,766 4,408 2,149 855 0 15,516
Total Polled 90,937 39,135 80,524 45,536 16,329 1 272,462
Registered Electors 145,479 66,135 137,779 71,442 420,835
Turnout 62.51% 59.17% 58.44% 63.74% 64.74%

The following candidates were elected:[27] Sarath Piyananda Wijesekara (UPFA), 54,373 preference votes (pv); H. M. M. Harees (UNF-SLMC), 44,755; Cassim Faizal (UNF-SLMC), 41,852 pv; A. L. M. Athaullah (UPFA-NC), 36,943 pv; Shriyani Wijewickreme (UPFA), 33,810 pv; P. Dayaratna (UPFA), 32,915 pv; and Podiappuhamy Piyasena (TNA), 11,139 pv.

2012 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 2nd Eastern provincial council election held on 8 September 2012:[28]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Ampara Kal-
munai
Pottu
-vil
Saman-
thurai
  United People's Freedom Alliance (ACMC, NC, SLFP, TMVP et al.) 46,409 5,990 22,179 12,610 5,342 92,530 33.66% 5
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 1,490 22,884 31,952 25,611 1,721 83,658 30.43% 4
  United National Party 35,578 1,134 6,684 1,174 3,458 48,028 17.47% 3
  Tamil National Alliance (EPRLF (S), ITAK, PLOTE, TELO, TULF) 33 11,702 23,385 8,767 862 44,749 16.28% 2
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,861 1 170 70 203 2,305 0.84% 0
Socialist Alliance (CPSL, DLF, LSSP) 1,235 51 78 76 49 1,489 0.54% 0
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 151 34 262 76 8 531 0.19% 0
  Independent Group 10 5 213 127 28 26 399 0.15% 0
  Independent Group 5 263 3 97 3 16 382 0.14% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 6 26 39 37 3 111 0.04% 0
United Socialist Party 61 5 24 8 5 103 0.04% 0
All Lanka Tamil United Front 9 26 27 14 0 76 0.03% 0
United Lanka People's Party 58 3 5 2 6 74 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 6 52 2 5 1 9 69 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 1 5 12 24 9 2 52 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 14 13 2 26 9 2 52 0.02% 0
Muslim Liberation Front 7 1 16 16 2 42 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 18 10 3 14 6 2 35 0.01% 0
Jana Setha Peramuna 16 0 13 2 0 31 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 9 13 0 16 2 0 31 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 17 7 3 8 10 2 30 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 11 14 3 3 4 3 27 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 12 6 1 7 4 1 19 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 16 8 2 0 5 0 15 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 5 0 2 4 2 13 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 13 6 0 7 0 0 13 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 7 3 1 3 3 2 12 0.00% 0
United Lanka Great Council 9 0 0 0 1 10 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 8 2 0 5 3 0 10 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 4 2 0 5 2 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 3 0 1 3 2 2 8 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 15 4 0 3 0 1 8 0.00% 0
Patriotic National Front 1 0 4 1 1 7 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 2 2 1 3 1 0 7 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 87,344 42,104 85,196 48,560 11,731 274,935 100.00% 14
Rejected Votes 6,302 1,975 5,341 2,551 575 16,744
Total Polled 93,646 44,079 90,537 51,111 12,306 291,679
Registered Electors 153,079 68,239 144,329 75,640 12,912 454,199
Turnout 61.17% 64.60% 62.73% 67.57% 95.31% 64.22%

The following candidates were elected:[29] Daya Gamage (UNP), 41,064 preference votes (pv); Aadam Lebbe Thavam (SLMC), 32,330 pv; Dissanayake Wimalaweera (UPFA), 31,815 pv; Meera Saibu Uduma Lebbe (UPFA-NC), 24,033 pv; A. Ahamed Mohamed Jameel (SLMC), 22,357 pv; Ibrahim Mohamed Mohamed Mansoor (SLMC), 21,759 pv; D. Weerasingha (UPFA), 20,922 pv; Ahangama Polwaththe Galappaththige Chandradasa (UNP), 20,459 pv; Ariff Samsudeen (UPFA-NC), 19,680 pv; A. Ameer Mahmood Lebbe (UPFA-NC), 19,671 pv; Ahamed Lebbe Mohamed Nazeer (SLMC), 18,327 pv; Abesundara Wikkramasooriya Boosabaduge Nishanth Manjula Fernando (UNP), 14,887 pv; Thawaraja Kaleiarasan (TNA), 12,122 pv; and Murugesu Rajeswaran (TNA), 10,812 pv.

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