Ampara Urban Council

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Ampara Urban Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Indika Naleen Jayavikrama, UPFA
since March 2011
Deputy Chairman
Manodara Aacharige Chaminda Sugath, UPFA
since March 2011
Secretary
M. M. Gamini
Seats 9
Elections
Last election
Sri Lankan local government elections, 2011

Ampara Urban Council (AUC) is the local authority for the town of Ampara in eastern Sri Lanka.[1] AUC is responsible for providing a variety of local public services including roads, sanitation, drains, housing, libraries, public parks and recreational facilities. It has 9 members elected using the open list proportional representation system.

Election results[edit]

1983 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 18 May 1983:[2]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United National Party 3,140 49.62% 5
Independent 2,280 36.03% 3
  Sri Lanka Freedom Party 908 14.35% 1
Valid Votes 6,328 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 49
Total Polled 6,377
Registered Electors 9,467
Turnout 67.36%

2002 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 25 March 2002:[3]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United National Party 5,462 66.56% 7
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 2,085 25.41% 2
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 649 7.91% 0
  New Left Front 10 0.12% 0
Valid Votes 8,206 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 306
Total Polled 8,512
Registered Electors 12,063
Turnout 70.56%

The following candidates were elected: Amarasena Ilangamge (UNP), 4,868 preference votes (pv); Aththudawa Liyanaarachchige Gamini Nadeelal Gunawardhana (UNP), 3,506 pv; Amarawansha Wadumesthrige (UNP), 1,419 pv; Galmangoda Guruge Bandula Jayantha (UNP), 1,213 pv; Jayaneththi Arachchi Berty (UNP), 1,212 pv; I. D. Chulachandra (PA), 1,063 pv; K. M. Saman Indika Morayas (PA), 917 pv; Ariyapala Rammuthupura (UNP), 879 pv; and Vidanage Piyasena Kumaranayaka (UNP); 660 pv.

Amarasena Ilangamge (UNP) and Aththudawa Liyanaarachchige Gamini Nadeelal Gunawardhana (UNP) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

2006 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 30 March 2006:[4]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 4,298 48.72% 5
  United National Party 3,268 37.04% 3
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,239 14.04% 1
National Development Front 17 0.19% 0
Valid Votes 8,822 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 250
Total Polled 9,072
Registered Electors 12,641
Turnout 71.77%

The following candidates were elected:[5] Ilandarideva Chulachandra (UPFA); Ambalangodage Sarath Deshapriya (UPFA); Galbokka Hewage Sudarman De Silva (UPFA); Abesundara Wickramasooriya Boosabaduge Nishantha Manjula Fernando (UNP); Aththudawa Liyana Arachchige Gamini Nadilal Gunawardana (UNP); Clor Muhandiramge Saman Indika Morayas (UPFA); Galmangoda Guruge Wimalananda Sumanasooriya (UPFA); I. P. Wijaya Weerasooriya (JVP); and Ediriweera Arachchige Shantha Wickramasekara (UNP).

Ambalangodage Sarath Deshapriya (UPFA) and Clor Muhandiramge Saman Indika Morayas (UPFA) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

The term of the council was due to expire in 2010 but on 22 December 2009 Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Janaka Bandara Tennakoon extended it until 31 March 2011.[6]

2011 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 17 March 2011:[7]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 5,649 56.46% 6
  United National Party 4,159 41.57% 3
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 195 1.95% 0
Independent 2 2 0.02% 0
Independent 1 1 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 10,006 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 229
Total Polled 10,235
Registered Electors 13,523
Turnout 75.69%

The following candidates were elected:[8] Ambalangodage Sarath Deshappriya (UPFA); Abeysundara Wikramasooriya Boosabaduge Nishantha Manjula Fernando (UNP); Kalthotage Kelum Kumara Fernando (UPFA); Indika Naleen Jayavikrama (UPFA); Dulip Lal Kumanayaka (UPFA); Clormuhandiram Saman Indika Morayas (UPFA); Manjula Sri Ilangamge (UNP); Manodara Aacharige Chaminda Sugath (UPFA); and Ediriwera Arachchige Shantha Wikkramasekara (UNP).

Indika Naleen Jayavikrama (UPFA) and Manodara Aacharige Chaminda Sugath (UPFA) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ampara Urban Council". Government of Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ Sarveswaran, K. (2005). The Tamil United Liberation Front: Rise and Decline of a Moderate Ethnic Party in Sri Lanka (1976-2000). Jawaharal Nehru University. 
  3. ^ "RESULTS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTION - 2002". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ "Local Authorities Election 2006 Final Results Ampara Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  5. ^ "PART IV (B) — LOCAL GOVERNMENT Notices under the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 262)". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1440/10. 10 April 2006. 
  6. ^ "Extraodinary Gazette No. 1633/09". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Government of Sri Lanka. 23 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Local Authorities Election - 17.03.2011 Ampara District Ampara Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  8. ^ "PART IV (B) — LOCAL GOVERNMENT Notices under the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance (Chapter 262) LOCAL AUTHORITY ELECTIONS ORDINANCE". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1699/5. 28 March 2011.