Colombo Electoral District

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Colombo Electoral District
constituency
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Region Western Province
Electorate 1,552,734
Current constituency
Created 1978
Seats 20 (1989–01)
21 (2001–04)
20 (2004–10)
19 (2010–present)
MPs A. H. M. Fowzie, UPFA
Praba Ganesan, UPFA
Mohan Lal Grero, UNF
Bandula Gunawardane, UPFA
Dinesh Gunawardena, UPFA
Sunil Handunnetti, DNA
Ravi Karunanayake, UNF
Jayantha Ketagoda, DNA
Jeewan Kumaranatunga, UPFA
Gamini Lokuge, UPFA
Susil Premajayanth, UPFA
Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa, UNF
Champika Ranawaka, UPFA
Rosy Senanayake, UNF
Sujeewa Senasinghe, UNF
Duminda Silva, UPFA
Thilanga Sumathipala, UPFA
Wimal Weerawansa, UPFA
Ranil Wickremasinghe, UNF
Provincial Council Western
Created from Avissawella
Borella
Colombo Central
Colombo East
Colombo North
Colombo West
Dehiwela
Homagama
Kaduwela
Kesbewa
Kolonnawa
Kotte
Maharagama
Moratuwa
Ratmalana

Colombo Electoral District 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 Colombo in the Western province. The district currently elects 19 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 1,552,734 registered electors in 2014.[1]

Election results[edit]

1982 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 1st presidential election held on 20 October 1982:[2]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  J. R. Jayewardene UNP 26,648 21,383 68,346 21,367 29,380 22,115 23,730 27,981 27,963 25,576 25,221 25,129 26,967 32,096 21,280 11,108 436,290 57.86%
  Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 23,481 10,946 22,061 11,268 10,641 4,751 13,194 23,135 25,275 26,553 21,153 14,814 23,874 22,744 14,111 6,475 274,476 36.40%
  Rohana Wijeweera JVP 1,687 1,058 2,121 1,352 1,645 576 1,139 2,140 3,338 2,248 2,125 1,731 2,595 2,625 1,670 530 28,580 3.79%
  Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 238 395 415 828 361 409 695 591 569 851 504 527 946 1,137 778 411 9,655 1.28%
  Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 70 132 810 320 477 521 201 50 33 29 29 32 27 43 99 149 3,022 0.40%
  Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 205 63 110 142 60 156 117 205 119 150 86 108 116 137 146 88 2,008 0.27%
Valid Votes 52,329 33,977 93,863 35,277 42,564 28,528 39,076 54,102 57,297 55,407 49,118 42,341 54,525 58,782 38,084 18,761 754,031 100.00%
Rejected Votes 551 305 740 426 575 314 406 548 719 530 545 374 593 707 415 242 7,990
Total Polled 52,880 34,282 94,603 35,703 43,139 28,842 39,482 54,650 58,016 55,937 49,663 42,715 55,118 59,489 38,499 19,003 762,021
Registered Electors 62,628 47,123 127,452 48,760 57,534 40,375 51,622 68,955 73,006 71,002 62,523 59,048 71,597 80,297 50,269 972,191
Turnout (%) 84.44% 72.75% 74.23% 73.22% 74.98% 71.44% 76.48% 79.25% 79.47% 78.78% 79.43% 72.34% 76.98% 74.09% 76.59% 78.38%

1988 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 1st Western provincial council election held on 2 June 1988:

Party Votes % Seats
  United National Party 23
  United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
17
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 3
Others 0
Valid Votes 43
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors
Turnout

1988 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 2nd presidential election held on 19 December 1988:[3]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 24,292 16,452 58,795 16,480 22,389 14,670 18,326 20,810 22,872 25,549 23,895 18,834 20,770 31,546 18,409 7,248 361,337 49.14%
  Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 23,721 13,083 26,083 13,477 10,744 7,473 16,599 27,570 30,600 35,184 25,050 22,607 31,396 29,654 18,308 8,409 339,958 46.23%
Ossie Abeygunasekera SLPP 1,199 1,702 4,521 2,298 2,259 1,380 1,707 1,730 2,108 2,228 2,411 2,163 2,260 3,488 1,783 783 34,020 4.63%
Valid Votes 49,212 31,237 89,399 32,255 35,392 23,523 36,632 50,110 55,580 62,961 51,356 43,604 54,426 64,688 38,500 16,440 735,315 100.00%
Rejected Votes 570 499 1,572 666 647 342 520 679 806 879 849 563 779 977 584 363 11,295
Total Polled 49,782 31,736 90,971 32,921 36,039 23,865 37,152 50,789 56,386 63,840 52,205 44,167 55,205 65,665 39,084 16,803 746,610
Registered Electors 68,892 47,917 133,920 51,225 54,149 37,220 52,969 86,987 87,693 89,277 75,650 67,194 83,598 96,841 55,248 1,088,780
Turnout 72.26% 66.23% 67.93% 64.27% 66.56% 64.12% 70.14% 58.39% 64.30% 71.51% 69.01% 65.73% 66.04% 67.81% 70.74% 68.57%

1989 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 9th parliamentary election held on 15 February 1989:[4]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 23,462 17,324 49,733 17,908 22,052 15,265 19,768 24,795 25,849 27,415 24,561 20,113 22,042 33,090 21,237 9,916 374,530 51.67% 12
  Sri Lanka Freedom Party 4,131 8,721 11,861 8,654 5,691 4,100 12,193 14,872 21,306 25,830 18,531 17,007 11,002 22,024 13,063 6,067 205,053 28.29% 6
  Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 20,225 1,040 1,326 1,620 732 669 1,724 7,920 7,241 4,351 2,698 3,030 19,152 1,859 1,407 1,972 76,966 10.62% 2
  United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
523 1,745 4,399 2,482 1,680 1,502 1,341 1,440 1,850 1,890 2,917 2,041 1,758 3,796 1,500 1,009 31,873 4.40% 0
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 168 1,604 19,874 680 2,786 1,259 790 81 117 73 662 284 158 301 415 56 29,308 4.04% 0
United Lanka People's Party 1,172 254 205 363 239 247 184 1,846 485 266 161 386 671 238 217 178 7,112 0.98% 0
Valid Votes 49,681 30,688 87,398 31,707 33,180 23,042 36,000 50,954 56,848 59,825 49,530 42,861 54,783 61,308 37,839 19,198 724,842 100.00% 20
Rejected Votes 2,500 1,501 6,126 1,439 2,460 949 1,351 3,068 2,473 2,710 2,477 1,507 2,138 2,463 1,602 507 35,271
Total Polled 52,181 32,189 93,524 33,146 35,640 23,991 37,351 54,022 59,321 62,535 52,007 44,368 56,921 63,771 39,441 19,705 760,113
Registered Electors 67,851 47,174 131,624 49,993 53,356 36,820 52,176 82,139 86,029 87,609 74,671 65,984 81,774 95,786 54,316 20,589 1,087,891
Turnout 76.91% 68.23% 71.05% 66.30% 66.80% 65.16% 71.59% 65.77% 68.95% 71.38% 69.65% 67.24% 69.61% 66.58% 72.61% 95.71% 69.87%

The following candidates were elected:[4] Lalith Athulathmudali (UNP), 235,447 preference votes (pv); Bulathsinghalage Sirisena Cooray (UNP), 92,263 pv; Stanley Tillekeratne (SLFP), 83,636 pv; Dinesh Gunawardena (MEP), 70,616 pv; Arachchige Jinadasa Niyathapala (SLFP) 67,804 pv; C. V. Gunaratne (SLFP), 60,603 pv; Bandula Gunawardane (MEP), 50,861 pv; Dixon Perera (SLFP), 50,735 pv; Gamini Lokuge (UNP), 48,790 pv; M. H. Mohamed (UNP), 47,451 pv; Tyronne Fernando (UNP), 44,718 pv; Premaratne Gunasekera (UNP), 44,559 pv; Vincent Perera (UNP), 42,776 pv; Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi (UNP), 41,508 pv; Kingsley Wickramaratne (SLFP), 38,815 pv; Nimal Siripala de Silva (SLFP), 38,647 pv; Sunethra Ranasinghe (UNP), 37,165 pv; M. S. Sellasamy (CWC), 36,480 pv, Mohamed Jabir Abdul Cader (UNP), 30,252 pv; and Malwattage Nimal Ransiri Peiris (UNP), 27,130 pv.

Lalith Athulathmudali (DUNF) was killed on 23 April 1993.[5]

1993 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 2nd Western provincial council election held on 17 May 1993:

Party Votes % Seats
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 17
  United National Party 16
Democratic United National Front 10
Others 0
Valid Votes 43
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors
Turnout

1994 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 10th parliamentary election held on 16 August 1994:[6]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 20,782 16,764 42,060 18,211 18,140 8,977 20,882 40,034 46,899 49,342 36,939 28,106 41,034 41,670 25,967 13,835 469,642 50.94% 11
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 28,768 17,076 50,136 17,858 24,522 12,983 16,942 29,566 30,668 29,585 26,796 21,215 25,269 30,360 15,860 7,496 385,100 41.77% 9
  Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 11,846 1,345 878 1,615 399 462 1,145 3,409 4,327 2,709 1,646 1,975 6,932 1,543 1,061 1,442 42,734 4.64% 0
  Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 476 414 502 493 268 90 327 1,180 1,541 1,418 935 742 1,142 992 666 268 11,454 1.24% 0
  Independent 46 258 1,526 1,593 1,254 2,813 813 31 57 33 42 140 51 96 311 187 9,251 1.00% 0
  Nava Sama Samaja Party 95 93 319 58 157 44 71 169 183 165 138 104 152 155 115 32 2,050 0.22% 0
  EROS / PLOTE / TELO 73 36 130 87 96 31 44 106 94 105 71 39 89 60 50 2 1,113 0.12% 0
  Democratic Workers' Congress 48 32 159 18 53 25 11 49 23 46 26 18 29 34 9 9 589 0.06% 0
Valid Votes 62,134 36,018 95,710 39,933 44,889 25,425 40,235 74,544 83,792 83,403 66,593 52,339 74,698 74,910 44,039 23,271 921,933 100.00% 20
Rejected Votes 2,882 1,524 5,995 1,618 2,593 821 1,273 2,938 3,010 2,932 2,775 1,485 2,082 2,701 1,652 354 36,635
Total Polled 65,016 37,542 101,705 41,551 47,482 26,246 41,508 77,482 86,802 86,335 69,368 53,824 76,780 77,611 45,691 23,625 958,568
Registered Electors 81,213 52,007 139,012 57,049 63,528 36,915 55,301 106,536 113,173 110,948 90,167 71,213 101,317 97,831 59,749 1,235,959
Turnout 80.06% 72.19% 73.16% 72.83% 74.74% 71.10% 75.06% 72.73% 76.70% 77.82% 76.93% 75.58% 75.78% 79.33% 76.47% 77.56%

The following candidates were elected:[6] Ranil Wickremasinghe (UNP), 291,194 preference votes (pv); Srimani Athulathmudali (PA), 148,727 pv; C. V. Gunaratne (PA), 114,756 pv; Nimal Siripala de Silva (PA), 111,730 pv; Ossie Abeygunasekera (UNP), 98,022 pv; Jeewan Kumaranatunga (PA), 95,767 pv; Kingsley Wickramaratne (PA), 95,077 pv; A. H. M. Fowzie (PA), 72,294 pv; Nawalaage Benet Cooray (PA), 66,976 pv; Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra (PA), 63,421 pv; Susil Moonesinghe (UNP), 61,610 pv; Indika Gunawardena (PA), 58,753 pv; Amal Senalankadikara (PA), 54,321 pv; Bernard Soysa (PA), 50,872 pv; Gamini Lokuge (UNP), 47,058 pv; Karunasena Kodituwakku (UNP), 46,134 pv; M. H. Mohamed (UNP), 44,527 pv; Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi (UNP), 44,322 pv; Tyronne Fernando (UNP), 42,872 pv; and Gunasekara Premaratne (UNP), 40,646 pv.

Ossie Abeygunasekera (UNP) and Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi (UNP) were killed on 24 October 1994. Their replacements were P. P. Devaraj (UNP) and R. Yogarajan (UNP).

C. V. Gunaratne (PA) was killed on 7 June 2000.[7]

1994 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 3rd presidential election held on 9 November 1994:[8]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 31,132 20,837 56,219 23,867 26,250 14,329 23,977 45,072 51,876 54,327 40,296 31,646 47,818 45,403 28,666 15,993 557,708 64.82%
  Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 23,126 13,162 33,824 12,806 15,924 8,557 12,783 22,369 23,475 22,130 21,313 16,331 19,514 24,493 12,275 6,659 288,741 33.56%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 787 236 245 373 118 179 326 444 599 464 330 521 638 280 273 246 6,059 0.70%
  A. J. Ranasinghe Ind 1 230 124 291 182 103 180 195 284 521 268 201 232 240 234 151 97 3,533 0.41%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 290 96 271 115 138 68 111 279 241 210 202 118 158 127 83 19 2,526 0.29%
  G. A. Nihal SLPF 163 57 149 72 75 19 78 171 205 179 156 97 153 118 71 56 1,819 0.21%
Valid Votes 55,728 34,512 90,999 37,415 42,608 23,332 37,470 68,619 76,917 77,578 62,498 48,945 68,521 70,655 41,519 23,070 860,386 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,313 617 2,020 843 947 460 614 1,102 1,445 1,159 1,120 762 1,328 988 887 455 16,060
Total Polled 57,041 35,129 93,019 38,258 43,555 23,792 38,084 69,721 78,362 78,737 63,618 49,707 69,849 71,643 42,406 23,525 876,446
Registered Electors 81,213 52,007 139,012 57,049 63,528 36,915 55,301 106,536 113,173 110,948 90,167 71,213 101,317 97,831 59,749 1,235,959
Turnout 70.24% 67.55% 66.91% 67.06% 68.56% 64.45% 68.87% 65.44% 69.24% 70.97% 70.56% 69.80% 68.94% 73.23% 70.97% 70.91%

1999 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 3rd Western provincial council election held on 6 April 1999:[9][10]

Party Votes % Seats
  United National Party 362,636 45.07% 19
  People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 313,576 38.98% 17
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 55,361 6.88% 3
  Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 43,008 5.35% 2
  National Union of Workers (CWC, DWC) 12,510 1.55% 1
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 9,140 1.14% 1
Muslim United Liberation Front 5,087 0.63% 0
Liberal Party 1,411 0.18% 0
  Independent 1,326 0.16% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 495 0.06% 0
Valid Votes 804,550 100.00% 43
Rejected Votes 50,435
Total Polled 854,985
Registered Electors 1,326,487
Turnout 64.45%

1999 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 4th presidential election held on 21 December 1999:[11]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 33,957 17,023 35,416 17,777 18,114 7,327 18,683 46,823 50,535 51,240 36,907 24,782 43,584 41,380 22,868 7,894 474,310 49.18%
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 26,903 19,151 59,234 22,281 32,714 16,531 19,126 30,859 32,951 31,302 28,681 21,455 27,338 33,017 17,572 6,070 425,185 44.08%
  Nandana Gunathilake JVP 2,976 1,289 1,955 1,486 1,281 406 1,346 4,878 6,170 5,236 3,385 2,075 4,168 3,692 2,514 1,152 44,009 4.56%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 334 275 272 410 115 210 412 662 916 940 468 763 1,119 431 485 397 8,209 0.85%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 300 148 424 419 408 539 324 267 338 346 188 231 340 288 203 237 5,000 0.52%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 109 119 630 109 163 92 86 91 91 71 107 47 78 76 94 17 1,980 0.21%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 123 57 137 89 94 99 78 102 101 101 93 87 82 72 55 6 1,376 0.14%
  T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 113 42 104 59 86 36 44 129 112 134 113 83 117 127 60 11 1,370 0.14%
  W. V. M. Ranjith Ind 2 158 57 178 61 95 17 33 140 102 105 97 37 98 96 42 3 1,319 0.14%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 91 23 82 34 46 13 17 69 79 70 42 41 68 70 36 2 783 0.08%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 41 13 53 19 26 15 9 32 32 20 23 10 31 20 10 1 355 0.04%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 30 5 26 16 14 7 20 34 34 32 16 10 25 38 18 4 329 0.03%
A. W. Premawardhana PFF 47 11 24 10 11 6 16 37 29 26 13 15 33 20 7 4 309 0.03%
Valid Votes 65,182 38,213 98,535 42,770 53,167 25,298 40,194 84,123 91,490 89,623 70,133 49,636 77,081 79,327 43,964 15,798 964,534 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,495 1,058 2,605 1,388 1,409 896 1,446 2,383 2,530 2,967 1,819 1,675 2,876 2,006 1,500 1,144 29,197
Total Polled 66,677 39,271 101,140 44,158 54,576 26,194 41,640 86,506 94,020 92,590 71,952 51,311 79,957 81,333 45,464 16,942 993,731
Registered Electors 87,913 55,338 143,993 64,386 77,447 40,908 58,407 116,577 126,119 121,836 96,164 70,424 108,622 105,483 63,466 1,337,083
Turnout 75.84% 70.97% 70.24% 68.58% 70.47% 64.03% 71.29% 74.21% 74.55% 76.00% 74.82% 72.86% 73.61% 77.11% 71.64% 74.32%

2000 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 11th parliamentary election held on 10 October 2000:[12]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  United National Party (DWC, NWC, UCPF, UNP) 26,671 19,588 57,578 22,232 33,212 15,480 19,646 33,930 35,792 34,978 30,522 22,207 28,952 35,570 18,556 5,770 440,684 43.48% 10
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 33,986 14,025 20,414 13,922 13,422 4,999 14,382 41,330 43,474 41,977 32,394 20,249 36,995 36,883 17,886 7,808 394,146 38.89% 8
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,434 1,990 2,806 2,844 2,031 709 2,556 8,758 11,268 10,219 5,741 3,566 8,174 6,849 4,454 1,734 78,133 7.71% 2
Sinhala Heritage 1,086 2,106 1,683 2,939 1,043 1,418 3,200 3,283 4,701 6,211 2,604 4,881 6,302 3,721 3,356 1,137 49,671 4.73% 0
  National Unity Alliance (SLMC) 316 1,441 16,420 534 3,149 925 977 39 1,08 33 1,689 266 93 478 548 51 27,067 2.77% 0
  All Ceylon Tamil Congress 26 136 747 927 910 1,371 622 10 11 3 16 19 9 171 210 50 5,238 0.52% 0
  Ceylon Workers' Congress 832 210 1,247 411 1,099 289 122 11 12 16 205 41 3 10 59 21 4,588 0.45% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 369 163 378 231 282 253 194 350 279 336 204 155 252 231 154 46 3,877 0.39% 0
Citizen's Front 72 143 1,236 169 155 91 59 97 87 99 117 120 127 201 81 25 2,879 0.28% 0
National People’s Party 32 42 96 97 49 105 82 71 127 123 77 106 148 122 91 32 1,400 0.14% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 39 54 797 30 60 15 25 50 32 56 54 16 25 22 44 2 1,321 0.13% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 65 37 46 52 23 22 57 101 136 200 72 87 149 57 73 51 1,228 0.12% 0
  Independent 3 21 14 75 9 24 21 50 28 20 27 12 17 23 40 421 6 808 0.08% 0
United Lalith Front 70 22 80 27 47 15 23 95 68 50 35 28 59 31 28 6 684 0.07% 0
Liberal Party 17 29 16 35 5 88 36 19 40 40 11 33 40 31 57 0 497 0.05% 0
  Socialist Equality Party 9 17 26 25 8 14 20 8 38 41 30 21 45 52 26 9 389 0.04% 0
  Independent 2 5 56 98 15 46 8 4 11 9 11 18 27 32 7 8 2 357 0.04% 0
Democratic United National Front 30 16 24 13 17 7 14 39 32 38 26 18 32 28 16 5 355 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 6 8 40 29 35 36 23 10 6 10 6 8 5 7 13 2 244 0.02% 0
  Independent 5 15 11 19 4 9 5 4 18 14 15 14 12 17 10 12 0 179 0.02% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 6 11 16 33 3 4 2 6 7 23 7 6 6 9 4 0 143 0.01% 0
  Independent 4 8 6 7 7 3 6 4 9 6 14 2 9 12 3 8 5 109 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 2 49 1 6 1 4 3 5 1 5 2 2 4 2 1 90 0.01% 0
  Independent 1 4 2 7 4 6 3 3 8 7 7 1 4 7 6 6 0 75 0.01% 0
People's Freedom Front 9 1 3 1 4 4 2 5 3 5 3 2 9 2 3 2 58 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 68,130 40,130 103,908 44,591 55,648 25,889 42,111 88,289 96,282 94,533 73,865 51,900 81,518 84,545 46,116 16,765 1,014,220 100.00% 20
Rejected Votes 3,153 1,611 5,986 1,882 3,229 1,042 1,246 3,529 3,107 2,999 2,745 1,380 2,517 2,888 1,702 408 39,424
Total Polled 71,283 41,741 109,894 46,473 58,877 26,931 43,357 91,818 99,389 97,532 76,610 53,280 84,035 87,433 47,818 17,173 1,053,644
Registered Electors 90,721 58,676 152,701 66,374 80,510 40,939 58,883 121,170 130,721 125,802 99,486 71,617 111,204 111,701 65,042 1,385,547
Turnout (%) 78.57% 71.14% 71.97% 70.02% 73.13% 65.78% 73.63% 75.78% 76.03% 77.53% 77.01% 74.40% 75.57% 78.27% 73.52% 76.05%

The following candidates were elected:[13] Ranil Wickremasinghe (UNP), 363,668 preference votes (pv); Ravi Karunanayake (UNP), 145,593 pv; G. L. Peiris (PA), 139,123 pv; Dinesh Gunawardena (PA-MEP), 114,795 pv; A. H. M. Fowzie (PA), 100,200; Jeewan Kumaranatunga (PA), 88,620 pv; Bandula Gunawardane (PA-MEP), 70,537 pv; Indika Gunawardena (PA), 70,341 pv; M. Mahroof (UNP), 65,400 pv; Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra (PA), 62,237 pv; Chandan Kathriarachchi (PA), 61,301 pv; Karunasena Kodituwakku (UNP), 60,318 pv; Gamini Lokuge (UNP), 58,009 pv; M. H. Mohamed (UNP), 49,239 pv; Kanahela Bandaralage Lilantha Perera (UNP), 48,848 pv; Tyronne Fernando (UNP), 41,439 pv; Ketagoda Gamage Jayantha Perera (UNP), 39,242 pv; Maddumage Samson Silva (UNP), 38,894 pv; Wimal Weerawansa (JVP), 13,284 pv; and Elabadage Nimal Upatissa Fernando (JVP), 5,717 pv.

2001 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 12th parliamentary election held on 5 December 2001:[14][15]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  United National Front (UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF) 32,784 24,349 80,318 26,636 41,052 18,020 24,219 39,943 43,330 42,260 37,256 27,717 35,932 42,150 23,432 546,417 51.62% 12
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 29,176 12,710 19,149 11,807 11,792 4,053 12,686 37,389 39,238 37,815 28,465 18,573 32,800 33,627 17,344 353,401 33.39% 7
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 7,121 2,872 3,883 3,613 3,098 926 3,786 14,159 16,602 16,045 8,869 5,275 12,776 9,932 5,750 117,404 11.09% 2
Sinhala Heritage 515 785 731 962 342 396 944 1,229 1,541 2,170 1,001 1,694 2,106 1,161 1,014 16,970 1.60% 0
  Tamil National Alliance (ACTC, EPRLF(S), TELO, TULF) 11 244 1,649 2,075 2,483 3,499 1,434 5 22 10 41 73 38 450 571 12,696 1.20% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 335 135 308 142 184 83 121 385 284 355 236 155 272 255 180 3,457 0.33% 0
  Democratic Left Front 271 85 178 203 138 129 193 347 302 360 182 202 298 227 132 3,322 0.31% 0
  United Socialist Party 93 64 315 101 142 43 38 92 117 97 120 46 67 111 52 1,503 0.14% 0
United Lalith Front 98 57 212 39 76 32 32 102 95 73 76 40 54 72 36 1,101 0.10% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 54 19 77 88 62 58 28 45 35 25 33 15 37 40 24 640 0.06% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 35 22 20 26 7 9 29 37 43 50 55 32 44 36 33 478 0.05% 0
  Socialist Equality Party 12 14 6 12 10 9 8 22 20 21 18 16 25 31 15 239 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 7 12 50 2 15 10 8 4 11 7 19 12 5 4 8 174 0.02% 0
National Development Front 14 4 9 8 6 2 8 9 19 11 7 11 8 12 9 137 0.01% 0
  Independent 2 11 1 7 2 8 4 7 8 14 8 5 8 9 5 3 100 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 7 3 15 3 15 2 1 7 5 3 5 2 7 4 2 81 0.01% 0
  Independent 4 6 3 12 8 5 6 3 4 4 3 9 1 5 5 3 77 0.01% 0
  Independent 1 6 3 3 6 3 2 2 5 11 8 8 3 5 10 1 76 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 1 2 12 4 5 1 3 6 9 8 4 5 5 4 2 71 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 6 3 6 5 2 2 3 6 5 8 3 4 6 5 1 65 0.01% 0
  Independent 3 2 1 10 3 3 3 3 2 5 2 2 0 1 3 2 42 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 70,565 41,388 106,970 45,745 59,448 27,289 43,556 93,806 101,712 99,339 76,414 53,884 84,500 88,144 48,614 1,058,481 100.00% 21
Rejected Votes 3,324 1,598 5,700 1,855 3,352 959 1,448 3,725 3,218 3,356 2,761 1,698 2,608 3,294 1,664 40,901
Total Polled 73,889 42,986 112,670 47,600 62,800 28,248 45,004 97,531 104,930 102,695 79,175 55,582 87,108 91,438 50,278 1,099,382
Registered Electors 93,630 61,373 159,417 66,736 86,842 41,908 61,222 127,422 135,550 131,571 102,676 74,140 114,854 115,430 67,911 1,440,682
Turnout 78.92% 70.04% 70.68% 71.33% 72.32% 67.40% 73.51% 76.54% 77.41% 78.05% 77.11% 74.97% 75.84% 79.22% 74.04% 76.31%

The following candidates were elected:[16] Ranil Wickremasinghe (UNF), 415,686 preference votes (pv); Milinda Moragoda (UNF), 134,132 pv; Ravi Karunanayake (UNF), 129,893 pv; A. H. M. Fowzie (PA), 103,817 pv; Arjuna Ranatunga (PA), 97,409 pv; Susil Premajayanth (PA), 90,170 pv; Dinesh Gunawardena (PA-MEP), 87,615 pv; M. Mahroof (UNF), 85,988 pv; Karunasena Kodituwakku (UNF), 78,093 pv; Jeewan Kumaranatunga (PA), 70,790 pv; Gamini Lokuge (UNF), 66,968 pv; Bandula Gunawardane (UNF), 66,516 pv; M. H. Mohamed (UNF), 64,783 pv; Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra (PA), 61,530 pv; Chandana Kathriarachchi (PA), 57,673 pv; Mano Ganesan (UNF-WPF), 54,942 pv; Jayantha Ketagoda (UNF), 54,274 pv; Tyronne Fernando (UNF), 46,129 pv; Kanahela Bandaralage Lilantha Perera (UNF), 43,887 pv; Wimal Weerawansa (JVP), 19,687 pv; and Sunil Handunnetti (JVP), 9,438 pv.

2004 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 13th parliamentary election held on 2 April 2004:[17]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  United National Front (UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF) 28,607 21,543 71,599 23,739 40,387 19,084 19,865 29,029 32,772 26,302 29,540 19,635 22,337 34,313 18,448 4,641 441,841 41.76% 9
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 37,380 12,484 17,681 12,141 12,724 3,613 12,577 49,520 53,065 45,939 32,976 20,070 37,919 38,833 19,284 8,482 414,688 39.20% 8
  Jathika Hela Urumaya 5,952 6,360 8,881 9,116 3,409 2,824 9,247 17,768 18,485 29,850 14,311 13,192 25,385 13,493 9,085 3,260 190,618 18.02% 3
National Development Front 96 109 230 91 415 44 63 175 202 215 194 140 177 168 86 15 2,420 0.23% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 133 89 225 166 175 150 112 129 139 121 106 95 135 161 71 30 2,037 0.19% 0
National People's Party 72 41 49 45 24 19 43 175 115 244 78 55 160 102 50 1 1,273 0.12% 0
  United Socialist Party 71 27 204 57 93 20 30 59 53 40 74 29 32 73 31 1 894 0.08% 0
United Muslim People's Party 40 61 317 40 75 22 24 29 30 29 81 30 22 33 23 2 858 0.08% 0
  Independent 7 1 54 501 5 42 4 10 3 3 3 40 9 0 3 5 0 683 0.06% 0
United Lalith Front 43 20 117 25 57 19 17 39 37 27 29 16 34 49 20 1 550 0.05% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 34 12 66 65 45 21 30 32 48 41 26 15 36 38 26 4 539 0.05% 0
Swarajya 2 29 98 37 8 55 25 7 22 30 15 26 9 11 27 3 404 0.04% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 12 2 4 10 5 2 15 17 26 31 15 14 28 9 8 5 203 0.02% 0
  Socialist Equality Party 4 11 10 11 10 5 6 6 18 18 4 7 14 24 7 4 159 0.02% 0
  Independent 11 11 2 13 6 10 4 3 13 13 10 6 6 6 7 4 0 114 0.01% 0
  Independent 10 9 6 13 3 8 3 2 18 6 5 6 1 6 7 5 0 98 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 1 10 35 7 5 9 4 3 3 3 7 0 4 4 1 1 97 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 4 34 1 6 0 3 2 2 6 3 1 3 4 0 0 71 0.01% 0
  Independent 8 5 4 8 2 2 1 1 8 11 4 2 3 6 6 4 0 67 0.01% 0
  Independent 1 1 13 3 2 2 3 2 2 5 5 2 2 2 5 0 0 49 0.00% 0
  Independent 2 1 5 12 0 3 4 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 4 2 0 46 0.00% 0
  Independent 4 3 3 2 3 5 3 1 4 3 4 1 2 3 3 1 2 43 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 1 1 5 1 2 1 1 3 3 6 0 3 4 6 5 0 42 0.00% 0
  Independent 6 7 1 12 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 6 0 0 40 0.00% 0
  Independent 5 4 1 5 2 3 1 1 5 2 2 1 4 0 3 2 0 36 0.00% 0
  Independent 3 2 0 5 0 3 0 2 4 3 2 3 2 1 5 2 0 34 0.00% 0
  Independent 9 4 0 7 0 5 0 1 2 1 3 1 0 1 3 4 0 32 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 2 1 6 0 3 0 1 5 4 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 30 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 72,500 40,893 100,142 45,576 57,528 25,914 42,087 97,061 105,077 102,942 77,530 53,359 86,327 87,376 47,202 16,452 1,057,966 100.00% 20
Rejected Votes 3,491 1,457 5,451 1,689 3,431 869 1,173 3,516 3,316 2,831 2,832 1,413 2,161 3,139 1,531 305 38,605
Total Polled 75,991 42,350 105,593 47,265 60,959 26,783 43,260 100,577 108,393 105,773 80,362 54,772 88,488 90,515 48,733 16,757 1,096,571
Registered Electors 98,012 62,722 153,763 67,885 86,388 40,209 60,159 135,242 143,644 137,285 106,335 74,159 118,318 116,454 67,176 1,467,751
Turnout 77.53% 67.52% 68.67% 69.63% 70.56% 66.61% 71.91% 74.37% 75.46% 77.05% 75.57% 73.86% 74.79% 77.73% 72.55% 74.71%

The following candidates were elected:[18] Ranil Wickremasinghe (UNF-UNP), 329,524 preference votes (pv); Wimal Weerawansa (UPFA-JVP), 237,185 pv; Sunil Handunnetti (UPFA-JVP), 152,942 pv; Lakshman Nipuna Arachchi (UPFA-JVP), 122,645 pv; Susil Premajayanth (UPFA-SLFP), 100,074 pv; Milinda Moragoda (UNF-UNP), 99,146 pv; Dinesh Gunawardena (UPFA-MEP), 82,626 pv; Arjuna Ranatunga (UPFA-SLFP), 81,914 pv; Ravi Karunanayake (UNF-UNP), 69,975 pv; M. H. Mohamed (UNF-UNP), 62,559 pv; T. Maheswaran (UNF-UNP), 57,978 pv; Bandula Gunawardane (UNF-UNP), 57,460 pv; M. Mahroof (UNF-UNP), 55,919 pv; Gamini Lokuge (UNF-UNP), 53,810 pv; Jeewan Kumaranatunga (UPFA-SLFP), 51,583 pv; Mano Ganesan (UNF-WPF), 51,508 pv; A. H. M. Fowzie (UPFA-SLFP), 49,719 pv; Uduwe Dhammaloka (JHU), 42,850 pv; Kotapola Amarakitti (JHU), 26,539 pv; and Kataluwe Ratanasiya (JHU), 10,512 pv.

Kataluwe Ratanasiya (JHU) resigned on 18 May 2004. His replacement was Akmeemana Dayarathana (JHU).

T. Maheswaran (UNF-UNP) was killed on 1 January 2008.[19] His replacement Mohamed Rajabdeen (UNF-SLMC) was sworn in on 8 January 2008.[20]

2004 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 4th Western provincial council election held on 10 July 2004:[21]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 29,534 8,968 14,580 9,372 9,615 2,632 10,374 35,610 40,785 38,289 25,690 16,436 31,251 30,382 14,621 4,514 322,653 49.11% 21
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 18,113 15,020 35,680 14,251 23,661 7,622 10,850 20,694 20,364 21,088 20,889 12,758 16,794 25,453 11,369 2,153 276,759 42.12% 18
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 413 1,524 18,727 578 4,209 975 554 54 142 43 2,716 480 62 352 336 19 31,184 4.75% 2
  Western People's Front 400 688 3,282 1,423 3,637 997 308 15 77 10 703 266 11 237 155 10 12,219 1.86% 1
  Democratic Unity Alliance 61 586 2,882 263 667 332 337 62 103 62 273 92 55 278 151 15 6,219 0.95% 1
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 185 297 447 168 247 218 106 229 111 174 207 165 145 202 98 25 3,024 0.46% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 81 79 74 87 38 22 93 152 191 275 386 202 221 134 96 63 2,194 0.33% 0
National Development Front 75 70 85 46 217 20 26 100 126 115 94 65 82 172 42 2 1,337 0.20% 0
United Lalith Front 63 33 144 33 69 11 20 59 42 69 56 41 36 52 37 6 771 0.12% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 16 11 27 17 12 1 17 19 24 33 17 18 21 16 17 10 276 0.04% 0
  Independent 19 8 29 15 10 3 5 19 15 29 11 12 25 22 18 11 251 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 4 28 5 15 4 3 2 4 10 8 4 9 6 3 1 113 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 48,967 27,288 75,985 26,258 42,397 12,837 22,693 57,015 61,984 60,197 51,050 30,539 48,712 57,306 26,943 6,829 657,000 100.00% 43
Rejected Votes 3,022 1,753 4,952 1,809 2,696 694 1,508 3,789 3,936 4,749 3,694 2,191 3,979 3,590 1,989 653 45,004
Total Polled 51,989 29,041 80,937 28,067 45,093 13,531 24,201 60,804 65,920 64,946 54,744 32,730 52,691 60,896 28,932 7,482 702,004
Registered Electors 98,012 62,722 153,763 67,885 86,388 40,209 60,159 135,242 143,644 137,285 106,335 74,159 118,318 116,454 67,176 1,467,751
Turnout 53.04% 46.30% 52.64% 41.34% 52.20% 33.65% 40.23% 44.96% 45.89% 47.31% 51.48% 44.13% 44.53% 52.29% 43.07% 47.83%

The following candidates were elected:[21] Duminda Silva (UNP), 56,569 preference votes (pv); Anura Hemapala (UPFA), 36,029 pv; Andarage Don Gamini Thilakasiri (UPFA), 34,992 pv; Muthumalage Jayantha de Silva (UNP), 34,776 pv; H. Kanchana Peiris (UPFA), 34,658 pv; Hector Bethmage (UPFA), 31,924 pv; S. Watagala (UPFA), 31,836 pv; Abeygunarathna Lakshman (UNP), 30,945 pv; M. Priyanga Kothalawala (UPFA), 30,876 pv; Mohan Lal Grero (UNP), 30,436 pv; G. H. Buddhadasa (UPFA), 29,682 pv; R. V. Pathirana Sarath (UPFA), 29,375 pv; Jayamini Don Hadaragamage Sunil (UPFA), 29,082 pv; Ajantha Niroshan Padukka (UNP), 28,104 pv; Almedha Mahesh (UPFA), 26,886 pv; Nimal R. Peiris (UNP), 26,851 pv; Nauzar Fawsi (UPFA), 25,085 pv; Pathiranage Vasantha Malini (UPFA), 24,727 pv; Hewa Matarage Upali Kodikara (UPFA), 22,786 pv; Danangalage Chandrasiri (UPFA), 22,588 pv; A. Thilakarathne Rajapaksha (UPFA), 22,026 pv; Prince Sagara Senaratne (UNP), 21,547 pv; S. Mohomed Nafli (UPFA), 21,012 pv; Wijayamuni Sumith De Zoysa (UPFA), 20,967 pv; Uswatta Liyanage Senaka Damayantha (UNP), 20,927 pv; M. Mohan (UPFA), 20,909 pv; Ashoka Lankathilaka (UPFA), 20,293 pv; Krishantha Yogadas Pancharathnam (UNP), 20,281 pv; Shavul Hameed Mohomed (UNP), 20,146 pv; Keerthi Udawatta (UPFA), 19,598 pv; Thomson Joseph Mendis (UNP), 19,434 pv; Edirsinghe Arachchige Isura Dewapriya Dharmasena Perera (UPFA), 18,898 pv; Andara Kosthage Harisingha Harischa de Kostha (UNP), 17,798 pv; Arjuna Sujeewa Senasinghe (UNP), 17,405 pv; Kithsiri Fernando (UNP), 16,796 pv; Janaka Mallimarachchi (UNP), 16,349 pv; Sunil Magammana (UNP), 16,265 pv; Mohamad Sherief Mohamad Fairoz (UNP), 15,588 pv; Ilangaratne Manikka Welamma Sellasa (UNP), 14,382 pv; Mohamed Rajabdeen (SLMC), 11,625 pv; Abdul Hi Hassan Mohideen (SLMC), 6,562 pv; Praba Ganesan (WPF), 6,459 pv; and A. J. M. Muzammil (DUA), 1,904 pv.

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 %
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 36,227 25,784 78,908 28,832 45,161 20,475 24,660 43,477 47,025 42,042 40,744 27,106 36,093 43,207 23,743 6,143 569,627 51.12%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 41,936 15,644 20,395 16,919 14,270 5,104 18,005 64,433 65,829 66,660 40,616 26,987 53,681 48,047 25,004 10,901 534,431 47.96%
  Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 281 115 448 102 270 52 67 242 192 163 178 83 103 232 92 8 2,628 0.24%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 114 80 117 159 101 129 158 184 207 192 117 117 173 143 121 62 2,174 0.20%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 209 60 189 66 112 22 57 206 236 238 166 88 138 192 76 2 2,057 0.18%
  Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 88 32 71 33 59 37 34 68 59 67 47 31 52 52 36 9 775 0.07%
Anura De Silva ULF 66 22 93 24 39 10 20 55 54 59 34 19 41 38 26 1 601 0.05%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 51 18 28 11 17 3 19 62 69 57 36 17 46 57 23 5 519 0.05%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 33 17 37 15 20 10 13 64 42 40 27 18 26 33 22 5 422 0.04%
  Wije Dias SEP 36 23 37 23 27 10 19 25 43 37 24 11 35 37 17 6 410 0.04%
  A. K. J. Arachchige DUA 31 10 69 13 27 5 15 44 37 33 19 20 24 34 16 1 398 0.04%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 16 3 20 4 5 7 5 19 8 10 13 3 5 13 3 0 134 0.01%
H. S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 10 1 12 5 3 1 5 3 4 4 7 4 8 4 2 1 74 0.01%
Valid Votes 79,098 41,809 100,424 46,206 60,111 25,865 43,077 108,882 113,805 109,602 82,028 54,504 90,425 92,089 49,181 17,144 1,114,250 100.00%
Rejected Votes 865 453 1,616 694 939 399 369 1,035 1,209 1,110 892 516 910 975 557 340 12,879
Total Polled 79,963 42,262 102,040 46,900 61,050 26,264 43,446 109,917 115,014 110,712 82,920 55,020 91,335 93,064 49,738 17,484 1,127,129
Registered Electors 101,065 60,678 144,916 65,732 85,967 38,621 58,728 141,974 148,435 140,094 107,725 73,274 119,137 115,759 66,432 1,468,537
Turnout 79.12% 69.65% 70.41% 71.35% 71.02% 68.00% 73.98% 77.42% 77.48% 79.03% 76.97% 75.09% 76.66% 80.39% 74.87% 76.75%

2009 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 5th Western provincial council election held on 25 April 2009:[23]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 45,368 14,950 25,505 16,890 15,746 5,483 17,377 61,542 66,362 65,459 42,086 26,902 52,439 45,787 22,560 5,914 530,370 57.78% 25
  United National Party 17,984 16,994 45,414 18,922 27,866 12,244 14,612 28,355 24,219 22,933 22,932 14,819 18,350 25,873 14,201 1,853 327,571 35.69% 15
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,405 587 507 1,061 387 152 551 2,792 3,084 3,331 1,341 1,080 2,331 1,713 1,114 351 21,787 2.37% 1
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 130 894 9,023 506 3,332 796 770 17 160 34 2,352 306 45 138 462 13 18,978 2.07% 1
  Democratic Unity Alliance 64 158 2,350 356 4,267 159 160 49 83 50 468 88 72 70 185 5 8,584 0.94% 1
  Left Front (NSSP et al.) 53 153 564 646 675 816 363 41 42 74 73 51 61 205 170 10 3,997 0.44% 0
United National Alliance 86 56 196 77 111 50 43 87 100 103 103 52 59 81 38 5 1,247 0.14% 0
  Independent 5 12 39 265 159 359 50 21 21 7 12 69 31 20 8 12 0 1,085 0.12% 0
  Independent 3 5 16 316 8 140 11 13 14 6 5 30 11 2 1 5 0 583 0.06% 0
New Sinhala Heritage 58 22 40 17 130 9 7 42 48 24 7 21 62 25 8 6 526 0.06% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 4 14 48 24 35 9 34 31 13 20 38 15 29 32 176 1 523 0.06% 0
  Independent 6 9 30 120 43 93 43 22 16 5 1 85 2 6 7 1 0 483 0.05% 0
  Independent 11 4 72 174 11 67 5 10 7 4 4 72 12 5 14 16 1 478 0.05% 0
  United Socialist Party 20 13 64 37 38 7 11 19 26 17 23 15 22 21 20 2 355 0.04% 0
  Independent 1 9 30 32 33 16 1 1 45 37 22 54 6 16 9 6 1 318 0.03% 0
  Socialist Equality Party 16 4 15 16 9 11 11 13 15 20 9 4 18 15 5 0 181 0.02% 0
  Independent 10 10 2 8 7 11 2 3 9 14 10 12 8 24 4 0 0 124 0.01% 0
United Lanka People's Party 10 8 25 2 20 2 5 4 6 5 2 5 3 5 2 0 104 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 1 5 9 6 5 2 0 8 5 16 3 3 14 0 2 0 79 0.01% 0
  Independent 13 9 6 11 2 4 4 4 2 6 7 4 2 4 7 4 1 77 0.01% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 4 2 2 3 3 6 6 6 5 2 8 7 6 4 1 67 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 0 3 25 0 7 3 3 0 5 2 8 3 3 2 1 0 65 0.01% 0
  Independent 12 7 2 5 3 6 0 6 3 7 4 8 2 1 4 2 0 60 0.01% 0
National People's Party 4 5 0 1 1 0 1 8 7 4 4 1 6 3 1 0 46 0.01% 0
  Independent 2 1 2 8 3 3 1 2 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 44 0.00% 0
  Independent 8 1 0 3 5 2 0 3 1 7 2 1 6 3 2 5 2 43 0.00% 0
  Independent 4 3 1 8 2 5 3 1 6 0 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 40 0.00% 0
Patriotic National Front 4 2 5 1 2 3 2 0 5 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 35 0.00% 0
  Independent 9 8 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 4 3 1 2 2 5 1 1 34 0.00% 0
  Independent 7 1 0 8 0 6 1 3 2 1 2 0 2 1 3 1 0 31 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 65,288 34,073 84,753 38,841 53,346 19,871 34,045 93,148 94,291 92,175 69,793 43,461 73,611 74,047 39,004 8,168 917,915 100.00% 43
Rejected Votes 3,497 1,421 5,272 1,920 3,666 1,160 1,190 3,718 2,922 3,351 2,987 1,412 2,253 2,571 1,501 279 39,120
Total Polled 68,785 35,494 90,025 40,761 57,012 21,031 35,235 96,866 97,213 95,526 72,780 44,873 75,864 76,618 40,505 8,447 957,035
Registered Electors 107,093 63,884 151,308 72,446 103,050 41,441 63,115 154,055 159,596 149,191 114,105 75,555 122,895 115,042 67,817 1,560,593
Turnout 64.23% 55.56% 59.50% 56.26% 55.32% 50.75% 55.83% 62.88% 60.91% 64.03% 63.78% 59.39% 61.73% 66.60% 59.73% 61.33%

The following candidates were elected:[24] Duminda Silva (UPFA), 165,128 preference votes (pv); Thilanga Sumathipala (UPFA-SLFP), 159,603 pv; Udaya Gammanpila (UPFA), 116,144 pv; Rosy Senanayake (UNP), 80,884 pv; Pradeep Undugoda (UPFA), 62,736 pv; Mohan Lal Grero (UNP), 59,056 pv; S. Roger (UPFA), 52,390 pv; Andarage Don Gamini Thilakasiri (UPFA), 49,471 pv; Sujeewa Senasinghe (UNP), 45,958 pv; Praba Ganesan (UNP), 45,899 pv; A. Arangala Lalan Sudath Manju Sri (UNP), 37,878 pv; Jayamini Don Hadaragamage Sunil (UPFA), 39,769 pv; Nauzar Fawsi (UPFA), 39,417 pv; Hector Bethmage (UPFA), 37,890 pv; Salochana Gamage (UPFA), 35,693 pv; Sarath Kumara Sumanasekara (UPFA), 34,373 pv; Thilakarathna Hashan Prasantha (UNP), 32,799 pv; A. J. M. Muzammil (UNP), 31,202 pv; Nalliah Kumaraguruparan (UNP), 30,373 pv; Muthumalage Jayantha De Silva (UNP), 29,560 pv; A. Mahesh Priyal Jayathissa (UPFA), 29,259 pv; Hewamatharage Upali Kodikara (UPFA), 29,215 pv; Edirsinghe Arachchige Isura Dewapriya Dharmasena Perera (UPFA), 29,043 pv; Janaka Deepal Waliwaththe (UPFA), 28,466 pv; Ashoka Lankathilaka (UPFA), 26,973 pv; Wijayamuni Sumith De Zoysa (UPFA), 26,919 pv; Krishantha Yogadas Pancharathnam (UNP), 26,460 pv; Mohamad Sherief Mohamad Fairoz (UNP), 26,353 pv; Abdul Rahuman Mohomed Muin (UNP), 24,272 pv; Adawan Alil S. Rajendran (UNP), 24,096 pv; Ajantha Niroshan Padukka (UNP), 23,501 pv; A. Srinath M. Perera (UNP), 21,880 pv; Moris Wijerathna (UPFA), 21,091; Amal Pushpakumara Singhara Silva (UPFA), 20,639 pv; Kuruwitage Ranjith Mahinda (UPFA), 20,345 pv; A. Thilakarathne Rajapaksha (UPFA), 20,337 pv; Keerthi Udawatta (UPFA), 19,907 pv; Wahalathanthrige Renuka Dhushyantha Perera (UPFA), 19,384 pv; Arachchige Don Jagath Kumara Sumithraarachchi (UPFA), 19,309 pv; Kandage Gamini De Silva (UPFA), 19,048 pv; Arshad Nizamdeen Mohamed (SLMC), 5,789 pv; Abdul Jabbar Mohamed Faiz (DUA), 2,538 pv; and D. Duminda Nagamuwa (JVP), 2,388 pv.

2010 presidential election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 53,664 16,909 21,824 19,107 17,605 6,350 19,457 80,799 76,103 77,474 46,002 29,125 59,360 52,627 26,215 12,119 614,740 52.93%
  Sarath Fonseka NDF 28,875 23,636 73,152 28,334 42,896 19,211 24,441 39,414 45,082 40,474 39,497 26,129 35,162 37,233 22,589 6,897 533,022 45.90%
A. S. P Liyanage SLLP 94 109 170 207 99 33 63 115 124 134 178 136 107 157 71 1 1,798 0.15%
M. C. M. Ismail DUNF 151 67 259 81 197 45 52 143 127 106 135 55 65 69 46 8 1,606 0.14%
C. J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 129 65 387 74 222 43 33 84 105 83 120 46 51 86 44 7 1,579 0.14%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 215 34 96 43 72 20 34 217 179 189 106 45 103 125 59 3 1,540 0.13%
  W. V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 148 47 67 30 57 18 39 131 132 134 96 56 109 108 45 2 1,219 0.10%
  Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 68 46 113 109 112 104 73 52 47 47 43 51 49 67 55 16 1,052 0.09%
Lal Perera ONF 43 34 134 38 80 18 18 42 40 50 63 31 23 42 24 0 680 0.06%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 42 29 105 30 89 19 22 39 45 53 47 19 30 37 22 1 629 0.05%
  Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 52 28 49 31 26 29 25 52 75 70 28 33 40 38 22 2 600 0.05%
  M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 42 28 81 66 86 63 43 23 20 16 15 10 17 19 17 2 548 0.05%
  Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 56 23 86 44 43 10 14 37 45 33 39 24 29 35 22 4 544 0.05%
  Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 37 16 73 19 29 12 19 33 41 33 36 16 23 23 24 3 437 0.04%
  Wije Dias SEP 30 11 32 25 32 21 12 24 26 34 17 9 26 21 17 1 338 0.03%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 12 7 23 14 9 1 6 18 17 19 10 8 13 8 7 4 176 0.02%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 9 7 45 13 12 5 8 10 8 7 15 4 4 12 10 0 169 0.01%
  M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 13 7 30 4 10 5 7 13 18 10 7 2 9 11 7 1 154 0.01%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 10 7 29 14 10 8 5 7 11 7 7 6 12 4 7 0 144 0.01%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 17 8 25 3 7 5 2 11 13 13 14 4 6 11 3 1 143 0.01%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 16 6 23 4 8 5 5 7 11 11 7 10 10 7 6 0 136 0.01%
M. B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 9 8 23 5 14 5 5 8 7 9 4 6 7 12 4 2 128 0.01%
Valid Votes 83,732 41,132 96,826 48,295 61,715 26,030 44,383 121,279 122,276 119,006 86,486 55,825 95,255 90,752 49,316 19,074 1,161,382 100.00%
Rejected Votes 689 543 1,320 699 1,022 444 465 770 850 803 893 557 768 745 512 314 11,394
Total Polled 84,421 41,675 98,146 48,994 62,737 26,474 44,848 122,049 123,126 119,809 87,379 56,382 96,023 91,497 49,828 19,388 1,172,776
Registered Electors 108,138 58,757 139,822 68,643 95,385 38,921 61,194 155,720 158,736 148,696 112,363 73,009 121,247 114,601 66,622 1,521,854
Turnout 78.07% 70.93% 70.19% 71.38% 65.77% 68.02% 73.29% 78.38% 77.57% 80.57% 77.76% 77.23% 79.20% 79.84% 74.79% 77.06%

2010 parliamentary general election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, CWC et al.) 42,259 13,662 21,794 14,662 15,976 5,169 15,472 57,951 56,539 60,139 37,782 22,799 44,200 40,369 19,486 12,637 480,896 51.19% 10
  United National Front (UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P)) 16,730 16,421 51,421 19,241 30,825 13,056 15,831 26,841 23,546 21,953 23,949 16,374 18,937 25,356 15,384 3,885 339,750 36.17% 7
  Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 5,432 3,619 6,243 4,608 3,226 1,675 4,256 10,103 14,460 13,532 8,371 6,729 12,313 8,159 5,061 2,896 110,683 11.78% 2
United Lanka People's Party 118 90 302 82 93 39 53 121 188 180 173 73 125 92 78 21 1,828 0.19% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 15 20 24 20 102 10 7 42 231 82 50 20 60 191 37 13 924 0.10% 0
  Tamil United Liberation Front 5 8 90 176 138 183 94 7 9 16 6 3 11 33 46 9 834 0.09% 0
  Left Liberation Front 20 78 142 38 115 67 48 19 21 26 16 16 23 30 37 10 706 0.08% 0
National Development Front 15 106 192 23 84 5 15 20 11 12 27 5 12 23 24 4 578 0.06% 0
Our National Front 21 7 28 7 26 7 11 41 43 39 28 17 37 41 16 4 373 0.04% 0
  United Socialist Party 21 21 70 38 54 13 13 9 14 17 15 12 12 20 18 5 352 0.04% 0
United National Alternative Front 19 14 51 10 44 19 11 24 18 11 20 12 9 25 4 1 292 0.03% 0
  Independent 10 14 12 28 16 42 15 6 13 7 9 18 9 8 8 7 0 212 0.02% 0
Muslim National Alliance 9 0 28 8 11 4 5 10 10 17 12 7 6 14 6 0 147 0.02% 0
  Independent 16 19 7 25 5 11 3 1 15 14 9 6 7 9 6 4 1 142 0.02% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 19 8 35 9 2 1 5 1 10 16 8 14 4 0 5 3 140 0.01% 0
  Socialist Equality Party 6 7 5 7 14 8 3 11 14 13 9 3 11 11 7 3 132 0.01% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 1 11 20 2 40 0 2 2 9 7 7 7 6 11 2 4 131 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 1 6 35 2 11 0 0 2 4 7 11 6 5 31 4 1 126 0.01% 0
  Independent 11 13 7 6 1 7 7 4 12 15 17 7 3 8 8 4 0 119 0.01% 0
  Independent 15 6 20 25 3 3 3 2 7 9 4 5 5 8 7 7 1 115 0.01% 0
United Democratic Front 11 5 19 4 8 6 5 7 8 5 4 7 6 15 3 1 114 0.01% 0
  Independent 12 8 10 20 2 12 1 4 11 5 9 6 4 7 6 2 0 107 0.01% 0
  Independent 13 4 3 8 5 9 0 2 5 11 15 4 4 7 2 4 1 84 0.01% 0
  Independent 7 2 1 0 3 9 0 0 5 11 5 5 2 4 27 1 0 75 0.01% 0
  Independent 14 12 0 11 1 5 2 0 6 2 5 7 2 4 2 3 2 64 0.01% 0
  Independent 8 4 3 6 2 3 0 2 4 12 5 8 4 1 8 0 1 63 0.01% 0
  Independent 1 2 2 9 2 7 1 0 3 6 7 2 0 1 4 1 1 48 0.01% 0
  Independent 4 2 2 15 0 5 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 0 2 0 0 45 0.00% 0
  Independent 9 4 3 3 1 11 1 4 3 2 1 1 0 2 5 2 0 43 0.00% 0
  Independent 2 0 1 14 3 4 1 3 1 4 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 38 0.00% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1 0 1 3 3 3 2 3 2 1 5 1 5 3 2 0 35 0.00% 0
  Independent 3 6 0 4 2 2 0 1 3 4 1 1 2 2 0 2 1 31 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 4 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 5 1 0 2 2 3 1 3 30 0.00% 0
National People's Party 3 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 5 1 2 0 1 29 0.00% 0
Ceylon Democratic Unity Alliance 2 1 4 2 3 2 0 1 3 1 2 2 0 1 2 1 27 0.00% 0
Patriotic National Front 0 1 3 2 0 1 3 1 4 4 3 0 1 1 1 1 26 0.00% 0
  Independent 6 0 1 4 0 1 3 0 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 20 0.00% 0
  Independent 5 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 16 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 64,810 34,162 80,691 38,996 50,909 20,311 35,868 95,311 95,257 96,179 70,583 46,159 75,847 74,517 40,263 19,512 939,375 100.00% 19
Rejected Votes 4,225 1,998 6,606 2,562 4,495 1,283 1,606 4,206 4,193 4,160 3,863 1,877 3,014 3,725 1,990 551 50,354
Total Polled 69,035 36,160 87,297 41,558 55,404 21,594 37,474 99,517 99,450 100,339 74,446 48,036 78,861 78,242 42,253 20,063 989,729
Registered Electors 108,138 58,757 139,822 68,643 95,385 38,921 61,194 155,720 158,736 148,696 112,363 73,009 121,247 114,601 66,622 1,521,854
Turnout 63.84% 61.54% 62.43% 60.54% 58.08% 55.48% 61.24% 63.91% 62.65% 67.48% 66.25% 65.79% 65.04% 68.27% 63.42% 65.03%

The following candidates were elected:[27] Wimal Weerawansa (UPFA-NFF), 280,672 preference votes (pv); Ranil Wickremasinghe (UNF-UNP), 232,957 pv; Duminda Silva (UPFA), 146,336 pv; Champika Ranawaka (UPFA-JHU), 120,333 pv; Dinesh Gunawardena (UPFA-MEP), 116,860 pv; Sarath Fonseka (DNA), 98,458 pv; Sunil Handunnetti (DNA-JVP), 78,126 pv; Ravi Karunanayake (UNF-UNP), 70,328 pv; Mohan Lal Grero (UNF), 68,008 pv; Rosy Senanayake (UNF), 66,357 pv; Bandula Gunawardane (UPFA), 64,654 pv; Thilanga Sumathipala (UPFA-SLFP), 60,848 pv; Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa (UNF), 60,030 pv; Susil Premajayanth (UPFA-SLFP), 54,702 pv; Sujeewa Senasinghe (UNF), 52,559 pv; A. H. M. Fowzie (UPFA-SLFP), 51,641 pv; Jeewan Kumaranatunga (UPFA-SLFP), 51,080 pv; Gamini Lokuge (UPFA), 49,750 pv; and Praba Ganesan (UNF-DPF), 42,851 pv.

Sarath Fonseka (DNA) vacated his seat on 7 October 2010 after being sentenced to 30 months imprisonment by a court martial after being found guilty of breaching arms procurement guideline.[28][29] His replacement Jayantha Ketagoda (DNA) was sworn in on 8 March 2011.[30]

2014 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 6th Western provincial council election held on 29 March 2014:[1]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Avissa
-wella
Borella Colo
-mbo
Central
Colo
-mbo
East
Colo
-mbo
North
Colo
-mbo
West
Dehi
-wela
Homa
-gama
Kadu
-wela
Kes-
bewa
Kolon
-nawa
Kotte Mahara
-gama
Mora
-tuwa
Ratma
-lana
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 42,635 11,750 17,472 12,806 10,873 4,783 12,361 53,983 58,259 55,372 35,813 20,217 42,883 38,305 17,396 8,175 443,083 45.33% 18
  United National Party 15,363 15,302 40,170 13,092 16,165 7,073 11,629 32,890 20,713 27,499 22,072 10,970 14,666 24,366 11,347 2,221 285,538 29.21% 12
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,092 2,908 2,126 3,088 1,214 769 2,196 9,127 10,659 9,807 6,112 4,201 8,504 4,848 3,621 1,165 74,437 7.62% 3
  Democratic Party 4,297 1,787 2,166 2,496 1,488 1,098 3,301 6,194 10,182 7,427 5,637 5,024 9,115 5,956 3,887 1,470 71,525 7.32% 3
  Democratic People's Front 1,790 1,764 8,854 5,643 12,795 5,703 2,639 37 83 57 2,371 434 102 706 1,096 82 44,156 4.52% 2
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 199 999 8,629 538 4,174 801 710 26 138 36 2,403 629 53 307 505 16 20,163 2.06% 1
  All Ceylon Makkal Congress 185 888 4,480 404 6,111 574 700 62 98 90 1,037 180 88 159 418 17 15,491 1.58% 1
  Independent 1 476 402 1,244 191 2,633 21 15 13 32 29 396 149 17 14 12 11 5,655 0.58% 0
  Ceylon Workers' Congress 473 171 883 289 1,295 342 91 21 31 16 124 52 16 20 52 9 3,885 0.40% 0
  Independent 3 28 129 219 703 77 21 74 56 107 112 186 115 93 29 88 16 2,053 0.21% 0
  Independent 2 37 9 16 60 11 3 254 223 172 304 38 82 143 256 148 8 1,764 0.18% 0
United Lanka People's Party 60 38 116 63 93 19 24 123 94 126 74 25 281 118 19 10 1,283 0.13% 0
  Independent 10 13 145 367 243 159 27 8 7 7 10 92 75 13 13 31 1 1,211 0.12% 0
  Nava Sama Samaja Party 29 73 170 106 104 95 54 38 47 59 70 29 58 40 82 7 1,061 0.11% 0
  Independent 6 95 27 68 35 47 22 52 81 110 86 88 62 100 93 73 15 1,054 0.11% 0
New Democratic Front 41 32 61 55 70 30 43 74 111 105 70 75 97 56 45 81 1,046 0.11% 0
Jana Setha Peramuna 17 24 33 36 15 14 21 98 226 73 184 38 102 49 23 14 967 0.10% 0
Patriotic National Front 59 44 80 30 169 4 18 40 72 49 55 38 58 42 31 8 797 0.08% 0
  Independent 11 31 26 60 20 28 9 10 35 31 29 35 12 16 30 16 3 391 0.04% 0
Our National Front 21 6 19 11 16 10 8 18 53 31 31 19 45 25 9 8 330 0.03% 0
United Peace Front 11 13 64 8 39 3 4 19 18 20 35 20 18 9 10 1 292 0.03% 0
  Independent 9 16 21 44 10 22 2 7 22 20 13 30 12 10 22 8 1 260 0.03% 0
United Lanka Great Council 17 7 31 30 4 5 10 25 26 21 21 11 16 19 10 3 256 0.03% 0
  Socialist Equality Party 12 10 10 10 29 4 7 18 21 24 16 12 26 13 6 2 220 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 30 8 16 8 5 11 2 2 4 5 5 2 7 6 4 5 120 0.01% 0
  Independent 4 8 2 12 6 9 1 9 8 9 9 3 9 4 8 9 2 108 0.01% 0
  Independent 7 4 6 8 1 10 7 2 7 12 13 7 7 8 9 6 1 108 0.01% 0
  Independent 8 4 14 5 5 4 3 12 7 14 5 4 3 13 6 0 99 0.01% 0
  Independent 5 9 1 12 4 4 1 4 11 9 5 1 5 3 4 0 73 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 70,052 36,592 87,444 39,991 57,664 21,455 34,253 103,263 101,353 101,445 77,015 42,504 76,547 75,534 38,962 13,352 977,426 100.00% 40
Rejected Votes 3,837 1,610 4,066 1,998 3,363 1,019 1,487 4,078 4,342 4,072 3,526 1,729 3,044 3,123 1,787 681 43,762
Total Polled 73,889 38,202 91,510 41,989 61,027 22,474 35,740 107,341 105,695 105,517 80,541 44,233 79,591 78,657 40,749 14,033 1,021,188
Registered Electors 115,098 57,373 130,186 66,572 87,542 39,625 60,543 169,679 168,043 160,493 118,098 73,539 127,060 113,257 65,626 1,552,734
Turnout 64.20% 66.59% 70.29% 63.07% 69.71% 56.72% 59.03% 63.26% 62.90% 65.75% 68.20% 60.15% 62.64% 69.45% 62.09% 65.77%

The following candidates were elected:[31][32][33] Hirunika Premachandra (UPFA), 139,034 preference votes (pv); Udaya Gammanpila (UPFA), 115,637 pv; Saidulla Mustajab Marikkar (UNP), 67,243 pv; Hewamatharage Upali Kodikara (UPFA), 47,822 pv; Lalan Sudath Manju Sri Arangala (UNP), 45,654 pv; K. D. Lalkantha (JVP), 45,460 pv; Roger Seneviratne (UPFA), 44,011 pv; Malsha Kumaranatunga (UPFA), 43,324 pv; Mohomed Mujibur Rahuman (UNP), 42,126 pv; Rasika Manjula Buddhadasa Goluhewage (UPFA), 37,125 pv; Ajantha Niroshan Padukka (UNP), 33,846 pv; Salochana Gamage (UPFA), 33,495 pv; S. K. Kindelpitiya (DP), 32,918 pv; Pahala Wattage Don Loshan Leonard Karunarathne (UNP), 32,911 pv; Mohomed Sheriff Mohomed Fairoos (UNP), 32,642 pv; Andarage Don Gamini Thilakasiri (UPFA), 31,532 pv; Almeida Mahesh Priyal Jayatissa (UPFA), 30,191 pv; Arachchige Don Jagath Kumara Sumithra (UPFA), 29,499 pv; Hector Bethmage (UPFA), 28,766 pv; Mano Ganesan (DPF), 28,558 pv; E. Srinath M. Perera (UNP), 27,942 pv; Janaka Deepal Weliwatta (UPFA), 27,578 pv; Edirisinghe Arachchige Isura Dewapriya Dharmasena Perera (UPFA), 26,164 pv; Undugoda Pradeep Saman Kumara Rupasinghage (UPFA), 26,031 pv; Gayan Nishantha Sriwarnasinghe (UPFA); 24,942 pv; Muthumalage Jayantha De Silva (UNP), 24,450 pv; Amal Pushpa Kumara Sinhara Silva (UPFA), 24,431 pv; Don Hadara Gamage Sunil Jayamini (UPFA), 23,832 pv; Uswatta Liyanage Senaka Damayantha De Silva (UNP), 23,586 pv; Kolannage Thushara Vajira Perera (UPFA), 23,423 pv; Anuradha Vimalarathna (UNP), 21,205 pv; Udara Sathyajith Rathnayake (UNP), 20,165 pv; Rodney Rudolph Fraser (UNP) 19,643 pv; S. Pravardan (DPF), 14,888 pv; R. Nimal Peiris (DP), 14,822 pv; Udawela Lekamlage Nalin Pradeep Udawela (DP), 13,653 pv; Lakshman Nipuna Arachchi (JVP), 9,528 pv; Vatagala Hewage Sunil (JVP), 8,380 pv; Mohamed Arshad Nizamdeen (SLMC); and Abdul Jabbar Mohemed Faiz (ACMC).

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