Elections in Sri Lanka

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Elections in Sri Lanka gives information on election and election results in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The Parliament has 225 members, elected for a six-year term, 196 members elected in multi-seat constituencies through proportional representation system where each party is allocated a number of seats from the quota for each district according to the proportion of the total vote that party obtains in the district. The other 29 which is called the national list are appointed by each party secretary according to the island wide proportional vote the party obtains.

Sri Lanka has a multi party system, with two dominant political parties.

Latest elections[edit]

2015 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2015 Sri Lankan presidential election[1]
Candidate Party Votes  %
  Maithripala Sirisena New Democratic Front 6,217,162 51.28%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa United People's Freedom Alliance 5,768,090 47.58%
Ratnayake Arachchige Sirisena Patriotic National Front 18,174 0.15%
Namal Ajith Rajapaksa Our National Front 15,726 0.13%
Maulawi Ibrahim Mohanmed Mishlar United Peace Front 14,379 0.12%
A. S. P. Liyanage Sri Lanka Labour Party 14,351 0.12%
Ruwanthileke Peduru United Lanka People’s Party 12,436 0.10%
  Aithurus M. Illias Independent 10,618 0.09%
Duminda Nagamuwa Frontline Socialist Party 9,941 0.08%
  Siritunga Jayasuriya United Socialist Party 8,840 0.07%
Sarath Manamendra New Sinhala Heritage 6,875 0.06%
  Pani Wijesiriwardene Socialist Equality Party 4,277 0.04%
  Anurudha Polgampola Independent 4,260 0.04%
  Sundaram Mahendran Nava Sama Samaja Party 4,047 0.03%
Muthu Bandara Theminimulla All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 3,846 0.03%
Battaramulle Seelarathana Jana Setha Peramuna 3,750 0.03%
Prasanna Priyankara Democratic National Movement 2,793 0.02%
Jayantha Kulathunga United Lanka Great Council 2,061 0.02%
Wimal Geeganage Sri Lanka National Front 1,826 0.02%
Valid votes 12,123,452 100.00%
Rejected votes 140,925
Total polled 12,264,377
Registered electors 15,044,490
Turnout 81.52%


2010 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2010 Sri Lankan parliamentary election[2][3]
Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
District National Total
  United People's Freedom Alliance 4,846,388 60.33% 127 17 144
  United National Front[c] 2,357,057 29.34% 51 9 60
  Tamil National Alliance[d] 233,190 2.90% 13 1 14
  Democratic National Alliance 441,251 5.49% 5 2 7
  Independents 38,947 0.48% 0 0 0
  Up-Country People's Front[b] 24,670 0.31% 0 0 0
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal 20,284 0.25% 0 0 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 12,170 0.15% 0 0 0
  Tamil United Liberation Front 9,223 0.11% 0 0 0
  Tamil National People's Front[e] 7,544 0.09% 0 0 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front 6,036 0.08% 0 0 0
Sri Lanka National Front 5,313 0.07% 0 0 0
Others 31,644 0.39% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 8,033,717 100.00% 196 29 225
Rejected Votes 596,972
Total Polled 8,630,689
Registered Electors 14,088,500
Turnout 61.26%

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The EPDP contested separately in Vanni and with the United People's Freedom Alliance in all other districts.
  2. ^ a b The UCPF contested separately in Badulla and Nuwara Eliya, and with the United People's Freedom Alliance in all other districts.
  3. ^ The UNF contested under the name and symbol of United National Party.
  4. ^ The TNA contested under the name and symbol of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi.
  5. ^ The TNPF contested under the name and symbol of All Ceylon Tamil Congress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidential Election 08-01-2015 - Official Results - All Island Final Result". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ "Parliamentary General Election 2010 - Official Results". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ "Parliamentary General Election 2010". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 

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