Kalutara Electoral District

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This article is about the electoral district in Sri Lanka. For the administrative district, see Kalutara District.
Kalutara
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Kalutara
Province Western
Polling divisions 8
Population 1,118,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 813,233[2] (2010)
Area 1,598 km2 (617 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 10
MPs Rohitha Abeygunawardena, UPFA
Reginald Cooray, UPFA
Nirmala Kotalawala, UPFA
Ajith Perera, UNF
Arjuna Ranatunga, DNA
Mahinda Samarasinghe, UPFA
Rajitha Senaratne, UPFA
Palitha Thewarapperuma, UNF
Kumara Welgama, UPFA
Vidura Wickremenayake, UPFA

Kalutara 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 Kalutara in the Western province. The district currently elects 10 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 813,233 registered electors in 2010.[2]

1982 Presidential Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
Junius Jayewardene UNP 25,681 26,631 27,951 21,486 27,056 26,167 24,494 26,648 5,478 211,592 50.15%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 21,041 25,500 22,349 20,068 23,518 22,992 23,154 23,861 3,391 185,874 44.06%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 2,043 1,583 1,812 998 1,361 2,306 2,164 2,011 221 14,499 3.44%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 2,079 730 608 521 359 1,707 537 1,776 296 8,613 2.04%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 79 81 42 57 186 112 89 189 36 871 0.21%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 80 35 39 64 48 39 107 27 4 443 0.11%
Valid Votes 51,003 54,560 52,801 43,194 52,528 53,323 50,545 54,512 9,426 421,892 100.00%
Rejected Votes 944 628 544 582 459 612 741 677 103 5,290
Total Polled 51,947 55,188 53,345 43,776 52,987 53,935 51,286 55,189 9,529 427,182
Registered Electors 62,890 65,013 64,357 51,297 61,356 64,944 61,809 67,549 499,215
Turnout 82.60% 84.89% 82.89% 85.34% 86.36% 83.05% 82.97% 81.70% 85.57%
Source:[4]

1988 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 11
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
10
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 2
Others 0
Valid Votes 23
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors
Turnout
Source:

1988 Presidential Election[edit]

Results of the 2nd presidential election held on 19 December 1988 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 15,255 26,897 21,920 18,491 24,116 22,425 19,908 28,366 2,383 179,761 49.57%
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 15,155 26,066 20,529 18,705 23,868 22,551 17,917 22,701 2,018 169,510 46.74%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 905 2,261 952 743 1,339 2,559 836 3,548 232 13,375 3.69%
Valid Votes 31,315 55,224 43,401 37,939 49,323 47,535 38,661 54,615 4,633 362,646 100.00%
Rejected Votes 521 871 700 880 632 1,161 716 799 257 6,537
Total Polled 31,836 56,095 44,101 38,819 49,955 48,696 39,377 55,414 4,890 369,183
Registered Electors 70,991 73,585 73,408 58,030 69,405 75,912 70,457 78,330 570,118
Turnout 44.85% 76.23% 60.08% 66.89% 71.98% 64.15% 55.89% 70.74% 64.76%
Source:[5]

1989 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 9th parliamentary election held on 15 February 1989 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
United National Party 16,311 24,894 19,298 16,360 25,770 17,840 13,643 20,473 5,480 160,069 49.84% 6
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 11,397 23,202 12,976 12,024 17,658 14,374 12,156 23,778 3,945 131,510 40.94% 5
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 158 1,968 5,250 321 129 2,248 436 2,428 33 12,971 4.04% 0
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
679 1,764 642 207 1,778 3,311 414 3,025 522 12,342 3.84% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 101 369 112 253 839 122 108 641 145 2,690 0.84% 0
United Lanka People's Party 175 167 224 156 103 247 312 165 62 1,611 0.50% 0
Valid Votes 28,821 52,364 38,502 29,321 46,277 38,142 27,069 50,510 10,187 321,193 100.00% 11
Rejected Votes 2,545 2,550 2,214 2,463 2,883 2,407 2,621 2,162 294 20,139
Total Polled 31,366 54,914 40,716 31,784 49,160 40,549 29,690 52,672 10,481 341,332
Registered Electors 69,937 72,270 72,355 57,111 67,915 73,971 68,955 76,836 10,843 570,193
Turnout 44.85% 75.98% 56.27% 55.65% 72.38% 54.82% 43.06% 68.55% 96.66% 59.86%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Thilak Karunaratne (SLFP), 54,339 preference votes (pv); Indradasa Hettiarachchi (UNP), 54,099 pv; Sumitha Priyanganie Abeyweera (SLFP), 51,494 pv; Neville Fernando (SLFP), 40,977 pv; Anil Moonesinghe (SLFP), 40,320 pv; Punsiri Senaraja Perera Samaranayake (UNP), 36,150 pv; Abdul Bakeer Makar Imtiyas (UNP), 35,433 pv; Pathirage Don Abeyratne (UNP), 30,292 pv; Mangala Moonesinghe (SLFP), 28,522 pv; Manna Marakkalage Mervin Joseph Cooray (UNP), 27,991 pv; and Jayasiri Sarath Kumara Ranawaka (UNP), 20,983 pv.

1993 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 10
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 9
Democratic United National Front 3
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 1
Others 0
Valid Votes 23
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors
Turnout
Source:

1994 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 10th parliamentary election held on 16 August 1994 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 31,009 37,374 33,686 24,364 32,374 34,349 30,514 39,309 8,775 271,754 53.77% 6
United National Party 27,007 28,531 29,063 23,755 27,562 27,482 26,520 25,692 5,503 221,115 43.75% 4
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 693 774 809 226 515 1,107 969 970 175 6,238 1.23% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 402 707 776 305 771 727 670 1,163 393 5,914 1.17% 0
People's Freedom Front 54 31 42 35 50 27 54 41 5 339 0.07% 0
Valid Votes 59,165 67,417 64,376 48,685 61,272 63,692 58,727 67,175 14,851 505,360 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3,818 3,059 2,805 3,121 2,656 3,029 4,034 2,642 233 25,397
Total Polled 62,983 70,476 67,181 51,806 63,928 66,721 62,761 69,817 15,084 530,757
Registered Electors 78,540 86,676 83,849 63,131 77,877 86,437 80,135 89,554 646,199
Turnout 80.19% 81.31% 80.12% 82.06% 82.09% 77.19% 78.32% 77.96% 82.14%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (PA), 88,213 preference votes (pv); Abeyweera Sumithra Priyanganie (PA), 85,661 pv; Reginald Cooray (PA), 85,297 pv; Kumara Welgama (PA), 79,056 pv; Ediriweera Premarathna (PA), 70,041 pv; Abdul Bakeer Markar Imthiyas (UNP), 68,519 pv; Thilak Karunarathna (UNP), 63,206 pv; Jayasiri Sarath Kumara Ranawaka (UNP), 60,506 pv; Mahinda Samarasinghe (UNP), 59,150 pv; and Anil Moonesinghe (PA), 56,071 pv.

1994 Presidential Election[edit]

Results of the 3rd presidential election held on 9 November 1994 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 32,467 40,503 36,364 27,072 36,064 37,490 33,726 42,951 9,049 295,686 61.47%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 21,903 23,655 23,487 20,094 21,886 22,209 20,667 20,032 4,533 178,466 37.10%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 322 315 246 281 351 237 286 166 9 2,213 0.46%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 190 263 115 172 262 226 202 340 98 1,868 0.39%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 163 187 135 131 212 170 168 198 34 1,398 0.29%
G.A. Nihal SLPF 201 177 153 145 147 161 201 161 42 1,388 0.29%
Valid Votes 55,246 65,100 60,500 47,895 58,922 60,493 55,250 63,848 13,765 481,019 100.00%
Rejected Votes 893 929 660 772 932 929 1,045 922 227 7,309
Total Polled 56,139 66,029 61,160 48,667 59,854 61,422 56,295 64,770 13,992 488,328
Registered Electors 78,540 86,676 83,849 63,131 77,877 86,437 80,135 89,554 646,199
Turnout 71.48% 76.18% 72.94% 77.09% 76.86% 71.06% 70.25% 72.33% 75.57%
Source:[8]

1999 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 3rd Western provincial council election held on 6 April 1999 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 199,054 44.16% 10
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 198,702 44.08% 10
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 28,347 6.29% 2
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 7,230 1.60% 1
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 7,149 1.59% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 5,427 1.20% 0
National Union of Workers (CWC, DWC) 4,051 0.90% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 567 0.13% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 209 0.05% 0
Valid Votes 450,736 100.00% 23
Rejected Votes 28,441
Total Polled 479,177
Registered Electors 676,962
Turnout 70.78%
Sources:[9][10]

1999 Presidential Election[edit]

Results of the 4th presidential election held on 21 December 1999 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 30,128 40,384 34,369 25,424 37,559 35,751 32,352 39,081 6,169 281,217 52.88%
Ranil Wickramasinghe UNP 26,506 28,430 29,585 22,879 27,700 27,131 25,813 24,976 4,403 217,423 40.88%
M.D.N. Gunathilaka JVP 3,014 3,262 2,421 1,397 2,648 3,369 3,221 3,647 791 23,770 4.47%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 227 384 148 184 308 386 316 596 172 2,721 0.51%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 208 171 160 156 182 127 183 90 2 1,279 0.24%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 176 154 150 131 139 135 148 96 4 1,133 0.21%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 163 139 114 128 126 111 162 81 4 1,028 0.19%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 78 154 81 45 130 131 75 242 67 1,003 0.19%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 86 78 159 69 77 105 74 144 4 796 0.15%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 76 90 70 69 79 77 83 60 4 608 0.11%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 83 37 35 63 40 38 71 19 0 386 0.07%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 34 40 15 28 31 31 32 16 2 229 0.04%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 34 31 14 24 21 21 35 25 11 216 0.04%
Valid Votes 60,813 73,354 67,321 50,597 69,040 67,413 62,565 69,073 11,633 531,809 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,226 1,467 1,145 991 1,417 1,540 1,492 2,014 504 11,796
Total Polled 62,039 74,821 68,466 51,588 70,457 68,953 64,057 71,087 12,137 543,605
Registered Electors 82,145 93,107 87,513 66,212 86,680 90,723 84,575 91,768 682,723
Turnout 75.52% 80.36% 78.24% 77.91% 81.28% 76.00% 75.74% 77.46% 79.62%
Source:[11]

2000 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 11th parliamentary election held on 10 October 2000 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
28,531 35,860 30,179 24,308 36,659 31,469 29,968 30,848 7,353 255,175 46.86% 5
United National Party 27,665 27,434 29,392 22,812 27,259 26,641 25,518 25,994 4,500 217,215 39.89% 4
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,128 5,534 3,988 2,037 4,191 5,516 4,709 7,047 1,223 38,373 7.05% 1
Sinhala Heritage 835 2,760 1,565 597 1,233 2,428 1,648 4,035 518 15,619 2.87% 0
National Unity Alliance (SLMC) 153 1,688 3,671 471 82 2,464 519 2,857 38 11,943 2.19% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 492 323 299 265 452 289 426 363 25 2,934 0.54% 0
Citizen's Front 67 48 185 52 76 47 80 75 12 642 0.12% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 92 81 33 52 80 80 52 146 21 637 0.12% 0
Independent 4 70 55 64 38 48 32 56 37 0 400 0.07% 0
Democratic United National Front 41 32 31 41 37 30 40 40 0 292 0.05% 0
Left & Democratic Alliance 9 14 18 17 17 52 75 41 12 255 0.05% 0
Independent 5 33 22 18 17 17 26 39 21 3 196 0.04% 0
Independent 1 25 15 21 18 20 22 28 22 0 171 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 20 22 21 5 12 26 37 21 4 168 0.03% 0
Independent 3 28 17 8 15 15 17 15 8 0 123 0.02% 0
Independent 2 13 21 11 16 13 8 16 20 0 118 0.02% 0
National Development Front 15 30 6 10 14 7 11 18 2 113 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 8 16 12 3 9 3 5 9 0 65 0.01% 0
Peoples Freedom Front 4 6 6 6 3 6 6 4 0 41 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 3 5 2 5 6 7 7 0 38 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 62,232 73,981 69,533 50,782 70,242 69,169 63,255 71,613 13,711 544,518 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3,534 3,159 2,885 3,046 2,928 3,385 3,672 2,792 330 25,731
Total Polled 65,766 77,140 72,418 53,828 73,170 72,554 66,927 74,405 14,041 570,249
Registered Electors 83,947 95,223 89,742 67,198 88,937 92,550 85,838 94,221 697,656
Turnout 78.34% 81.01% 80.70% 80.10% 82.27% 78.39% 77.97% 78.97% 81.74%
Source:[12]

The following candidates were elected:[13] Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (PA), 148,705 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Samarasinghe (UNP), 82,511 pv; Imtiaz Bakeer Markar (UNP), 74,555 pv; Rajitha Senaratne (UNP), 73,382 pv; Reginald Cooray (PA), 67,945 pv; Tudor Dayaratne (PA), 63,636 pv; Kumara Welgama (PA), 60,394 pv; Ediriweera Premaratne (PA), 53,690 pv; Aberatne Pathirage Don (UNP), 47,271 pv; and Nandana Gunathilake (JVP), 5,628 pv.

2001 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 12th parliamentary election held on 5 December 2001 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
29,734 33,272 36,709 24,592 31,462 32,344 29,290 32,013 254,339 45.94% 5
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
25,147 32,966 25,641 20,909 31,788 28,693 25,761 29,288 226,468 40.91% 4
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 6,599 8,544 6,581 3,976 7,013 8,768 7,697 9,435 60,451 10.92% 1
Sinhala Heritage 297 845 455 215 476 736 552 1,367 5,103 0.92% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 318 326 321 201 346 263 283 290 2,369 0.43% 0
United Socialist Party 292 255 358 242 215 291 271 230 2,162 0.39% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 216 220 260 200 201 186 212 189 1,693 0.31% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 23 43 6 7 28 26 12 54 204 0.04% 0
Independent 7 29 15 14 37 26 24 16 16 178 0.03% 0
National Development Front 16 20 17 13 12 15 22 12 129 0.02% 0
Independent 5 22 3 14 8 12 11 18 10 99 0.02% 0
Independent 6 10 14 9 15 16 6 12 13 95 0.02% 0
Independent 2 9 8 11 4 10 14 6 6 70 0.01% 0
Independent 4 11 6 8 3 12 7 7 2 59 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 5 9 6 8 5 6 9 55 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 5 8 4 7 5 6 6 11 53 0.01% 0
Independent 1 9 1 4 6 3 4 11 11 49 0.01% 0
Independent 3 6 4 9 5 5 6 4 4 43 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 62,746 76,555 70,430 50,446 71,638 71,405 64,186 72,960 553,619 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 4,963 3,912 3,903 3,730 3,779 3,911 4,472 3,655 32,617
Total Polled 67,709 80,467 74,333 54,176 75,417 75,316 68,658 76,615 586,236
Registered Electors 86,105 98,871 92,658 67,795 91,968 95,698 88,182 96,487 717,764
Turnout 78.64% 81.39% 80.22% 79.91% 82.00% 78.70% 77.86% 79.40% 81.68%
Sources:[14][15]

The following candidates were elected:[16] Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (PA), 120,432 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Samarasinghe (UNF), 108,583 pv; Rajitha Senaratne (UNF), 102,919 pv; Imtiaz Bakeer Markar (UNF), 89,147 pv; Kumara Welgama (PA), 81,507 pv; Tudor Dayaratne (PA), 55,181 pv; Pathirage Don Abeyratne (UNF), 52,414 pv; Rohitha Abeygunawardena (PA), 46,571 pv; Ananda Lakshman Wijemanne (UNF), 45,766; and Nandana Gunathilake (JVP), 8,312 pv.

2004 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 13th parliamentary election held on 2 April 2004 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 33,939 41,850 33,583 25,374 38,421 37,958 36,294 35,687 8,102 291,208 51.72% 6
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
26,456 27,240 30,210 22,767 26,764 26,255 24,912 24,020 4,097 212,721 37.78% 3
Jathika Hela Urumaya 2,538 8,989 6,751 2,621 7,166 8,324 4,542 14,274 1,410 56,615 10.06% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 39 87 37 34 84 118 35 113 13 560 0.10% 0
United Socialist Party 61 52 75 37 41 47 40 79 0 432 0.08% 0
United Muslim People's Party 56 47 94 40 46 44 58 35 0 420 0.07% 0
Independent 9 35 26 24 26 23 24 34 19 1 212 0.04% 0
United Lalith Front 23 18 21 17 26 19 24 11 2 161 0.03% 0
Independent 8 21 14 27 11 13 15 22 16 1 140 0.02% 0
Swarajya 16 18 4 13 28 6 6 8 1 100 0.02% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 9 10 12 5 12 7 9 12 3 79 0.01% 0
Independent 1 10 3 7 6 4 7 14 4 1 56 0.01% 0
Independent 7 7 6 2 4 7 4 4 5 4 43 0.01% 0
Independent 6 4 8 5 5 3 3 6 6 1 41 0.01% 0
Independent 2 2 5 7 6 6 3 5 1 0 35 0.01% 0
Democratic United National Front 5 9 2 6 0 2 6 2 2 34 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 6 8 3 1 4 3 3 4 0 32 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 5 5 7 3 2 1 6 2 0 31 0.01% 0
Independent 4 4 4 4 5 2 5 1 3 1 29 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 3 1 2 5 5 4 3 4 0 27 0.00% 0
Independent 5 5 3 4 0 4 2 3 3 0 24 0.00% 0
Independent 3 2 2 2 1 5 3 3 1 0 19 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 63,246 78,405 70,883 50,987 72,666 72,854 66,030 74,309 13,639 563,019 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 4,665 3,826 3,912 3,728 3,407 3,766 4,000 3,240 197 30,741
Total Polled 67,911 82,231 74,795 54,715 76,073 76,620 70,030 77,549 13,836 593,760
Registered Electors 88,142 104,093 96,897 69,720 96,686 99,940 90,919 99,741 746,138
Turnout 77.05% 79.00% 77.19% 78.48% 78.68% 76.67% 77.02% 77.75% 79.58%
Source:[17]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Nandana Gunathilake (UPFA-JVP), 135,743 preference votes (pv); Rajitha Senaratne (UNF-UNP), 97,001 pv; S. A. Jayantha Samaraweera (UPFA-JVP), 95,461 pv; Mahinda Samarasinghe (UNF-UNP), 93,758 pv; Reginald Cooray (UPFA-SLFP), 78,693 pv; Piyasiri Wijenayake (UPFA-JVP), 75,982 pv; Kumara Welgama (UPFA-SLFP), 73,350 pv; Rohitha Abeygunawardena (UPFA-SLFP), 62,598 pv; Sarath Ranawaka (UNF-UNP), 48,380 pv; and Athuraliye Rathana (JHU), 10,772 pv.

Reginald Cooray (UPFA-SLFP) resigned on 28 May 2004 to contest the Western provincial council elections.[19] His replacement Nirmala Kotalawala was sworn in on 20 July 2004.[20]

Sarath Ranawaka (UNF-UNP) died on 25 July 2009.[21] His replacement Ananda Lakshman Wijemanna (UNF-UNP) was sworn in on 6 August 2009.[22]

2004 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 4th Western provincial council election held on 10 July 2004 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 26,811 35,838 24,363 19,537 29,468 28,073 26,259 29,543 5,022 224,914 57.27% 12
United National Party 18,944 16,363 16,974 15,066 19,388 16,241 20,838 15,333 2,189 141,336 35.99% 7
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 204 2,974 9,547 585 40 3,760 711 5,070 35 22,926 5.84% 1
United Socialist Party 258 242 295 256 268 255 325 216 10 2,125 0.54% 0
National Development Front 104 166 104 81 105 97 97 113 5 872 0.22% 0
Independent 3 22 21 29 31 19 14 45 26 1 208 0.05% 0
Independent 2 15 23 15 21 27 18 24 24 6 173 0.04% 0
Independent 1 16 25 16 11 14 13 18 26 5 144 0.04% 0
Valid Votes 46,374 55,652 51,343 35,588 49,329 48,471 48,317 50,351 7,273 392,698 100.00% 20
Rejected Votes 3,101 3,504 3,265 2,561 3,469 3,367 3,276 3,592 490 26,625
Total Polled 49,475 59,156 54,608 38,149 52,798 51,838 51,593 53,943 7,763 419,323
Registered Electors 88,142 104,093 96,897 69,720 96,686 99,940 90,919 99,741 746,138
Turnout 56.13% 56.83% 56.36% 54.72% 54.61% 51.87% 56.75% 54.08% 56.20%
Source:[23]

The following candidates were elected:[23] Reginald Cooray (UPFA), 94,316 preference votes (pv); M.A. Janak Chaminda Wijegunawardhana (UNP), 50,013 pv; Ajith Anura Thalangama Arachchige (UPFA), 34,826 pv; Andaravass Patabendige Vass Gunawardhana (UPFA), 34,165 pv; A. Ankanath Ranjith Somawansa (UPFA), 32,515 pv; Athula Priyantha Bellana (UPFA), 32,206 pv; Angage Jagath (UPFA), 30,661 pv; Nimal Chandraratna (UPFA), 29,441 pv; Palitha Kumara Thewarapperuma (UNP), 29,167 pv; Chandrasiri Karunaratna (UPFA), 28,862 pv; Ananda Karunadhara (UPFA), 28,624 pv; H. Jagath Pushpakumara Perera (UPFA), 28,499 pv; Adikaramge Chandrabhanu (UPFA), 26,620 pv; M.A. Janak Chaminda Wijegunawardhana (UPFA), 23,261 pv; Athakoralage Sirima Ramani Kariyawasam (UNP), 21,287 pv; Ameer Mohamed Yusuf (UNP), 19,105 pv; Anil Kumara Wijesingha (UNP), 17,306 pv; Abeygunawardhana Pahalage Piyal Jayantha (UNP), 17,058 pv; Amarasekara Prasanna Palihakkara (UNP), 15,442 pv; and Aslam Mohamed Salim Mohamed (SLMC), 9,477 pv.

2005 Presidential Election[edit]

Results of the 5th presidential election held on 17 November 2005 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 37,518 50,481 37,402 29,218 44,801 45,143 40,006 46,097 11,027 341,693 55.48%
Ranil Wickramasinghe UNP 31,449 34,749 37,390 25,918 34,300 32,916 30,853 33,034 5,434 266,043 43.20%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 408 341 372 371 293 237 379 216 6 2,623 0.43%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 254 279 224 251 232 222 271 182 6 1,921 0.31%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 81 105 105 85 134 91 105 128 31 865 0.14%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 91 63 84 81 68 63 67 85 12 614 0.10%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 57 52 66 46 56 76 65 46 4 468 0.08%
Anura De Silva ULF 56 72 55 36 53 43 58 47 4 424 0.07%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 57 59 48 66 54 48 60 25 5 422 0.07%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 52 40 47 40 48 36 53 22 1 339 0.06%
Wije Dias SEP 24 21 27 28 21 37 29 23 5 215 0.03%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 26 23 21 30 15 13 23 14 0 165 0.03%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 8 6 10 9 14 5 13 2 1 68 0.01%
Valid Votes 70,081 86,291 75,851 56,179 80,089 78,930 71,982 79,921 16,536 615,860 100.00%
Rejected Votes 656 870 885 644 802 808 756 762 334 6,517
Total Polled 70,737 87,161 76,736 56,823 80,891 79,738 72,738 80,683 16,870 622,377
Registered Electors 89,979 107,308 99,026 71,080 100,085 102,020 93,479 101,328 764,305
Turnout 78.62% 81.23% 77.49% 79.94% 80.82% 78.16% 77.81% 79.63% 81.43%
Source:[24]

2009 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 5th Western provincial council election held on 25 April 2009 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 37,558 55,404 38,980 33,317 51,919 42,102 39,114 44,923 7,898 351,215 69.58% 14
United National Party 13,682 17,148 14,253 11,069 14,897 16,637 15,807 18,968 1,965 124,426 24.65% 5
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,044 2,200 1,492 1,151 1,385 1,876 1,723 1,857 378 13,106 2.60% 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 301 623 7,958 490 17 1,347 653 985 22 12,396 2.46% 0
Democratic Unity Alliance 34 65 468 48 26 635 163 519 4 1,962 0.39% 0
United Socialist Party 103 85 89 47 61 74 100 114 3 676 0.13% 0
National Development Front 54 46 41 53 38 30 47 39 1 349 0.07% 0
Independent 5 20 5 13 6 12 7 27 11 0 101 0.02% 0
Independent 4 4 22 11 8 6 6 22 7 1 87 0.02% 0
Independent 1 19 6 16 14 9 7 8 3 1 83 0.02% 0
Independent 6 12 6 10 14 10 5 14 12 0 83 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Counci 15 7 7 10 2 8 18 5 2 74 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 5 7 15 6 17 7 8 3 2 70 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 10 5 5 7 5 3 18 3 1 57 0.01% 0
Independent 2 7 7 1 3 7 4 7 12 3 51 0.01% 0
Independent 3 5 4 5 4 7 9 8 2 1 45 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 52,873 75,640 63,364 46,247 68,418 62,757 57,737 67,463 10,282 504,781 100.00% 20
Rejected Votes 2,790 2,840 2,864 2,506 2,484 2,766 2,903 2,296 254 21,703
Total Polled 55,663 78,480 66,228 48,753 70,902 65,523 60,640 69,759 10,536 526,484
Registered Electors 92,898 116,018 103,273 74,111 106,432 105,661 97,739 105,194 801,326
Turnout 59.92% 67.64% 64.13% 65.78% 66.62% 62.01% 62.04% 66.31% 65.70%
Source:[25]

The following candidates were elected:[26] Reginald Cooray (UPFA), 72,951 preference votes (pv); Vidura Wickramanayake (UPFA), 63,385 pv; Wikum Gunasekara (UPFA), 55,338 pv; A. Ankanath Ranjith Somawansa (UPFA), 54,099 pv; Ellawala Liyanage Lalith Ellawala (UPFA), 48,453 pv; H.M. Piyal Nishantha de Silva (UPFA), 47,540 pv; Yasapala Koralage (UPFA), 46,146 pv; Nimal Chandraratna (UPFA), 41,982 pv; Angage Jagath Thilakasiri Perera (UPFA), 38,090 pv; Adikaramge Chandrabhanu (UPFA), 34,929 pv; Wadduwage Lalith Warnakumara (UPFA), 31,791 pv; Akanadura Sumithlal Mendis (UPFA), 31,702 pv; Keerthi Kariyawasam (UPFA), 30,475 pv; Chandrasiri Karunaratna (UPFA), 28,870 pv; Ajith Perera (UNP), 28,567 pv; Palitha Kumara Thewarapperuma (UNP), 28,450 pv; Ananda Lakshman Wijemanna (UNP), 27,797 pv; Kahatapitiyage Chandra Kithsiri (UNP), 20,147 pv; Abayratne Pathirage Don (UNP), 16,656 pv; and W.A. Nalinda Wajiramal Jayatissa (JVP), 1,393 pv.

2010 Presidential Election[edit]

Results of the 6th presidential election held on 26 January 2010 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 47,317 62,363 43,787 38,018 57,292 51,330 47,988 50,772 13,695 412,562 63.06%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 23,717 32,290 35,678 19,073 27,818 29,719 26,016 31,319 6,177 231,807 35.43%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 286 203 172 190 209 218 275 122 8 1,683 0.26%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 168 140 133 233 155 129 183 96 5 1,242 0.19%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 173 122 153 163 107 111 233 112 7 1,181 0.18%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 195 156 124 103 130 133 124 100 10 1,075 0.16%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 107 107 80 119 89 76 108 77 2 765 0.12%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 72 79 78 77 85 63 77 50 1 582 0.09%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 83 57 44 69 65 43 73 34 4 472 0.07%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 76 52 60 62 71 43 53 33 3 453 0.07%
Lal Perera ONF 49 68 54 49 62 40 56 42 1 421 0.06%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 57 67 49 47 51 34 44 26 4 379 0.06%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 41 27 27 39 44 30 42 49 6 305 0.05%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 36 33 12 40 39 24 47 15 2 248 0.04%
Wije Dias SEP 23 29 22 41 27 25 34 19 4 224 0.03%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 22 18 23 26 21 15 21 11 2 159 0.02%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 18 13 16 24 22 17 21 22 1 154 0.02%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 25 22 10 23 13 7 29 10 4 143 0.02%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 18 8 10 22 27 8 22 5 0 120 0.02%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 14 15 12 21 18 7 17 16 0 120 0.02%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 12 13 7 10 13 12 4 6 1 78 0.01%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 14 10 7 7 8 1 15 11 3 76 0.01%
Valid Votes 72,523 95,892 80,558 58,456 86,366 82,085 75,482 82,947 19,940 654,249 100.00%
Rejected Votes 486 558 523 423 666 581 564 553 187 4,541
Total Polled 73,009 96,450 81,081 58,879 87,032 82,666 76,046 83,500 20,127 658,790
Registered Electors 93,972 118,942 104,363 74,991 108,781 106,878 99,737 105,569 813,233
Turnout 77.69% 81.09% 77.69% 78.51% 80.01% 77.35% 76.25% 79.10% 81.01%
Source:[2]

2010 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 14th parliamentary election held on 8 April 2010 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Agala-
watta
Bandara
-gama
Beru-
wala
Bulath-
sinhala
Horana Kalu-
tara
Matu-
gama
Pana-
dura
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 35,541 44,927 32,709 29,522 44,136 38,300 35,920 37,818 14,963 313,836 63.68% 7
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
14,402 19,017 21,737 11,737 16,613 16,838 17,295 18,022 3,935 139,596 28.32% 2
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 1,909 5,803 5,716 1,577 4,020 5,584 2,990 7,340 1,783 36,722 7.45% 1
Our National Front 31 53 34 32 48 36 37 32 7 310 0.06% 0
Independent 22 30 28 34 29 27 26 37 19 2 232 0.05% 0
Independent 19 15 30 25 19 28 28 26 39 3 213 0.04% 0
National Development Front 28 24 12 26 16 23 29 12 3 173 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 1 16 0 0 123 3 5 21 3 172 0.03% 0
Independent 9 5 45 4 21 53 9 8 2 1 148 0.03% 0
United National Alternative Front 17 11 23 15 11 20 26 11 1 135 0.03% 0
Left Liberation Front 8 16 13 4 26 14 10 34 2 127 0.03% 0
Independent 5 14 20 15 11 8 20 14 10 0 112 0.02% 0
Independent 20 17 26 4 10 17 9 12 7 0 102 0.02% 0
Independent 3 8 11 14 8 28 13 7 4 2 95 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 11 12 15 5 12 10 12 10 2 89 0.02% 0
Independent 4 6 16 13 14 9 12 10 7 1 88 0.02% 0
Independent 21 9 8 11 9 12 4 10 6 1 70 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 9 6 5 3 6 8 7 9 0 53 0.01% 0
Independent 13 0 4 2 6 30 1 2 7 0 52 0.01% 0
Independent 7 11 3 4 2 4 7 13 3 0 47 0.01% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 3 6 19 3 7 1 5 2 1 47 0.01% 0
Independent 15 4 3 11 2 5 5 4 11 0 45 0.01% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 5 9 5 2 3 10 3 6 1 44 0.01% 0
Independent 10 13 4 3 4 1 5 7 2 0 39 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 2 5 6 6 2 2 7 2 1 33 0.01% 0
Independent 8 2 11 1 2 4 0 12 0 0 32 0.01% 0
Independent 12 5 1 6 1 2 0 5 11 0 31 0.01% 0
Independent 6 6 3 2 5 3 4 5 2 1 31 0.01% 0
Independent 14 3 2 6 1 4 6 2 4 2 30 0.01% 0
Independent 11 6 1 6 1 6 4 1 3 1 29 0.01% 0
Independent 1 5 3 1 1 6 1 2 2 1 22 0.00% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 5 2 1 0 2 2 5 3 22 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 6 1 1 1 4 2 1 2 2 20 0.00% 0
Independent 2 3 2 4 3 0 3 2 2 0 19 0.00% 0
Independent 16 3 2 0 3 1 2 1 1 1 14 0.00% 0
Independent 18 2 1 0 3 2 0 4 1 0 13 0.00% 0
Independent 17 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 12 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 52,143 70,136 60,464 43,093 65,279 61,014 56,534 63,469 20,723 492,855 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 6,851 7,122 6,644 5,734 6,100 6,056 6,566 5,851 827 51,751
Total Polled 58,994 77,258 67,108 48,827 71,379 67,070 63,100 69,320 21,550 544,606
Registered Electors 93,972 118,942 104,363 74,991 108,781 106,878 99,737 105,569 813,233
Turnout 62.78% 64.95% 64.30% 65.11% 65.62% 62.75% 63.27% 65.66% 66.97%
Source:[27]

The following candidates were elected:[28] Kumara Welgama (UPFA-SLFP), 124,766 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Samarasinghe (UPFA), 97,778 pv; Nirmala Kotalawala (UPFA), 82,044 pv; Rohitha Abeygunawardena (UPFA-SLFP), 77,205 pv; Rajitha Senaratne (UPFA), 66,710 pv; Reginald Cooray (UPFA-SLFP), 60,196 pv; Palitha Thewarapperuma (UNF), 51,153 pv; Vidura Wickremenayake (UPFA), 50,114 pv; Ajith Perera (UNF), 48,588 pv; and Arjuna Ranatunga (DNA), 27,796 pv.

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