Matale Electoral District

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This article is about the electoral district in Sri Lanka. For the administrative district, see Matale District.
Matale
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Matale
Province Central
Polling divisions 4
Population 483,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 342,684[2] (2010)
Area 1,993 km2 (770 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 5
MPs Wasantha Aluvihare, UNF
Rohana Dissanayake, UPFA
Nandimithra Ekanayake, UPFA
Lakshman Perera, UPFA
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, UPFA

Matale 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 Matale in the Central province. The district currently elects 5 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 342,684 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 %
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
Junius Jayewardene UNP 27,368 17,354 22,452 25,183 1,674 94,031 58.11%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 21,748 12,149 11,632 12,982 788 59,299 36.65%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 2,501 1,158 1,400 2,033 77 7,169 4.43%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 309 155 153 239 10 866 0.54%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 46 39 85 82 1 253 0.16%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 40 34 49 61 12 196 0.12%
Valid Votes 52,012 30,889 35,771 40,580 2,562 161,814 100.00%
Rejected Votes 385 272 332 396 29 1,414
Total Polled 52,397 31,161 36,103 40,976 2,591 163,228
Registered Electors 60,536 35,129 43,705 47,906 187,276
Turnout 86.56% 88.70% 82.61% 85.53% 87.16%
Source:[4]

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 %
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 4,276 9,055 12,544 10,599 533 37,007 57.85%
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 3,195 8,908 6,889 6,380 453 25,825 40.37%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 137 216 437 320 25 1,135 1.77%
Valid Votes 7,608 18,179 19,870 17,299 1,011 63,967 100.00%
Rejected Votes 102 198 463 297 50 1,110
Total Polled 7,710 18,377 20,333 17,596 1,061 65,077
Registered Electors 72,515 41,110 48,841 52,472 214,938
Turnout 10.63% 44.70% 41.63% 33.53% 30.28%
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
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
United National Party 23,381 19,839 21,422 22,019 2,208 88,869 63.81% 4
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 18,786 7,143 8,553 10,225 1,010 45,717 32.82% 1
United Lanka People's Party 882 157 364 912 35 2,350 1.69% 0
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
445 350 773 710 66 2,344 1.68% 0
Valid Votes 43,494 27,489 31,112 33,866 3,319 139,280 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 3,818 2,453 2,445 3,079 132 11,927
Total Polled 47,312 29,942 33,557 36,945 3,451 151,207
Registered Electors 71,722 40,656 47,520 51,452 3,588 214,938
Turnout 65.97% 73.65% 70.62% 71.80% 96.18% 70.35%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Wijeratne Banda Jambugahapitiyagedera (UNP), 31,635 preference votes (pv); Alick Aluvihare (UNP), 31,004 pv; Basnayake Mudiyanselage Punchi Banda Kaviratne (UNP), 23,541 pv; V.G. Jinadasa (UNP), 22,941 pv; and Nandimithra Ekanayake (SLFP), 17,941 pv.

1993 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 94,376 6
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 46,322 3
Democratic United National Front 31,299 2
Nava Sama Samaja Party
Valid Votes 11
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
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 34,286 20,648 20,607 22,856 4,283 102,680 49.85% 3
United National Party 30,468 17,970 22,446 26,283 2,954 100,121 48.61% 2
Independent 597 437 294 390 10 1,728 0.84% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 600 153 338 266 76 1,433 0.70% 0
Valid Votes 65,951 39,208 43,685 49,795 7,323 205,962 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 3,881 2,618 2,630 3,393 124 12,646
Total Polled 69,832 41,826 46,315 53,188 7,447 218,608
Registered Electors 85,870 48,525 58,638 66,238 259,271
Turnout 81.32% 86.19% 78.98% 80.30% 84.32%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Alick Aluvihare (UNP), 61,526 preference votes (pv); Janaka Bandara Tennakoon (PA), 52,437 pv; Nandimithra Ekanayake (PA), 51,919 pv; Gopallawa Moithra Kuda Banda (PA), 40,555 pv; and Vidana Gamage Jinadasa (UNP), 35,474 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 %
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 37,869 26,092 25,234 28,300 3,954 121,449 60.98%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 23,746 13,013 16,006 18,187 2,372 73,324 36.82%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 602 507 379 618 5 2,111 1.06%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 273 137 288 250 44 992 0.50%
G.A. Nihal SLPF 229 143 137 154 17 680 0.34%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 187 119 126 169 7 608 0.31%
Valid Votes 62,906 40,011 42,170 47,678 6,399 199,164 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,458 897 1,253 1,636 73 5,317
Total Polled 64,364 40,908 43,423 49,314 6,472 204,481
Registered Electors 85,870 48,525 58,638 66,238 259,271
Turnout 74.96% 84.30% 74.05% 74.45% 78.87%
Source:[8]

1999 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 95,115 51.38%
United National Party 70,705 38.20%
National Union of Workers (CWC, DWC) 9,306 5.03%
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 8,010 4.33%
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 1,453 0.78%
Independent 516 0.28%
Valid Votes 185,105 100.00%
Rejected Votes 16,257
Total Polled 201,362
Registered Electors 281,089
Turnout 71.64%
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 %
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 35,811 24,073 21,709 26,959 2,680 111,232 51.42%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 30,850 16,091 20,185 22,336 2,482 91,944 42.51%
M.D.N. Gunathilaka JVP 3,496 1,069 1,392 1,574 393 7,924 3.66%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 323 200 168 255 5 951 0.44%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 233 112 239 264 54 902 0.42%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 270 181 172 235 2 860 0.40%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 214 171 122 232 8 747 0.35%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 169 64 170 142 5 550 0.25%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 132 74 56 78 3 343 0.16%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 91 35 94 75 13 308 0.14%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 76 48 59 78 0 261 0.12%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 57 30 33 27 2 149 0.07%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 46 31 34 28 0 139 0.06%
Valid Votes 71,768 42,179 44,433 52,283 5,647 216,310 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,876 1,112 1,322 1,627 234 6,171
Total Polled 73,644 43,291 45,755 53,910 5,881 222,481
Registered Electors 97,348 53,732 64,069 71,025 286,174
Turnout 75.65% 80.57% 71.42% 75.90% 77.74%
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
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
35,421 23,692 19,877 27,615 3,608 110,213 50.53% 3
United National Party 30,455 14,941 22,089 21,331 3,020 91,836 42.11% 2
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,396 1,283 2,233 2,138 623 10,673 4.89% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 778 460 440 660 12 2,350 1.08% 0
Sinhala Heritage 279 65 618 391 105 1,458 0.67% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 109 94 86 80 0 369 0.17% 0
Citizen's Front 73 61 90 108 14 346 0.16% 0
Liberal Party 38 31 51 57 2 179 0.08% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 37 19 40 48 14 158 0.07% 0
Democratic United National Front 56 31 18 37 2 144 0.07% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 33 8 22 31 2 96 0.04% 0
National Development Front 43 15 11 16 1 86 0.04% 0
Independent 16 13 13 33 0 75 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 15 8 23 19 0 65 0.03% 0
People's Freedom Front 7 7 15 18 2 49 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 71,756 40,728 45,626 52,582 7,405 218,097 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 5,385 2,843 3,334 4,002 155 15,719
Total Polled 77,141 43,571 48,960 56,584 7,560 233,816
Registered Electors 99,756 54,910 65,389 72,597 292,652
Turnout 77.33% 79.35% 74.87% 77.94% 79.90%
Source:[12]

The following candidates were elected:[13] Ranjith Aluvihare (UNP), 62,911 preference votes (pv); Alick Aluvihare (UNP), 60,419 pv; Janaka Bandara Tennakoon (PA), 42,366; Gopallawa Moithra Kuda Banda (PA), 40,397 pv; and Nandimithra Ekanayake (PA), 39,585 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
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
34,066 16,117 28,478 28,088 109,991 50.43% 3
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
29,281 20,938 15,044 20,506 88,999 40.81% 2
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 6,958 2,133 2,816 3,179 16,063 7.37% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 649 402 306 453 1,824 0.84% 0
United Lalith Front 130 64 85 85 365 0.17% 0
Independent 76 40 31 75 223 0.10% 0
Liberal Party 55 37 23 37 152 0.07% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 36 10 31 60 139 0.06% 0
Peoples Freedom Front 24 25 15 39 103 0.05% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 45 13 15 21 96 0.04% 0
National Development Front 27 10 13 17 67 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 12 8 11 9 40 0.02% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 10 4 5 9 28 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 71,369 39,801 46,873 52,578 218,090 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 5,225 2,740 3,106 4,253 15,449
Total Polled 76,594 42,541 49,979 56,831 233,539
Registered Electors 102,302 56,244 67,034 74,026 299,606
Turnout 74.87% 75.64% 74.56% 76.77% 77.95%
Source:[14]

The following candidates were elected:[15] Alick Aluvihare (UNF), 75,620 preference votes (pv); Ranjith Aluvihare (UNF), 72,553 pv; Janaka Bandara Tennakoon (PA), 49,959 pv; Rasnayake Mudiyanselage Sanjeewa Bandara Kaviratne (UNF), 37,226 pv; and Bandula S.B. Yalegama (PA), 35,450.

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
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 40,616 21,307 18,496 22,747 5,093 108,259 49.19% 3
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
29,456 18,784 24,058 25,330 3,014 100,642 45.73% 2
Jathika Hela Urumaya 1,982 579 3,135 2,611 512 8,819 4.01% 0
United Socialist Party 264 220 263 383 5 1,135 0.52% 0
National Development Front 64 34 89 81 3 271 0.12% 0
National People's Party 77 29 67 90 4 267 0.12% 0
Independent 6 91 43 48 80 1 263 0.12% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 33 10 31 32 3 109 0.05% 0
Independent 3 13 16 15 20 0 64 0.03% 0
Independent 5 10 11 12 14 1 48 0.02% 0
Independent 1 9 5 13 5 1 33 0.01% 0
Liberal Party 5 1 15 5 1 27 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 11 1 5 3 0 20 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 2 11 1 6 0 20 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 9 2 5 4 0 20 0.01% 0
Independent 2 4 4 7 3 1 19 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 5 1 1 7 1 15 0.01% 0
Independent 4 2 2 3 5 1 13 0.01% 0
Swarajya 3 3 2 2 0 10 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 4 3 0 1 0 8 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 72,660 41,066 46,266 51,429 8,641 220,062 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 6,905 3,598 3,273 4,959 177 18,912
Total Polled 79,565 44,664 49,539 56,388 8,818 238,974
Registered Electors 107,353 58,799 69,860 76,544 312,556
Turnout 74.12% 75.96% 70.91% 73.67% 76.46%
Source:[16]

The following candidates were elected:[17] Sujatha Alahakoon (UPFA-JVP), 57,234 preference votes (pv); Janaka Bandara Tennakoon (UPFA-SLFP), 54,711 pv; Ranjith Aluvihare (UNF-UNP), 47,152 pv; Alick Aluvihare (UNF-UNP), 39,649 pv; and Rohana Dissanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 37,091 pv.

Alick Aluvihare (UNF-UNP) died on 17 May 2009.[18] His replacement Nandimithra Ekanayake (UNF-UNP) was sworn in on 9 June 2009.[19]

2004 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 32,668 20,551 15,496 19,981 3,814 92,510 56.12% 6
United National Party 19,831 12,352 16,988 18,124 2,014 69,309 42.04% 4
United Socialist Party 259 238 270 379 6 1,152 0.70% 0
Up-Country People's Front 104 48 629 350 4 1,135 0.69% 0
National Development Front 101 79 80 138 1 399 0.24% 0
Independent 32 23 39 22 4 120 0.07% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 23 18 33 33 10 117 0.07% 0
National People's Party 15 14 21 10 2 62 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 15 10 17 11 0 53 0.03% 0
Valid Votes 53,048 33,333 33,573 39,048 5,855 164,857 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3,808 2,250 2,554 3,515 342 12,469
Total Polled 56,856 35,583 36,127 42,563 6,197 177,326
Registered Electors 107,353 58,799 69,860 76,544 312,556
Turnout 52.96% 60.52% 51.71% 55.61% 56.73%
Source:[20]

The following candidates were elected:[20] Aluwihare Wasantha (UNP), 33,364 preference votes (pv); Nandimithra Ekanayake (UNP), 27,731 pv; Amarasinghe Herath Bandaranayake Wasala Mudiyanselage Champaka Sugishwara Wijerathna (UPFA), 25,688 pv; Bandula S.B. Yalegama (UPFA), 24,270 pv; Warnakulasooiya Mudiyanselage Yasamana (UPFA), 23,637 pv; Gamagedara Dissanayake (UPFA), 23,216 pv; Thenne Gedara Sarath Wijesinghe (UPFA), 21,029 pv; L.D. Nimalasiri (UPFA), 18,954 pv; Rasnayaka Mudiyanselage Sanjeewa Bandara Kawirathna (UNP), 15,728 pv; and Ekanayaka Mudiyanselage Rohana Bandaranayake (UNP), 12,452 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 %
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 38,692 22,249 29,637 31,449 3,910 125,937 50.25%
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 43,853 23,637 20,945 25,551 6,547 120,533 48.09%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 361 279 235 334 8 1,217 0.49%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 325 243 278 362 4 1,212 0.48%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 117 86 73 78 2 356 0.14%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 102 37 88 96 19 342 0.14%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 71 65 34 58 0 228 0.09%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 84 51 33 55 1 224 0.09%
Anura De Silva ULF 61 45 48 53 1 208 0.08%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 41 35 25 39 1 141 0.06%
Wije Dias SEP 31 28 17 19 0 95 0.04%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 23 14 15 24 0 76 0.03%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 17 12 11 11 0 51 0.02%
Valid Votes 83,778 46,781 51,439 58,129 10,493 250,620 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,073 679 932 955 146 3,785
Total Polled 84,851 47,460 52,371 59,084 10,639 254,405
Registered Electors 111,401 60,990 71,171 78,314 321,876
Turnout 76.17% 77.82% 73.58% 75.45% 79.04%
Source:[21]

2009 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 5th Central provincial council election held on 14 February 2009 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 49,785 27,169 25,759 30,826 6,756 140,295 69.48% 7
United National Party 14,668 9,912 14,789 15,139 1,501 56,009 27.74% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,568 759 740 808 209 4,084 2.02% 0
National Development Front 94 84 79 118 3 378 0.19% 0
United National Alliance 91 63 75 114 3 346 0.17% 0
Independent 8 30 40 74 61 2 207 0.10% 0
Independent 4 14 1 10 87 0 112 0.06% 0
Independent 7 15 12 38 24 0 89 0.04% 0
Left Front (NSSP et al.) 12 4 10 33 1 60 0.03% 0
Independent 6 13 9 21 11 1 55 0.03% 0
United Lanka Great Council 18 10 8 11 3 50 0.02% 0
National People's Party 23 12 5 7 1 48 0.02% 0
Independent 5 5 9 13 19 0 46 0.02% 0
Independent 1 7 3 7 9 2 28 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 8 4 3 3 4 22 0.01% 0
Independent 3 5 2 8 5 1 21 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 10 2 2 5 1 20 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 5 2 2 4 1 14 0.01% 0
Independent 2 3 6 3 2 0 14 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 2 1 6 3 1 13 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 66,376 38,104 41,652 47,289 8,490 201,911 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 4,785 3,158 3,476 4,780 296 16,495
Total Polled 71,161 41,262 45,128 52,069 8,786 218,406
Registered Electors 117,788 64,147 74,839 82,172 338,946
Turnout 60.41% 64.32% 60.30% 63.37% 64.44%
Source:[22]

The following candidates were elected:[23] Pramitha B Thennakoon (UPFA), 49,665 preference votes (pv); Nandimithra Ekanayake (UPFA), 35,995 pv; Warnakulasooiya Mudiyanselage Yasamana (UPFA), 32,991 pv; Bandula S.B. Yalegama (UPFA), 30,878 pv; Aluwihare Wasantha (UNP), 28,855 pv; L.D. Nimalasiri (UPFA), 27,958 pv; D.M.P.K.B. Dissanayake (UPFA), 25,903 pv; Amarasinghe Herath Bandaranayake Wasala Mudiyanselage Champaka Sugishwara Wijerathna (UPFA), 25,754 pv; Rasnayaka Mudiyanselage Sanjeewa Bandara Kawirathna (UNP), 15,845 pv; and Ekanayaka Mudiyanselage Rohana Bandaranayake (UNP), 13,341 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 %
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 58,016 31,277 26,996 32,818 8,846 157,953 59.74%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 28,171 16,300 26,013 25,991 4,038 100,513 38.01%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 360 213 289 232 11 1,105 0.42%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 267 188 174 210 2 841 0.32%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 250 136 100 139 10 635 0.24%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 158 100 159 203 3 623 0.24%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 96 90 83 97 6 372 0.14%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 107 70 75 87 1 340 0.13%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 85 59 57 97 2 300 0.11%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 75 72 61 88 3 299 0.11%
Lal Perera ONF 51 46 60 91 1 249 0.09%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 41 44 48 57 2 192 0.07%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 62 32 39 40 1 174 0.07%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 43 31 34 43 6 157 0.06%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 27 28 29 32 1 117 0.04%
Wije Dias SEP 29 21 25 27 1 103 0.04%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 23 20 25 24 0 92 0.03%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 27 20 17 25 0 89 0.03%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 20 15 16 34 1 86 0.03%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 20 15 23 16 0 74 0.03%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 10 15 16 15 1 57 0.02%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 11 6 8 22 1 48 0.02%
Valid Votes 87,949 48,798 54,347 60,388 12,937 264,419 100.00%
Rejected Votes 778 361 650 760 117 2,666
Total Polled 88,727 49,159 54,997 61,148 13,054 267,085
Registered Electors 119,453 64,696 75,154 83,381 342,684
Turnout 74.28% 75.98% 73.18% 73.34% 77.94%
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
Dam-
bulla
Lag-
gala
Matale Rat-
tota
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 42,847 27,777 23,734 26,818 9,893 131,069 66.96% 4
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
15,080 8,478 14,659 14,666 2,854 55,737 28.47% 1
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 2,645 688 1,974 1,574 755 7,636 3.90% 0
Our National Front 57 48 34 21 3 163 0.08% 0
National Development Front 28 14 34 46 6 128 0.07% 0
Independent 1 18 30 26 17 5 96 0.05% 0
Independent 7 12 3 9 68 0 92 0.05% 0
Independent 11 22 33 8 27 0 90 0.05% 0
Independent 9 26 17 16 25 2 86 0.04% 0
United National Alternative Front 14 13 18 29 2 76 0.04% 0
Independent 2 19 6 28 22 0 75 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 4 19 34 11 7 75 0.04% 0
Independent 6 12 6 17 16 0 51 0.03% 0
Independent 5 22 4 8 7 4 45 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Council 6 16 9 8 0 39 0.02% 0
Independent 8 7 1 14 12 5 39 0.02% 0
Independent 10 7 16 5 10 0 38 0.02% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 24 4 2 3 4 37 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 13 4 8 8 3 36 0.02% 0
Independent 4 10 11 5 6 0 32 0.02% 0
Patriotic National Front 4 7 5 5 1 22 0.01% 0
Left Liberation Front 4 3 5 8 0 20 0.01% 0
Independent 3 5 4 1 4 2 16 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 2 2 4 4 3 15 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 0 8 2 1 13 0.01% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 4 0 2 5 1 12 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 4 0 3 3 2 12 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 60,898 37,204 40,670 43,425 13,553 195,750 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 5,932 3,217 3,990 5,567 604 19,310
Total Polled 66,830 40,421 44,660 48,992 14,157 215,060
Registered Electors 119,453 64,696 75,154 83,381 342,684
Turnout 55.95% 62.48% 59.42% 58.76% 62.76%
Source:[24]

The following candidates were elected:[25] Lakshman Perera (UPFA), 65,077 preference votes (pv); Janaka Bandara Tennakoon (UPFA-SLFP), 47,133 pv; Nandimithra Ekanayake (UPFA), 35,754 pv; Rohana Dissanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 32,803 pv; and Wasantha Aluvihare (UNF), 31,529 pv.

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