Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 1989

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9th Sri Lankan parliamentary election
Sri Lanka
1977 ←
15 February 1989 → 1994

All 225 seats to the Parliament of Sri Lanka
113 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 63.60%
  First party Second party
  Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranayaka (1916-2000) (Hon.Sirimavo Bandaranaike with Hon.Lalith Athulathmudali Crop).jpg
Leader Ranasinghe Premadasa Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Party United National Party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Leader's seat n/a Gampaha District
Seats won 125 67
Popular vote 2,837,961 1,780,599
Percentage 50.7% 31.8%

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Winners of electoral districts. UNP in green and SLFP in blue.

Prime Minister before election

Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
United National Party

Prime Minister-designate

Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
United National Party

Sri Lanka had not had a parliamentary election since 1977. The elections that should normally have been held by 1983 had been cancelled by the 1982 referendum.

President Ranasinghe Premadasa called the election for February 15.

Results[edit]

Summary[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1989 Sri Lankan parliamentary election
Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
District National Total
  United National Party 2,838,005 50.71 110 15 125
  Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1,785,369 31.90 58 9 67
  Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students1 229,877 4.11 12 1 13
  Tamil United Liberation Front 188,594 3.37 9 1 10
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 202,016 3.61 3 1 4
  United Socialist Alliance 160,271 2.86 2 1 3
  Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 91,128 1.63 2 1 3
United Lanka People's Party 67,723 1.21 0 0 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front 18,502 0.33 0 0 0
  All Ceylon Tamil Congress 7,610 0.14 0 0 0
Independents 7,373 0.13 0 0 0
Valid Votes 5,596,468 100.00 196 29 225
Rejected Votes 365,563
Total Polled 5,962,031
Registered Electors 9,374,164
Turnout 63.60%
Source: Department of Elections, Sri Lanka
1. EROS contested as an independent group in four districts (Batticaloa, Jaffna, Trincomalee and Vanni).

Province[edit]

Electoral District[edit]

Elected members[edit]

Further information: 9th Sri Lankan Parliament

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