Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 2000

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
11th Sri Lankan parliamentary election
Sri Lanka
1994 ←
10 October 2000 → 2001

All 225 seats to the Parliament of Sri Lanka
113 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 75.63%
  First party Second party
  Chandrika Kumaratunga.jpg Ranil At UNP Office.jpg
Leader Chandrika Kumaratunga Ranil Wickremasinghe
Party People's Alliance United National Party
Leader's seat n/a Colombo District
Seats won 107 89
Popular vote 3,900,901 3,477,770
Percentage 45.11% 40.22%

Sri Lankan Parliamentary Election 2000.png

Winners of polling divisions. PA in blue and UNP in green.

Prime Minister before election

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
People's Alliance

Prime Minister-designate

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
People's Alliance

The elections were called by President Chandrika Kumaratunga for October 24, 2000.

The People's Alliance (PA) government Kumaratunga had led for six years was facing increasing criticism on two fronts: a series of military defeats at the hands of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in the country's civil war, and the faltering performance of the economy.

The elections were marred by violence. Seventy people were killed during the campaign, including six on election day itself. [1]. Both the UNP and SLMC parties accused the PA of election fraud and intimidation.

As was the case for most elections since 1983, few ballots were cast in LTTE-held parts of the country.

Results[edit]

The PA remained in office but lost its majority. The resulting deadlock led to the 2001 election.

Summary[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2000 Sri Lankan parliamentary election
Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
District National Total
  People's Alliance 3,900,901 45.11 94 13 107
  United National Party 3,477,770 40.22 77 12 89
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 518,774 6.00 8 2 10
  Tamil United Liberation Front 106,033 1.23 5 0 5
  National Unity Alliance 197,983 2.29 3 1 4
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 50,890 0.59 4 0 4
  Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization 26,112 0.30 3 0 3
  Sinhala Heritage 127,863 1.48 0 1 1
  Independents 67,288 0.78 1 0 1
  All Ceylon Tamil Congress 27,323 0.32 1 0 1
  New Left Front 32,275 0.37 0 0 0
  Ceylon Workers' Congress1 23,013 0.27 0 0 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front 20,848 0.24 0 0 0
Others 70,595 0.82 0 0 0
Valid Votes 8,647,668 100.00 196 29 225
Rejected Votes 481,155
Total Polled 9,128,823
Registered Electors 12,071,062
Turnout 75.63%
Source: Department of Elections, Sri Lanka
1. CWC contested with the PA in three districts (Kurunegala, Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura) and separately in all other districts.
2. SLMC contested with the PA in two districts (Ampara and Trincomalee) and with the NUA in all other districts.

Province[edit]

Results of the 2000 Sri Lankan general election by province

Electoral District[edit]

Results of the 2000 Sri Lankan general election by electoral district

Elected members[edit]

Further information: 11th Sri Lankan Parliament

References[edit]