Anuradhapura Electoral District

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This article is about the electoral district in Sri Lanka. For the administrative district, see Anuradhapura District.
Anuradhapura
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Anuradhapura
Province North Central
Polling divisions 7
Population 809,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 579,261[2] (2010)
Area 7,179 km2 (2,772 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 9
MPs S. M. Chandrasena, UPFA
Duminda Dissanayake, UPFA
P. Weerakumara Dissanayake, UPFA
W. B. Ekanayake, UPFA
P. Harrison, UNF
Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe, UNF
Tissa Karalliyadde, UPFA
Sarath Chandrasiri Muthukumarana, UPFA
Asanka Shehan Semasinghe, UPFA

Anuradhapura 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 Anuradhapura in the North Central province. The district currently elects 9 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 579,261 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 %
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
Junius Jayewardene UNP 15,856 18,894 15,259 22,467 15,454 16,590 11,300 2,053 117,873 49.84%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 14,944 15,054 13,029 20,442 12,281 15,079 10,965 1,179 102,973 43.54%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 1,891 1,486 2,719 2,410 733 2,749 1,813 110 13,911 5.88%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 187 172 166 180 98 144 180 21 1,148 0.49%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 59 40 29 147 31 52 30 8 396 0.17%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 45 32 32 32 13 31 34 3 222 0.09%
Valid Votes 32,982 35,678 31,234 45,678 28,610 34,645 24,322 3,374 236,523 100.00%
Rejected Votes 366 249 347 474 209 350 249 50 2,294
Total Polled 33,348 35,927 31,581 46,152 28,819 34,995 24,571 3,424 238,817
Registered Electors 41,615 42,409 36,657 54,762 32,927 41,463 28,761 278,594
Turnout 80.13% 84.72% 86.15% 84.28% 87.52% 84.40% 85.43% 85.72%
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 %
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 11,516 15,492 7,038 14,637 7,203 12,542 4,018 708 73,154 55.15%
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 10,310 14,857 4,023 8,947 5,683 8,367 4,027 737 56,951 42.94%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 617 457 112 611 191 371 138 32 2,529 1.91%
Valid Votes 22,443 30,806 11,173 24,195 13,077 21,280 8,183 1,477 132,634 100.00%
Rejected Votes 371 428 244 365 129 459 211 0 2,207
Total Polled 22,814 31,234 11,417 24,560 13,206 21,739 8,394 1,477 134,841
Registered Electors 50,340 52,547 42,773 65,945 41,013 47,805 33,651 334,074
Turnout 45.32% 59.44% 26.69% 37.24% 32.20% 45.47% 24.94% 40.36%
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
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
United National Party 10,763 19,461 10,563 14,940 14,020 15,324 4,961 2,694 92,726 56.39% 5
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 6,552 11,437 7,275 14,522 11,670 7,228 3,786 1,540 64,010 38.92% 3
Independent 140 499 464 404 765 556 1,217 12 4,057 2.47% 0
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
376 274 134 438 150 183 112 57 1,724 1.05% 0
United Lanka People's Party 201 329 67 333 97 228 89 53 1,397 0.85% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 50 110 37 79 57 116 37 45 531 0.32% 0
Valid Votes 18,082 32,110 18,540 30,716 26,759 23,635 10,202 4,401 164,445 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 1,309 3,024 1,121 3,557 2,316 1,505 1,238 175 14,245
Total Polled 19,391 35,134 19,661 34,273 29,075 25,140 11,440 4,576 178,690
Registered Electors 49,059 51,510 42,195 65,472 40,606 46,968 33,289 4,974 334,073
Turnout 39.53% 68.21% 46.60% 52.35% 71.60% 53.53% 34.37% 92.00% 53.49%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Ariyadasa (UNP), 27,724 preference votes (pv); Adhikari Mudiyanselage Sompala Adhikari (UNP), 25,617 pv; Kulathunga Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Chandrasoma Bandara (UNP), 25,541 pv; Janak Mahendra Adhikari (SLFP), 22,568 pv; Themiya Loku Bandara Hurulle (UNP), 20,392 pv; Lal Dharmapriya Gamage (UNP), 20,189 pv; Kiri Banda Ratnayake (SLFP), 18,040 pv; and Berty Premalal Dissanayake (SLFP), 16,200 pv.

1993 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 146,252
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 98,901
Democratic United National Front 29,772
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 5,006
Nava Sama Samaja Party 1,982
Valid Votes
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
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 25,277 24,306 22,825 37,744 20,987 25,041 17,881 6,393 180,454 55.19% 5
United National Party 19,949 24,548 17,966 25,091 18,886 17,389 13,762 4,493 142,084 43.45% 3
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 849 505 234 483 252 336 290 128 3,077 0.94% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 285 151 73 284 148 213 127 88 1,369 0.42% 0
Valid Votes 46,360 49,510 41,098 63,602 40,273 42,979 32,060 11,102 326,984 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 1,878 2,415 1,552 3,160 1,976 1,746 1,673 220 14,620
Total Polled 48,238 51,925 42,650 66,762 42,249 44,725 33,733 11,322 341,604
Registered Electors 62,048 65,367 51,975 79,687 50,969 55,792 41,088 406,926
Turnout 77.74% 79.44% 82.06% 83.78% 82.89% 80.16% 82.10% 83.95%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Berty Premalal Dissanayake (PA), 78,792 preference votes (pv); Kulathunga Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Chandrasoma Bandara (UNP), 66,538 pv; Punchi Banda Dissanayake (PA), 46,756 pv; Appuhamige Herath Banda Semasinghe (PA), 45,256 pv; Tissa Karalliyadde (PA), 44,849 pv; Adhikari Mudiyanselage Sompala Adhikari (UNP), 44,650 pv; Don Siman Ralalage Shantha Premarathna (PA), 43,167 pv; and P. Harrison (UNP), 34,666 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 %
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 27,421 27,142 26,000 42,661 23,583 25,938 19,935 7,466 200,146 63.99%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 15,490 18,892 13,287 17,331 14,517 13,185 10,541 4,099 107,342 34.32%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 310 365 297 547 324 401 267 23 2,534 0.81%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 134 141 136 258 95 182 97 40 1,083 0.35%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 220 141 80 191 110 126 86 60 1,014 0.32%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 102 113 86 112 75 106 66 18 678 0.22%
Valid Votes 43,677 46,794 39,886 61,100 38,704 39,938 30,992 11,706 312,797 100.00%
Rejected Votes 943 1,115 581 1,304 789 667 581 225 6,205
Total Polled 44,620 47,909 40,467 62,404 39,493 40,605 31,573 11,931 319,002
Registered Electors 62,048 65,367 51,975 79,687 50,969 55,792 41,088 406,926
Turnout 71.91% 73.29% 77.86% 78.31% 77.48% 72.78% 76.84% 78.39%
Source:[8]

1999 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 156,291 54.09%
United National Party 111,285 38.51%
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 14,197 4.91%
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 4,259 1.47%
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 1,150 0.40%
Independent 861 0.30%
Muslim United Liberation Front 798 0.28%
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 131 0.05%
Valid Votes 288,972 100.00%
Rejected Votes 22,153
Total Polled 311,125
Registered Electors 448,098
Turnout 69.43%
Source:[9]

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 %
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 25,187 25,850 23,075 42,154 23,631 24,878 18,131 6,167 189,073 54.14%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 20,153 23,492 17,732 23,388 19,151 16,742 14,393 4,129 139,180 39.86%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 2,996 2,015 1,579 2,845 1,144 1,875 1,508 650 14,612 4.18%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 127 177 170 248 141 180 131 2 1,176 0.34%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 103 166 137 227 146 142 136 8 1,065 0.30%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 105 157 94 242 121 138 102 4 963 0.28%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 174 150 69 187 87 98 77 60 902 0.26%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 98 166 76 89 97 67 72 5 670 0.19%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 63 129 65 138 64 92 43 6 600 0.17%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 77 33 29 119 44 30 31 31 394 0.11%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 25 44 25 63 36 41 32 5 271 0.08%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 19 21 21 36 26 15 21 7 166 0.05%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 7 20 15 29 16 25 16 1 129 0.04%
Valid Votes 49,134 52,420 43,087 69,765 44,704 44,323 34,693 11,075 349,201 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,015 991 690 1,503 964 745 743 298 6,949
Total Polled 50,149 53,411 43,777 71,268 45,668 45,068 35,436 11,373 356,150
Registered Electors 69,006 73,549 58,774 90,631 58,684 62,120 46,770 459,534
Turnout 72.67% 72.62% 74.48% 78.64% 77.82% 72.55% 75.77% 77.50%
Source:[10]

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
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
23,078 22,829 19,196 35,026 20,480 23,108 16,577 9,130 169,424 48.33% 5
United National Party 20,825 24,330 18,084 24,754 19,578 16,896 13,850 6,345 144,662 41.26% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,587 2,715 2,295 4,303 1,738 2,255 2,208 1,173 21,274 6.07% 0
National Unity Alliance (SLMC) 567 1,093 2,885 834 1,665 701 1,375 249 9,369 2.67% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 323 318 256 539 332 380 252 61 2,461 0.70% 0
Sinhala Heritage 307 110 73 170 98 69 68 81 976 0.28% 0
Citizen's Front 154 152 60 208 74 115 72 19 854 0.24% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 57 91 56 98 68 69 50 5 494 0.14% 0
Democratic United National Front 28 35 16 32 28 29 17 9 194 0.06% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 38 29 15 33 17 25 12 23 192 0.05% 0
Liberal Party 27 18 13 27 20 30 13 2 150 0.04% 0
National People's Party 22 19 25 20 15 18 17 6 142 0.04% 0
Independent 2 10 25 25 21 19 20 11 1 132 0.04% 0
Independent 1 12 18 11 17 13 17 13 2 103 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 10 17 20 15 15 6 16 3 102 0.03% 0
People's Freedom Front 9 6 5 13 9 6 3 2 53 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 50,054 51,805 43,035 66,110 44,169 43,744 34,554 17,111 350,582 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 2,526 3,224 2,387 2,574 2,265 2,192 20,561
Total Polled 52,580 55,029 45,422 46,743 46,009 36,746 371,143
Registered Electors 70,735 75,498 60,605 93,423 60,379 63,651 48,370 472,661
Turnout 74.33% 72.89% 74.95% 77.42% 72.28% 75.97% 78.52%
Source:[11]

The following candidates were elected:[12] Duminda Dissanayake (PA), 83,949 preference votes (pv); Tissa Karalliyadde (PA), 48,360 pv; P. Harrison (UNP), 45,834 pv; Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe (UNP), 41,874 pv; W. B. Ekanayake (UNP), 41,461 pv; Don Simanralalage Shantha Premaratne (PA), 35,800 pv; Appuhamilage Herath Banda Semasinghe (PA), 35,090 pv; and Punchi Banda Dissanayake (PA), 33,738 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
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, DPF)
23,421 27,308 20,699 28,282 22,853 19,763 15,669 165,055 45.93% 4
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
20,359 20,766 18,007 31,042 17,088 20,390 14,429 149,393 41.57% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 7,739 5,003 4,454 7,947 3,754 4,647 4,488 40,005 11.13% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 378 466 402 686 412 543 325 3,279 0.91% 0
Sinhala Heritage 202 104 39 98 43 57 45 625 0.17% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 32 82 32 70 42 52 33 336 0.09% 0
Independent 3 18 30 19 33 30 19 11 163 0.05% 0
People's Freedom Front 15 15 17 37 12 19 13 141 0.04% 0
National Development Front 19 17 7 16 20 12 14 107 0.03% 0
Independent 1 17 9 6 19 3 4 5 66 0.02% 0
Independent 2 6 5 5 14 7 7 6 50 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 6 4 5 3 17 9 48 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 13 6 4 10 5 3 3 45 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 6 7 2 8 4 3 1 31 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 52,228 53,824 43,697 68,267 44,276 45,536 35,051 359,344 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 2,560 2,994 2,340 4,398 2,621 2,284 2,211 19,796
Total Polled 54,788 56,818 46,037 72,665 46,897 47,820 37,262 379,140
Registered Electors 73,626 78,076 62,393 97,120 62,502 65,903 50,126 489,746
Turnout 74.41% 72.77% 73.79% 74.82% 75.03% 72.56% 74.34% 77.42%
Sources:[13][14]

The following candidates were elected:[15] Duminda Dissanayake (PA), 76,088 preference votes (pv); P. Harrison (UNF), 69,878 pv; Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe (UNF), 54,969 pv; W. B. Ekanayake (UNF), 51,373 pv; S. M. Chandrasena (PA), 38,090 pv; Lal Dharmapriya Gamage (UNF), 36,609 pv; Tissa Karalliyadde (PA), 35,608 pv; and K. D. Lalkantha (JVP), 4,304 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
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 30,591 28,821 24,924 42,639 24,446 27,978 21,008 12,536 212,943 57.22% 5
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, DPF)
20,623 23,876 18,231 26,744 19,606 17,809 14,336 7,387 148,612 39.94% 3
Jathika Hela Urumaya 2,045 1,260 500 1,314 1,165 484 602 664 8,034 2.16% 0
United Socialist Party 164 254 244 242 186 191 132 26 1,439 0.39% 0
National Development Front 70 81 51 74 65 38 36 17 432 0.12% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 48 26 9 41 21 9 17 6 177 0.05% 0
Independent 5 23 30 12 15 11 17 16 2 126 0.03% 0
Independent 4 12 16 11 20 14 15 9 3 100 0.03% 0
Swarajya 11 22 4 2 1 6 4 1 51 0.01% 0
Independent 3 5 7 8 12 3 9 3 2 49 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 9 1 5 11 1 4 0 33 0.01% 0
Independent 1 4 5 4 4 4 6 6 0 33 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 6 6 4 2 4 3 2 1 28 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 2 3 2 4 5 1 3 27 0.01% 0
Independent 2 8 3 2 6 3 0 2 2 26 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 1 3 5 1 2 2 0 1 15 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 53,620 54,421 44,013 71,123 45,546 46,573 36,178 20,651 372,125 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 3,134 3,401 2,309 4,454 2,725 2,361 2,253 644 21,281
Total Polled 56,754 57,822 46,322 75,577 48,271 48,934 38,431 21,295 393,406
Registered Electors 77,391 81,435 65,482 102,138 66,036 68,897 52,770 514,149
Turnout 73.33% 71.00% 70.74% 73.99% 73.10% 71.02% 72.83% 76.52%
Source:[16]

The following candidates were elected:[17] K. D. Lalkantha (UPFA-JVP), 114,319 preference votes (pv); R. P. A. Ranaweera Pathirana (UPFA-JVP), 103,086 pv; Duminda Dissanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 72,710 pv; P. Harrison (UNF-UNP), 60,777 pv; S. M. Chandrasena (UPFA-SLFP), 56,651 pv; Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe (UNF-UNP), 49,471 pv; Tissa Karalliyadde (UPFA-SLFP), 40,933 pv; and W. B. Ekanayake (UNF-UNP), 38,183 pv.

2004 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 26,333 26,199 20,986 38,703 22,230 25,705 18,751 9,070 187,977 63.92% 14
United National Party 13,442 14,929 10,053 16,016 11,174 11,249 7,996 4,307 89,166 30.32% 6
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 995 1,570 4,671 1,169 2,154 1,254 2,413 165 14,391 4.89% 1
United Socialist Party 178 207 143 184 161 181 128 35 1,217 0.41% 0
National Development Front 46 75 68 110 382 79 68 17 845 0.29% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 15 15 37 19 16 8 15 1 126 0.04% 0
Independent 3 12 16 12 20 10 12 16 1 99 0.03% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 6 13 6 14 6 6 6 17 74 0.03% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 15 11 12 14 6 5 4 6 73 0.02% 0
Independent 2 4 8 12 8 10 14 4 3 63 0.02% 0
Independent 1 15 7 6 13 7 7 2 3 60 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 41,061 43,050 36,006 56,270 36,156 38,520 29,403 13,625 294,091 100.00% 21
Rejected Votes 2,682 3,251 2,586 4,539 2,615 2,614 2,460 853 21,600
Total Polled 43,743 46,301 38,592 60,809 38,771 41,134 31,863 14,478 315,691
Registered Electors 77,391 81,435 65,482 102,138 66,036 68,897 52,770 514,149
Turnout 56.52% 56.86% 58.94% 59.54% 58.71% 59.70% 60.38% 61.40%
Source:[18]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Berty Premalal Dissanayake (UPFA), 79,936 preference votes (pv); M. Jayarathne (UPFA), 62,641 pv; Anura Dissanayake (UPFA), 35,515 pv; Aruna Dissanayake (UPFA), 34,481 pv; N. Rohana Pushpakumara (UPFA), 32,493 pv; S. C. Muthukumarana (UPFA), 25,632 pv; Manodara Gedara Keerthisinghe Wijerathne (UNP), 24,864 pv; Kidagalegama Hethuhamige Nandasena (UPFA), 24,054 pv; Gamage Weerasena (UPFA), 23,692 pv; Lakshman Jayawardhane (UPFA), 23,359 pv; Kapurubanda Dissanayakage Sunil Dissanayake (UNP), 19,513 pv; T. M. R. Siripala (UPFA), 17,000 pv; Appuhamige Herath Banda Semasinghe (UPFA), 16,639 pv; Adhikari Rani (UNP), 15,450 pv; Gunarathne Susil (UPFA), 15,264 pv; Abesinghe Mudiyanselage Ranbanda Abesinghe (UNP), 15,182 pv; R. B. Gnanathilake (UPFA), 15,164 pv; Anil Rathnayake (UNP), 13,441 pv; Aloysias Sunil Charles Fernando (UNP), 13,124 pv; Punchi Banda Dissanayake (UPFA), 12,833 pv; and A. K. Ravuttar Neina Muhammadu (SLMC), 7,558 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 %
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 33,726 31,575 26,330 46,073 26,220 29,071 22,454 15,591 231,040 55.08%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 25,382 29,829 22,027 33,758 24,314 21,647 16,897 9,102 182,956 43.62%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 169 250 201 256 196 192 160 24 1,448 0.35%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 155 262 184 247 181 192 136 21 1,378 0.33%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 65 107 70 99 65 81 54 28 569 0.14%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 82 77 34 107 53 54 37 34 478 0.11%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 54 74 54 80 46 69 43 8 428 0.10%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 44 62 45 94 37 31 49 5 367 0.09%
Anura De Silva ULF 32 61 20 54 32 33 26 3 261 0.06%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 25 34 15 45 37 19 31 1 207 0.05%
Wije Dias SEP 14 21 7 18 20 14 18 3 115 0.03%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 11 21 14 28 14 14 13 0 115 0.03%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 5 11 10 20 9 10 7 0 72 0.02%
Valid Votes 59,764 62,384 49,011 80,879 51,224 51,427 39,925 24,820 419,434 100.00%
Rejected Votes 563 671 481 836 506 446 429 631 4,563
Total Polled 60,327 63,055 49,492 81,715 51,730 51,873 40,354 25,451 423,997
Registered Electors 80,971 86,433 68,066 106,717 68,671 71,396 54,554 536,808
Turnout 74.50% 72.95% 72.71% 76.57% 75.33% 72.66% 73.97% 78.98%
Source:[19]

2008 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 5th North Central provincial council election held on 23 August 2008 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 28,113 27,690 22,532 39,984 21,700 25,450 18,633 15,445 199,547 54.70% 12
United National Party 21,898 22,279 16,203 27,017 19,538 15,164 13,195 6,725 142,019 38.93% 8
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 3,936 2,312 2,203 3,661 1,649 2,082 2,397 1,117 19,357 5.31% 1
National Congress 61 215 723 111 187 231 440 65 2,033 0.56% 0
United Socialist Party 91 116 82 114 101 72 58 14 648 0.18% 0
United National Alliance 64 81 60 88 81 40 53 24 491 0.13% 0
National Development Front 17 16 63 27 19 12 12 12 178 0.05% 0
Independent 7 11 14 15 20 16 18 9 3 106 0.03% 0
Independent 6 8 17 6 12 7 11 7 2 70 0.02% 0
Left Front (NSSP et al.) 20 11 5 16 5 1 2 7 67 0.02% 0
National People's Party 8 7 5 12 4 4 7 4 51 0.01% 0
Independent 5 3 3 15 6 5 4 1 1 38 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 8 4 1 3 4 2 6 7 35 0.01% 0
Independent 3 6 3 6 6 3 3 3 0 30 0.01% 0
Independent 1 5 9 2 2 2 2 2 2 26 0.01% 0
Independent 2 4 4 5 2 6 1 2 2 26 0.01% 0
Independent 4 1 3 4 4 1 5 2 2 22 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 7 1 1 3 0 2 2 1 17 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 1 4 1 3 3 1 0 3 16 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 54,262 52,789 41,932 71,091 43,331 43,105 34,831 23,436 364,777 100.00% 21
Rejected Votes 2,323 2,697 2,225 3,739 2,306 2,037 1,751 822 17,900
Total Polled 56,585 55,486 44,157 74,830 45,637 45,142 36,582 24,258 382,677
Registered Electors 86,208 91,972 72,114 113,350 72,777 74,962 58,034 569,417
Turnout 65.64% 60.33% 61.23% 66.02% 62.71% 60.22% 63.04% 67.21%
Source:[20]

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 %
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 41,418 41,965 33,622 57,967 34,101 35,996 27,619 25,760 298,448 66.32%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 22,270 21,288 17,054 25,591 18,431 14,971 13,928 10,228 143,761 31.94%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 241 262 311 295 227 236 206 143 1,921 0.43%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 154 255 137 238 134 171 147 32 1,268 0.28%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 109 202 151 222 141 148 112 30 1,115 0.25%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 60 68 53 96 61 83 57 10 488 0.11%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 40 85 70 85 64 54 66 13 477 0.11%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 35 63 37 91 60 56 65 10 417 0.09%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 39 49 51 61 41 49 29 6 325 0.07%
Lal Perera ONF 38 52 42 51 31 38 40 3 295 0.07%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 27 57 20 57 33 21 27 12 254 0.06%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 32 41 22 42 37 31 25 7 237 0.05%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 29 36 28 34 19 16 10 11 183 0.04%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 19 24 20 19 21 19 22 2 146 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 8 23 8 22 19 16 13 1 110 0.02%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 10 21 9 26 16 12 3 5 102 0.02%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 9 15 19 18 13 14 10 3 101 0.02%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 8 16 6 13 9 16 16 9 93 0.02%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 16 10 8 22 8 12 11 0 87 0.02%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 6 21 8 16 15 5 10 1 82 0.02%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 11 10 7 23 7 12 7 0 77 0.02%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 3 12 4 10 3 6 6 7 51 0.01%
Valid Votes 64,582 64,575 51,687 84,999 53,491 51,982 42,429 36,293 450,038 100.00%
Rejected Votes 517 583 356 650 396 293 358 632 3,785
Total Polled 65,099 65,158 52,043 85,649 53,887 52,275 42,787 36,925 453,823
Registered Electors 88,157 93,534 73,590 115,275 73,885 75,683 59,137 579,261
Turnout 73.84% 69.66% 70.72% 74.30% 72.93% 69.07% 72.35% 78.35%
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
Anura-
dhapura
East
Anura-
dhapura
West
Horow-
patana
Kala-
wewa
Keki-
rawa
Medawa-
chchiya
Mihin
-tale
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 30,497 31,803 23,499 42,905 17,029 26,178 21,291 28,002 221,204 66.52% 7
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
11,019 11,370 10,186 14,662 10,850 8,404 6,645 7,224 80,360 24.17% 2
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 4,541 2,436 1,790 2,583 1,298 1,596 1,752 2,133 18,129 5.45% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 78 88 56 131 10,121 11 377 583 11,445 3.44% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 13 6 193 14 5 50 8 63 352 0.11% 0
Independent 1 22 23 12 24 26 23 15 11 156 0.05% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 20 1 19 21 55 4 23 4 147 0.04% 0
Independent 6 12 14 12 15 7 9 21 7 97 0.03% 0
United National Alternative Front 10 18 10 15 11 7 4 12 87 0.03% 0
Independent 7 11 15 10 12 18 4 9 7 86 0.03% 0
United Democratic Front 10 9 7 12 14 3 4 7 66 0.02% 0
Independent 5 3 4 5 4 19 20 5 5 65 0.02% 0
Independent 2 1 16 2 17 4 8 3 7 58 0.02% 0
Independent 3 6 5 3 10 17 10 1 1 53 0.02% 0
Patriotic National Front 9 3 3 9 14 5 5 3 51 0.02% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 6 2 12 7 6 2 3 11 49 0.01% 0
Left Liberation Front 15 5 2 15 2 4 2 3 48 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 7 3 6 3 21 0 5 1 46 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 4 4 4 4 0 4 1 5 26 0.01% 0
Independent 4 3 2 1 2 1 3 1 0 13 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 46,287 45,827 35,832 60,465 39,518 36,345 30,175 38,089 332,538 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 2,807 3,636 2,268 4,124 3,412 2,759 2,370 1,554 22,930
Total Polled 49,094 49,463 38,100 64,589 42,930 39,104 32,545 39,643 355,468
Registered Electors 88,157 93,534 73,590 115,275 73,885 75,683 59,137 579,261
Turnout 55.69% 52.88% 51.77% 56.03% 58.10% 51.67% 55.03% 61.37%
Source:[21]

The following candidates were elected:[22] S. M. Chandrasena (UPFA-SLFP), 112,644 preference votes (pv); Duminda Dissanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 101,384 pv; Tissa Karalliyadde (UPFA-SLFP), 55,017 pv; Asanka Shehan Semasinghe (UPFA), 46,115 pv; Sarath Chandrasiri Muthukumarana (UPFA), 44,645 pv; W. B. Ekanayake (UPFA), 40,634 pv; Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe (UNF-UNP), 29,884 pv; P. Weerakumara Dissanayake (UPFA), 27,102 pv; and P. Harrison (UNF-UNP), 24,675 pv.

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