Attanagalla Electoral District

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Attanagalla electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989. The district was named after the town of Attanagalla in present-day Gampaha District, Western Province. The 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka introduced the proportional representation electoral system for electing members of Parliament. The existing 160 mainly single-member electoral districts were replaced with 22 multi-member electoral districts.[1] Attanagalla electoral district was replaced by the Gampaha multi-member electoral district at the 1989 general elections, the first under the PR system, though Attanagalla continues to be a polling division of the multi-member electoral district.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 Independent    Sri Lanka Freedom Party    United National Party  

Election Member Party Term
1947 S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike United National Party 1947-1952
1952 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1952-1956
1956 1956-1959
1960 James Peter Obeyesekere III 1960-1960
1960 1960-1965
1965 Sirimavo R. D. Bandaranaike 1965-1970
1970 1970-1977
1977 1977-1980
1980 (Nom) Lakshman Jayakody 1980-1989

Elections[edit]

1947 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 1st parliamentary election held between 23 August 1947 and 20 September 1947 for the district:[2]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike United National Party Hand 31,463 87.22%
C. Gunasekera Lanka Sama Samaja Party Elephant 4,609 12.78%
Valid Votes 36,072 100.00%
Rejected Votes 417
Total Polled 36,489
Registered Electors 55,948
Turnout 65.22%

1952 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 2nd parliamentary election held between 24 May 1952 and 30 May 1952 for the district:[3]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Sri Lanka Freedom Party Elephant 38,478 86.64%
A.W.G. Seneviratne United National Party Star 5,934 13.36%
Valid Votes 44,412 100.00%
Rejected Votes 360
Total Polled 44,772
Registered Electors 58,322
Turnout 76.77%

1956 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 3rd parliamentary election held between 5 April 1956 and 10 April 1956 for the district:[4]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 45,016 92.52%
A.W.G. Seneviratne United National Party Elephant 3,019 6.20%
I. Tinsi Independent Umbrella 621 1.28%
Valid Votes 48,656 100.00%
Rejected Votes 369
Total Polled 49,025
Registered Electors 64,310
Turnout 76.23%

1960 (March) Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 4th parliamentary election held on 19 March 1960 for the district:[5]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
James Peter Obeyesekere III Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 20,985 73.72%
A.W.G. Seneviratne United National Party Elephant 5,668 19.91%
Gemunu Kulasekera Key 1,559 5.48%
Mahanama Wickremasinghe Orange 254 0.89%
Valid Votes 28,466 100.00%
Rejected Votes 162
Total Polled 28,628
Registered Electors 35,783
Turnout 80.00%

1960 (July) Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 5th parliamentary election held on 20 July 1960 for the district:[6]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
James Peter Obeyesekere III Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 22,491 82.20%
A.W.G. Seneviratne United National Party Elephant 4,870 17.80%
Valid Votes 27,361 100.00%
Rejected Votes 121
Total Polled 27,482
Registered Electors 35,783
Turnout 76.80%

1965 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 6th parliamentary election held on 22 March 1965 for the district:[7]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 26,150 72.16%
A.W.G. Seneviratne United National Party Elephant 9,615 26.53%
J. Kasturiarachi Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Cart Wheel 288 0.79%
U.H.D.S. Wijetunga Clock 185 0.51%
Valid Votes 36,238 100.00%
Rejected Votes 142
Total Polled 36,380
Registered Electors 42,735
Turnout 85.13%

1970 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 7th parliamentary election held on 27 May 1970 for the district:[8]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 31,612 75.54%
J.R.P. Suriyapperuma United National Party Elephant 9,889 23.63%
R.A.D. W. Ratnasekera Ship 349 0.83%
Valid Votes 41,850 100.00%
Rejected Votes 161
Total Polled 42,011
Registered Electors 48,908
Turnout 85.90%

1977 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 8th parliamentary election held on 21 July 1977 for the district:[9]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 30,226 59.05%
A.W.G. Seneviratne United National Party Elephant 19,563 38.22%
Chandra Gunasekera Key 1,067 2.08%
T.A.D.K. Thambugala Star 335 0.65%
Valid Votes 51,191 100.00%
Rejected Votes 152
Total Polled 51,343
Registered Electors 58,236
Turnout 88.16%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Electoral System". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-03-19" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-07-20" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-06-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

Coordinates: 7°06′43″N 80°07′58″E / 7.1119°N 80.1328°E / 7.1119; 80.1328