Badulla Electoral District

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This article is about the electoral district in Sri Lanka. For the administrative district, see Badulla District.
Badulla
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Badulla
Province Uva
Polling divisions 9
Population 861,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 574,814[2] (2010)
Area 2,861 km2 (1,105 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 8
MPs Lal Chamika Buddhadasa, UPFA
Nimal Siripala De Silva, UPFA
Udith Lokubandara, UPFA
Dilan Perera, UPFA
Rohana Pushpakumara, UPFA
Lakshman Senewiratne, UNP
K. Velayudam, UNP
Amith Thenuka Vidanagamage, UPFA

Badulla 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 Badulla in the Uva province. The district currently elects 8 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 574,814 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 %
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
Junius Jayewardene UNP 12,435 15,718 14,196 11,822 21,340 14,400 17,564 18,673 12,251 2,663 141,062 58.67%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 8,485 12,755 10,249 9,257 7,076 8,830 9,251 10,078 10,836 1,645 88,462 36.79%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 717 652 1,011 482 443 379 1,851 1,745 242 191 7,713 3.21%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 253 245 212 242 229 230 206 199 237 62 2,115 0.88%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 76 97 69 55 27 118 54 61 62 6 625 0.26%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 37 55 41 55 33 61 67 35 75 4 463 0.19%
Valid Votes 22,003 29,522 25,778 21,913 29,148 24,018 28,993 30,791 23,703 4,571 240,440 100.00%
Rejected Votes 228 375 351 242 287 395 335 437 289 43 2,982
Total Polled 22,231 29,897 26,129 22,155 29,435 24,413 29,328 31,228 23,992 4,614 243,422
Registered Electors 27,419 35,570 30,598 27,756 33,514 28,077 33,670 36,128 27,455 280,187
Turnout 81.08% 84.05% 85.39% 79.82% 87.83% 86.95% 87.10% 86.44% 87.39% 86.88%
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 %
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 4,968 14,191 10,005 10,426 16,990 7,056 3,255 7,491 6,397 80,779 60.09%
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 3,160 11,182 6,585 8,003 7,682 3,500 956 3,580 5,575 50,223 37.36%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 464 776 543 412 499 230 52 232 214 3,422 2.55%
Valid Votes 8,592 26,149 17,133 18,841 25,171 10,786 4,263 11,303 12,186 134,424 100.00%
Rejected Votes 185 717 466 401 435 425 130 232 285 3,276
Total Polled 8,777 26,866 17,599 19,242 25,606 11,211 4,393 11,535 12,471 137,700
Registered Electors 31,924 42,467 35,367 30,645 46,724 31,509 38,520 41,846 30,460 329,462
Turnout 27.49% 63.26% 49.76% 62.79% 54.80% 35.58% 11.40% 27.57% 40.94% 41.80%
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
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
United National Party /
Ceylon Workers' Congress
10,874 14,078 14,240 11,495 25,158 13,791 15,835 14,743 12,581 2,294 135,089 58.97% 5
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 7,154 10,444 8,454 7,444 9,120 8,475 9,739 10,521 8,067 1,593 81,011 35.36% 3
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
1,704 493 1,122 333 124 583 171 380 673 129 5,712 2.49% 0
United Lanka People's Party 716 432 673 398 360 559 344 1,828 244 35 5,589 2.44% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 171 363 223 93 75 112 337 135 86 98 1,693 0.74% 0
Valid Votes 20,619 25,810 24,712 19,763 34,837 23,520 26,426 27,607 21,651 4,149 229,094 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 1,360 1,958 2,228 1,509 2,341 2,079 3,429 2,424 2,248 128 19,704
Total Polled 21,979 27,768 26,940 21,272 37,178 25,599 29,855 30,031 23,899 4,277 248,798
Registered Electors 30,982 41,805 34,666 30,052 46,406 31,156 38,268 41,334 30,170 4,482 329,321
Turnout 70.94% 66.42% 77.71% 70.78% 80.11% 82.16% 78.02% 72.65% 79.21% 95.43% 75.55%
Sources:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] W. J. M. Lokubandara (UNP), 52,559 preference votes (pv); Samaraweera Weerawanni (UNP), 35,210 pv; Lakshman Senewiratne (UNP), 32,427 pv; Hema Ratnayake (SLFP), 28,635 pv; Edwin Wickremarathne Dodangodage Don (SLFP), 28,385 pv; Ravindra Samaraweera (UNP), 26,348 pv; Madduma Bandara Sethapenage Appuhamy Ralalage (SLFP), 23,066 pv; and Amarakone Chandra Karunaratne (UNP), 20,026 pv.

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
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
United National Party /
Ceylon Workers' Congress
14,147 21,713 20,677 19,574 27,956 21,180 19,310 19,935 14,340 3,299 182,131 54.04% 5
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 14,070 19,545 15,341 14,491 16,702 13,012 16,792 18,811 12,646 5,136 146,546 43.48% 3
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 340 396 465 311 319 243 520 612 195 154 3,555 1.05% 0
Independent 2 116 466 167 349 75 151 192 992 80 13 2,601 0.77% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 258 172 168 92 242 62 211 154 93 89 1,541 0.46% 0
Independent 1 30 112 76 75 86 64 77 65 87 13 685 0.20% 0
Valid Votes 28,961 42,404 36,894 34,892 45,380 34,712 37,102 40,569 27,441 8,704 337,059 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 1,937 3,255 3,419 3,780 3,083 3,731 3,095 3,300 2,744 196 28,540
Total Polled 30,898 45,659 40,313 38,672 48,463 38,443 40,197 43,869 30,185 8,900 365,599
Registered Electors 40,039 56,426 48,807 48,853 58,235 45,788 47,127 53,643 36,342 435,260
Turnout 77.17% 80.92% 82.60% 79.16% 83.22% 83.96% 85.30% 81.78% 83.06% 84.00%
Sources:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] W. J. M. Lokubandara (UNP), 78,845 preference votes (pv); Dilan Perera (PA), 54,150 pv; Samaraweera Weerawanni (PA), 44,595 pv; Ravindra Samaraweera (UNP), 42,309 pv; Sennan Veera (UNP), 41,683 pv; Lakshman Senewiratne (UNP), 41,320 pv; Hema Ratnayake (PA), 40,873 pv; and R.M. Ratnayake (UNP), 40,293 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 %
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 17,416 23,648 20,090 20,108 18,218 19,303 20,307 22,177 15,304 6,239 182,810 55.27%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 10,210 15,072 14,430 13,371 24,842 13,793 16,031 17,280 11,227 3,355 139,611 42.21%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 255 464 491 551 446 556 335 284 456 9 3,847 1.16%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 182 236 212 221 213 176 134 164 145 62 1,745 0.53%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 104 152 153 140 213 167 129 126 183 20 1,387 0.42%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 76 161 146 140 203 174 141 121 172 38 1,372 0.41%
Valid Votes 28,243 39,733 35,522 34,531 44,135 34,169 37,077 40,152 27,487 9,723 330,772 100.00%
Rejected Votes 958 2,003 1,861 2,182 1,302 1,873 1,267 1,482 1,002 163 14,093
Total Polled 29,201 41,736 37,383 36,713 45,437 36,042 38,344 41,634 28,489 9,886 344,865
Registered Electors 40,039 56,426 48,807 48,853 58,235 45,788 47,127 53,643 36,342 435,260
Turnout 72.93% 73.97% 76.59% 75.15% 78.02% 78.71% 81.36% 77.61% 78.39% 79.23%
Source:[8]

1999 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 140,293 44.69%
United National Party 137,437 43.78%
National Union of Workers (CWC, DWC) 19,224 6.12%
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 12,106 3.86%
Up-Country People's Front 2,473 0.79%
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 1,980 0.63%
Independent 407 0.13%
Valid Votes 313,920 100.00%
Rejected Votes 29,396
Total Polled 343,316
Registered Electors 454,913
Turnout 75.47%
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 %
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 13,310 20,768 18,382 18,053 27,638 18,124 18,969 20,447 13,003 4,190 172,884 47.97%
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 16,039 23,002 18,253 16,622 19,750 16,558 18,433 20,063 13,336 4,944 167,000 46.33%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 1,125 1,339 1,384 826 1,757 748 1,401 1,665 957 823 12,025 3.34%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 88 150 154 180 400 205 117 126 230 2 1,652 0.46%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 71 164 142 164 260 189 134 156 218 1 1,499 0.42%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 92 151 131 121 199 155 88 99 193 5 1,234 0.34%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 115 178 163 103 133 95 72 128 116 74 1,177 0.33%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 105 98 85 92 54 61 54 291 68 7 915 0.25%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 72 87 39 86 46 64 61 33 49 52 589 0.16%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 37 74 77 52 62 67 55 69 56 5 554 0.15%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 20 74 57 57 69 54 35 47 82 0 495 0.14%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 15 26 21 23 24 28 15 15 32 4 203 0.06%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 9 29 25 17 26 23 16 17 29 3 194 0.05%
Valid Votes 31,098 46,140 38,913 36,396 50,418 36,371 39,450 43,156 28,369 10,110 360,421 100.00%
Rejected Votes 882 1,526 1,433 1,210 1,308 1,222 960 1,203 958 277 10,979
Total Polled 31,980 47,666 40,346 37,606 51,726 37,593 40,410 44,359 29,327 10,387 371,400
Registered Electors 42,591 62,074 51,998 48,861 65,925 48,066 49,560 56,170 38,978 464,223
Turnout 75.09% 76.79% 77.59% 76.97% 78.46% 78.21% 81.54% 78.97% 75.24% 80.00%
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
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
United National Party 13,312 20,912 17,338 16,430 28,850 15,491 17,582 19,377 12,880 5,179 167,351 46.36% 5
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
14,638 19,836 17,588 13,699 17,792 13,848 18,162 18,661 13,082 6,866 154,172 42.71% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,778 1,928 1,802 1,046 2,990 912 1,815 1,835 1,131 1,177 16,414 4.55% 0
Ceylon Workers' Congress 631 1,927 944 2,975 6 4,135 394 617 342 121 12,092 3.35% 0
National Unity Alliance (SLMC) 430 564 293 473 153 173 215 2,577 113 61 5,052 1.40% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 135 253 233 231 343 216 210 161 227 13 2,022 0.56% 0
Sinhala Heritage 297 447 184 174 105 70 119 152 65 164 1,777 0.49% 0
Citizen's Front 96 76 99 28 58 34 50 42 101 13 597 0.17% 0
Liberal Party 16 34 31 36 54 47 27 30 49 1 325 0.09% 0
Democratic United National Front 20 51 26 23 39 38 27 31 23 1 279 0.08% 0
Independent 1 16 31 24 14 31 17 19 18 36 1 207 0.06% 0
People's Freedom Front 11 20 25 29 9 55 12 7 11 0 179 0.05% 0
Independent 4 14 24 24 12 32 21 21 13 16 1 178 0.05% 0
Independent 3 10 17 16 34 16 20 7 9 17 2 148 0.04% 0
National Development Front 4 10 8 9 11 15 6 8 9 0 80 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 8 11 10 13 9 1 3 10 11 1 77 0.02% 0
Independent 2 10 14 7 10 3 6 4 5 6 1 66 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 31,426 46,155 38,652 35,236 50,501 35,099 38,673 43,553 28,119 13,602 361,016 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 1,869 3,650 3,380 3,683 2,908 2,921 2,999 2,658 28,187
Total Polled 33,295 49,805 42,032 38,919 53,409 41,594 46,552 30,777 389,203
Registered Electors 43,882 63,837 52,866 50,052 68,260 49,102 50,535 57,245 39,779 475,558
Turnout 75.87% 78.02% 79.51% 77.76% 78.24% 82.30% 81.32% 77.37% 81.84%
Source:[11]

The following candidates were elected:[12] Nimal Siripala De Silva (PA), 98,917 preference votes (pv); W. J. M. Lokubandara (UNP), 75,417 pv; Lakshman Senewiratne (UNP), 51,382 pv; Sethapenage Appuhamy Ralalage Madduma Bandara (PA), 47,152 pv; Upali Delton Samaraweera (UNP), 45,839 pv; Ravindra Samaraweera (UNP), 44,257 pv; Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Ratnayake (UNP), 38,997 pv; and Dilan Perera (PA), 38,415 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
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, DPF)
16,240 25,750 20,754 22,114 30,316 20,490 20,496 24,295 14,792 201,173 53.81% 5
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
12,518 17,710 15,137 12,340 17,224 12,174 16,287 17,253 11,949 138,443 37.03% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 2,851 3,319 2,775 1,729 4,655 1,485 2,772 3,413 1,962 26,820 7.17% 0
Independent 3 817 592 872 575 4 1,743 70 267 99 5,065 1.35% 0
Sinhala Heritage 137 302 127 70 64 42 63 114 66 1,044 0.28% 0
National Democratic Party 40 30 85 12 56 41 23 32 33 352 0.09% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 21 28 39 22 64 24 20 18 40 276 0.07% 0
Independent 5 13 21 23 16 26 28 19 25 29 203 0.05% 0
Independent 4 8 12 19 14 19 14 9 8 11 114 0.03% 0
Independent 1 6 9 14 4 20 9 10 10 23 105 0.03% 0
Independent 2 12 11 13 4 10 16 4 8 13 91 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 9 10 3 15 14 6 8 11 83 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 7 4 9 7 9 10 2 8 11 68 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 32,677 47,797 39,877 36,910 52,482 36,090 39,781 45,459 29,039 373,837 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 1,884 3,543 3,047 3,325 2,793 3,575 2,681 2,908 2,579 26,626
Total Polled 34,561 51,340 42,924 40,235 55,275 39,665 42,462 48,367 31,618 400,463
Registered Electors 45,540 65,674 54,349 51,762 70,678 50,668 51,763 59,666 41,188 491,288
Turnout 75.89% 78.17% 78.98% 77.73% 78.21% 78.28% 82.03% 81.06% 76.77% 81.51%
Sources:[13][14]

The following candidates were elected:[15] Nimal Siripala De Silva (PA), 85,273 preference votes (pv); W. J. M. Lokubandara (UNF), 80,593 pv; Lakshman Senewiratne (UNF), 46,792 pv; Ravindra Samaraweera (UNF), 44,742 pv; Upali Delton Samaraweera (UNF), 43,228 pv; K. Velayudam (UNF), 40,753 pv; Sethapenage Appuhamy Ralalage Madduma Bandara (PA), 36,708 pv; and D.D.W. Wickremaratne (PA), 33,513 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
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, DPF)
15,825 23,791 19,125 21,258 23,822 21,016 18,030 20,441 12,874 5,523 181,705 49.09% 5
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 15,103 21,784 17,926 15,499 27,727 13,779 19,946 23,040 14,805 9,025 178,634 48.26% 3
Jathika Hela Urumaya 1,586 1,343 725 639 363 279 357 775 211 654 6,932 1.87% 0
United Lalith Front 45 73 81 73 89 94 67 67 55 3 647 0.17% 0
National Development Front 45 158 64 45 47 79 62 67 33 10 610 0.16% 0
United Socialist Party 43 79 66 92 76 77 52 53 50 0 588 0.16% 0
Independent 7 21 44 36 34 58 23 30 32 51 0 329 0.09% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 18 19 13 26 27 12 113 8 3 6 245* 0.07% 0
Independent 6 9 24 17 14 18 11 20 12 16 0 141 0.04% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 6 6 1 16 4 2 6 9 4 56 0.02% 0
Independent 1 7 4 8 3 4 5 3 3 7 1 45 0.01% 0
Independent 4 4 2 11 2 9 4 1 5 4 1 43 0.01% 0
Independent 5 3 5 5 4 9 4 1 2 7 0 40 0.01% 0
Swarajya 4 3 1 4 8 2 3 3 8 0 36 0.01% 0
Independent 2 9 2 2 6 6 3 3 0 5 0 36 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 0 5 3 1 3 3 6 3 5 6 35* 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 3 5 5 4 3 1 2 3 2 0 28 0.01% 0
Independent 3 4 1 6 3 6 1 1 2 3 1 28 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 32,731 47,348 38,100 37,708 52,291 35,397 38,699 44,522 28,148 15,234 370,178 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 1,980 3,780 3,886 3,475 3,442 3,628 3,275 3,851 2,556 286 30,159
Total Polled 34,711 51,128 41,986 41,183 55,733 39,025 41,974 48,373 30,704 15,520 400,337
Registered Electors 46,872 67,710 55,733 54,797 74,365 52,719 53,690 62,308 42,921 511,115
Turnout 74.05% 75.51% 75.33% 75.16% 74.95% 74.02% 78.18% 77.64% 71.54% 78.33%
Source:[16]

The following candidates were elected:[17] K. V. Samantha Vidyaratna (UPFA-JVP), 98,848 preference votes (pv); Nimal Siripala De Silva (UPFA-SLFP), 96,799 pv; Dilan Perera (UPFA-SLFP), 64,655 pv; W. J. M. Lokubandara (UNF-UNP), 56,954 pv; Ravindra Samaraweera (UNF-UNP), 49,387 pv; M. Satchithanandan (UNF-CWC), 44,934 pv; Lakshman Senewiratne (UNF-UNP), 40,820 pv; and Vadivel Suresh (UNF-CWC), 37,520 pv.

2004 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 14,755 20,409 17,863 14,998 24,838 15,345 19,032 21,218 14,879 5,860 169,197 55.48% 12
United National Party 9,753 14,620 11,346 12,303 15,707 13,712 14,751 15,286 8,965 2,728 119,171 39.08% 8
Up-Country People's Front 1,301 2,335 1,686 3,306 43 1,948 688 843 515 94 12,759 4.18% 1
United Socialist Party 154 315 247 313 279 367 268 228 178 15 2,364 0.78% 0
National Development Front 29 86 63 49 80 63 48 51 47 7 523 0.17% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 260 27 64 42 16 22 10 14 12 1 468 0.15% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 43 22 21 27 50 11 15 22 13 22 246 0.08% 0
Independent 18 22 23 19 39 26 21 19 41 3 231 0.08% 0
Valid Votes 26,313 37,836 31,313 31,057 41,052 31,494 34,833 37,681 24,650 8,730 304,959 100.00% 21
Rejected Votes 1,969 2,961 2,876 3,286 3,220 3,018 2,601 2,890 2,316 491 25,628
Total Polled 28,282 40,797 34,189 34,343 44,272 34,512 37,434 40,571 26,966 9,221 330,587
Registered Electors 46,872 67,710 55,733 54,797 74,365 52,719 53,690 62,308 42,921 511,115
Turnout 60.34% 60.25% 61.34% 62.67% 59.53% 65.46% 69.72% 65.11% 62.83% 64.68%
Source:[18]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Anthinna Markkalage Buddhadasa (UPFA), 42,679 preference votes (pv); R. M. Udeni Nandana Kumara Ramanayaka (UPFA), 40,838 pv; Upali Delton Samaraweera (UNP), 40,297 pv; Rohana Pushpakumara (UPFA), 31,666 pv; D. D. W. Wickramarathna (UPFA), 25,732 pv; R. M. Dinadasa Rathnayaka (UPFA), 24,211 pv; R. M. Sudath Balagalla (UPFA), 21,681 pv; A. J. M. Gunathilaka (UPFA), 20,199 pv; R. M. Rathnayake (UNP), 19,411 pv; D. M. Hema Rathnayaka (UPFA), 18,170 pv; Madar Saibu Sehu Mohamed (UPFA), 17,345 pv; Manel Rathnayaka (UPFA), 16,215 pv; Ponnusamy Bhoominathan (UPFA), 16,074 pv; K. Velayudam (UNP), 15,423 pv; Sethapena Appuhami Ralalage Bandusena (UPFA), 13,446 pv; Vincent Dias Dren (UNP), 15,076 pv; Muththu Kandasamy Wiji Visvanathan (UNP), 13,189 pv; A. C. Ameer Mohamed (UNP), 12,356 pv; Murugan Periyasamy Loganathan (UNP), 11,759 pv; W. J. M. Samarasekara Bandara (UNP), 11,650 pv; and Arunachalem Aravindh Kumar (UCPF), 5,059 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 %
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 18,624 29,137 23,638 25,935 32,592 25,176 22,127 26,108 16,423 6,822 226,582 53.11%
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 17,494 24,294 19,946 15,856 26,877 15,717 21,387 23,736 16,803 10,624 192,734 45.18%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 155 315 310 354 286 135 227 281 258 6 2,327 0.55%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 129 285 249 174 307 207 165 200 268 6 1,990 0.47%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 58 65 73 51 79 53 78 76 45 36 614 0.14%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 29 61 50 29 100 30 46 47 67 9 468 0.11%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 30 41 27 45 67 39 53 49 48 2 401 0.09%
Anura De Silva ULF 29 46 46 35 51 38 26 41 48 3 363 0.09%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 15 32 53 17 62 18 33 41 45 6 322 0.08%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 22 26 36 24 38 20 21 23 29 0 239 0.06%
Wije Dias SEP 16 36 35 24 28 29 20 8 25 3 224 0.05%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 14 37 29 25 24 19 23 18 27 1 217 0.05%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 8 18 19 13 12 10 12 17 8 1 118 0.03%
Valid Votes 36,623 54,393 44,511 42,582 60,523 41,491 44,218 50,645 34,094 17,519 426,599 100.00%
Rejected Votes 512 888 785 736 947 874 588 640 611 244 6,825
Total Polled 37,135 55,281 45,296 43,318 61,470 42,365 44,806 51,285 34,705 17,763 433,424
Registered Electors 48,670 71,292 57,900 56,220 78,986 54,910 55,655 64,481 45,049 533,163
Turnout 76.30% 77.54% 78.23% 77.05% 77.82% 77.15% 80.51% 79.54% 77.04% 81.29%
Source:[19]

2009 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 5th Uva provincial council election held on 8 August 2009 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 21,386 33,702 27,088 26,471 39,909 23,959 24,569 29,431 20,433 12,121 259,069 67.79% 14
United National Party 12,084 12,821 10,653 7,765 12,013 9,736 12,036 11,862 7,437 2,228 98,635 25.81% 5
Up-Country People's Front 570 1,759 1,206 2,760 22 1,855 346 204 398 107 9,227 2.41% 1
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 628 819 728 603 1,943 540 1,525 1,114 564 543 9,007 2.36% 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 279 766 178 351 86 458 121 1,840 42 29 4,150 1.09% 0
United National Alliance 62 57 54 46 59 68 66 41 44 6 503 0.13% 0
Democratic Unity Alliance 39 48 204 29 8 70 21 39 21 2 481 0.13% 0
United Socialist Party 22 39 43 31 26 37 25 21 28 4 276 0.07% 0
National Development Front 18 41 21 25 40 44 17 17 22 2 247 0.06% 0
Independent 4 9 29 16 12 17 21 15 16 21 2 158 0.04% 0
Independent 3 6 15 11 12 9 10 5 15 5 1 89 0.02% 0
Jansetha Peramuna 4 17 6 2 9 4 3 15 7 0 67 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Council 3 9 6 5 6 3 11 2 11 0 56 0.01% 0
Independent 2 3 4 5 4 4 7 3 5 15 1 51 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 1 9 8 5 7 5 0 3 6 0 44 0.01% 0
Independent 1 5 5 6 6 3 6 1 3 4 0 39 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 4 4 2 4 1 2 7 4 1 31 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 4 3 3 1 3 1 2 8 3 2 30 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 35,125 50,147 40,240 38,130 54,168 36,825 38,768 44,643 29,065 15,049 382,160 100.00% 21
Rejected Votes 1,508 3,311 3,006 3,268 2,615 3,156 2,337 2,572 2,378 304 24,455
Total Polled 36,633 53,458 43,246 41,398 56,783 39,981 41,105 47,215 31,443 15,353 406,615
Registered Electors 51,468 77,312 63,124 60,706 85,562 60,002 59,472 68,937 48,231 574,814
Turnout 71.18% 69.15% 68.51% 68.19% 66.36% 66.63% 69.12% 68.49% 65.19% 70.74%
Source:[20]

The following candidates were elected:[21] Anura Ravindra Widanagamage (UPFA), 51,309 preference votes (pv); Anthinna Markkalage Buddhadasa (UPFA), 43,913 pv; Harin Fernando (UNP), 36,996 pv; Rohana Pushpakumara (UPFA), 36,204 pv; D. M. S. W. K. Denipitiya (UPFA), 35,380 pv; Manel Rathnayaka (UPFA), 31,139 pv; M. H. Sumith Samayadasa (UPFA), 30,558 pv; Sethapena Appuhami Ralalage Bandusena (UPFA), 30,080 pv; Mihimal Munasinghe (UPFA), 26,377 pv; Ajith Deshapriya Nilame Wickramarathna Dodangodage Don (UPFA), 24,743 pv; Upali Delton Samaraweera (UNP), 24,739 pv; Author Chamara Sampath Dasanayaka (UPFA), 24,490 pv; D. M. Hema Rathnayaka (UPFA), 20,855 pv; A. Akalan Sendil Thondaman (UPFA), 20,448 pv; Don Sunil Jayantha Kannangara (UNP), 20,328 pv; A. J. M. Gunathilaka (UPFA), 19,457 pv; Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage Nimal Rathnayaka (UPFA), 17,622 p; K. Velayudam (UNP), 14,870 pv; R. Gunawardana (UNP), 11,220 pv; Arunachalem Aravindh Kumar (UCPF), 7,863 pv; and R. M. Sudath Balagalla (JVP), 1,969 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 %
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 19,799 29,975 23,758 19,135 38,486 18,529 24,831 27,252 20,816 14,998 237,579 53.23%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 17,917 26,085 21,946 23,856 24,057 22,601 18,696 23,092 12,529 8,056 198,835 44.55%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 69 182 144 154 175 177 131 110 107 43 1,292 0.29%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 72 178 161 83 207 130 121 99 152 11 1,214 0.27%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 75 157 151 218 106 231 88 82 98 6 1,212 0.27%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 45 100 85 66 161 75 90 85 76 12 795 0.18%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 60 83 76 82 118 102 68 57 79 8 733 0.16%
Lal Perera ONF 57 74 71 86 78 109 67 64 61 2 669 0.15%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 45 71 63 87 81 90 42 42 55 4 580 0.13%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 47 73 67 35 75 52 61 60 53 2 525 0.12%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 31 60 66 63 53 71 60 53 46 3 506 0.11%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 42 61 73 53 35 68 37 36 42 3 450 0.10%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 19 27 33 32 33 30 22 44 17 8 265 0.06%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 17 23 32 35 41 47 25 22 20 1 263 0.06%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 14 23 39 34 31 46 16 21 18 6 248 0.06%
Wije Dias SEP 23 34 39 39 18 25 23 20 21 4 246 0.06%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 14 20 18 28 20 34 14 16 15 0 179 0.04%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 13 13 21 19 18 31 18 17 14 1 165 0.04%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 10 21 17 19 25 29 19 16 8 0 164 0.04%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 11 20 17 12 24 20 13 13 19 4 153 0.03%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 7 18 14 11 11 19 13 17 5 2 117 0.03%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 5 13 15 12 10 15 4 14 16 0 104 0.02%
Valid Votes 38,392 57,311 46,906 44,159 63,863 42,531 44,459 51,232 34,267 23,174 446,294 100.00%
Rejected Votes 441 735 665 831 491 716 425 509 1,068 202 6,083
Total Polled 38,833 58,046 47,571 44,990 64,354 43,247 44,884 51,741 35,335 23,376 452,377
Registered Electors 51,468 77,312 63,124 60,706 85,562 60,002 59,472 68,937 48,231 574,814
Turnout 75.45% 75.08% 75.36% 74.11% 75.21% 72.08% 75.47% 75.06% 73.26% 78.70%
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
Badulla Bandara
-wela
Hali
Ela
Hapu-
tale
Mahi-
yanga
-naya
Passara Uva
Parana
-gama
Weli-
mada
Wiya-
luwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, CWC et al.) 18,670 24,188 21,341 17,197 29,903 18,320 21,537 19,820 16,967 15,746 203,689 58.25% 6
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
11,314 14,803 11,858 11,575 14,613 11,744 11,253 14,070 7,046 4,610 112,886 32.28% 2
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 1,655 2,262 1,544 1,346 2,433 695 1,696 1,816 705 1,616 15,768 4.51% 0
Up-Country People's Front 598 2,145 1,173 3,829 7 1,955 625 540 423 186 11,481 3.28% 0
Independent 4 75 130 100 397 66 56 269 3,221 97 235 4,646 1.33% 0
United National Alternative Front 17 26 30 28 33 42 25 26 23 4 254 0.07% 0
Independent 5 11 25 20 41 25 35 13 58 13 3 244 0.07% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 15 3 7 3 5 5 7 6 73 13 137 0.04% 0
United Democratic Front 12 18 13 13 16 17 11 8 8 4 120 0.03% 0
Independent 1 11 9 12 9 9 18 6 6 7 4 91 0.03% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 3 19 7 14 7 7 4 11 4 3 79 0.02% 0
National People's Party 1 8 14 11 10 7 7 6 6 1 71 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Council 7 3 4 16 12 14 2 7 5 0 70 0.02% 0
Independent 2 2 9 6 4 6 2 8 3 5 3 48 0.01% 0
Independent 3 3 7 4 1 2 5 9 9 3 1 44 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 2 4 1 4 3 2 0 4 3 26 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 1 5 0 5 5 0 0 1 4 3 24 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 32,398 43,662 36,137 34,490 47,156 32,925 35,474 39,608 25,393 22,435 349,678 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 1,409 2,982 2,893 3,134 2,520 3,284 2,478 2,642 2,135 692 24,169
Total Polled 33,807 46,644 39,030 37,624 49,676 36,209 37,952 42,250 27,528 23,127 373,847
Registered Electors 51,468 77,312 63,124 60,706 85,562 60,002 59,472 68,937 48,231 574,814
Turnout 65.69% 60.33% 61.83% 61.98% 58.06% 60.35% 63.81% 61.29% 57.08% 65.04%
Source:[22]

The following candidates were elected:[23] Nimal Siripala De Silva (UPFA-SLFP), 141,990 preference votes (pv); Dilan Perera (UPFA-SLFP), 69,610 pv; Harin Fernando (UNF), 49,073 pv; Lal Chamika Buddhadasa (UPFA), 42,856 pv; Udith Lokubandara (UPFA), 38,124 pv; Rohana Pushpakumara (UPFA), 36,080 pv; Amith Thenuka Vidanagamage (UPFA), 34,742 pv; and Lakshman Senewiratne (UNF-UNP), 31,560 pv.

Harin Fernando (UNP) resigned to contest the Uva provincial council elections on 5 August 2014.[24][25] His replacement K. Velayudam (UNP) was sworn in on 8 August 2014.[26][27]

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