Batticaloa Electoral District

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Batticaloa Electoral District
மட்டக்களப்பு தேர்தல் மாவட்டம்
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Batticaloa
Province Eastern
Polling divisions 3
Population 537,000[1] (2009)
Electorate 344,750[2] (2010)
Area 2,854 km2 (1,102 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 5
MPs P. Ariyanethiran, TNA
Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana, SLMC
Ameer Ali, UNF
P. Selvarasa, TNA
S. Yogeswaran, TNA

Batticaloa Electoral District (Tamil: மட்டக்களப்பு தேர்தல் மாவட்டம் Maṭṭakkaḷappu Tērtal Māvaṭṭam) 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 Batticaloa in the Eastern province. The district currently elects 5 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 344,750 registered electors in 2010.[2]

Election results[edit]

1982 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 1st presidential election held on 20 October 1982:[4]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  J. R. Jayewardene UNP 24,220 15,950 7,129 795 48,094 40.05%
  Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 19,338 5,250 21,918 589 47,095 39.22%
  Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 9.922 7,994 3,485 287 21,688 18.06%
  Colvin de Silva LSSP 438 304 531 21 1,294 1.08%
  Rohana Wijeweera JVP 580 258 415 34 1,287 1.07%
  Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 229 155 230 4 618 0.51%
Valid Votes 54,727 29,911 33,708 1,730 120,076 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,120 880 813 66 2,869
Total Polled 55,847 30,791 34,521 1,796 122,955
Registered Electors 80,394 46,195 45,891 172,480
Turnout (%) 69.47% 66.65% 75.22% 71.29%

1988 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 1st North Eastern provincial council election held on 19 November 1988:[5]

Party Votes per Polling Division Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front 46,006 32,546 48,394 126,946 74.76% 8
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 29,594 12,331 175 42,100 24.79% 3
  United National Party 476 194 86 756 0.45% 0
Valid Votes 76,076 45,071 48,655 169,802 100.00% 11
Rejected Votes 1,495 629 610 2,734
Total Polled 77,571 45,700 49,265 172,536
Registered Electors 100,536 60,288 56,452 217,276
Turnout (%) 77.16% 75.80% 87.27% 79.41%

1988 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 2nd presidential election held on 19 December 1988:[6]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 29,976 15,289 16,227 165 61,657 50.99%
  Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 8,547 8,375 4,031 65 21,018 17.38%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLPP 14,972 9,135 13,977 159 38,243 31.63%
Valid Votes 53,495 32,799 34,235 389 120,918 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,702 1,079 2,373 9 5,163
Total Polled 55,197 33,878 36,608 398 126,081
Registered Electors 99,717 59,421 56,447 215,585
Turnout (%) 55.35% 57.01% 64.85% 58.48%

1989 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 9th parliamentary election held on 15 February 1989:[7]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Tamil United Liberation Front (ENDLF, EPRLF, TELO, TULF) 17,194 13,383 24,064 490 55,131 35.49% 3
  Independent 1 (EROS) 21,445 11,589 13,007 378 46,419 29.88% 1
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 21,172 15,522 134 39 36,867 23.73% 1
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 7,186 1,916 1,943 272 11,317 7.28% 0
  Sri Lanka Freedom Party 3,162 445 505 18 4,130 2.66% 0
  Independent Group 2 899 404 192 2 1,497 0.96% 0
Valid Votes 71,058 43,259 39,845 1,199 155,361 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 4,487 4,401 5,003 32 13,923
Total Polled 75,545 47,660 44,848 1,231 169,284
Registered Electors 99,096 60,149 56,079 1,250 216,574
Turnout 76.23% 79.24% 79.97% 98.48% 78.16%

The following candidates were elected:[7] G. Karunakaran (TELO), 25,651 preference votes (pv); Alathipody Gunaseelan (EROS), 22,889 pv; Prince Casinader (EPRLF), 21,959 pv; Sam Tambimuttu (EPRLF), 19,431 pv; and M. L. A. M. Hizbullah (SLMC), 15,832 pv.

Sam Tambimuttu (EPRLF) was killed on 7 May 1990. His replacement was Joseph Pararajasingham (TULF).

1994 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 10th parliamentary election held on 16 August 1994:[8]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Tamil United Liberation Front 28,020 23,261 23,688 1,547 76,516 43.95% 3
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 19,368 11,179 79 446 31,072 17.85% 1
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 13,622 6,891 2,269 462 23,244 13.35% 1
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 7,413 2,944 8,672 249 19,278 11.07% 0
  Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (EROS, PLOTE, TELO) 6,804 3,557 6,493 219 17,073 9.81% 0
  Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front 2,069 687 1,976 70 4,802 2.76% 0
  Independent Group 1 514 91 926 16 1,547 0.89% 0
  Independent Group 2 347 100 98 11 556 0.32% 0
Valid Votes 78,157 48,710 44,201 3,020 174,088 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 5,805 4,705 4,940 81 15,531
Total Polled 83,962 53,415 49,141 3,101 189,619
Registered Electors 123,893 73,640 64,365 261,898
Turnout 67.77% 72.54% 76.35% 72.40%

The following candidates were elected:[8] Joseph Pararajasingham (TULF), 43,350 preference votes (pv); P. Selvarasa (TULF), 17,450 pv; K. Thurairajasingam (TULF),15,974 pv; M. L. A. M. Hizbullah (SLMC), 12,583 pv; and Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana (UNP), 11,508 pv.

1994 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 3rd presidential election held on 9 November 1994:[9]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 59,814 41,821 40,489 2,601 144,725 87.30%
  Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 9,812 3,930 631 439 14,812 8.93%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 1,685 1,731 1,611 3 5,028 3.03%
  G. A. Nihal SLPF 194 183 107 0 484 0.29%
  A. J. Ranashinge Ind 1 239 77 59 6 381 0.23%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 145 99 102 3 349 0.21%
Valid Votes 71,887 47,841 42,999 3,052 165,779 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,061 730 848 25 2,664
Total Polled 72,948 48,571 43,847 3,077 168,443
Registered Electors 123,893 73,640 64,365 3,204 261,898
Turnout (%) 58.88% 65.96% 68.12% 96.04% 64.32%

1999 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 4th presidential election held on 21 December 1999:[10]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 48,700 22,614 31,295 1,491 104,100 61.19%
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 29,523 21,939 6,962 551 58,975 34.66%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 687 665 484 2 1,838 1.08%
  W. V. M. Ranjith Ind 2 550 623 354 1 1,528 0.90%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 406 183 200 95 884 0.52%
  T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 269 381 132 2 784 0.46%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 394 288 37 31 750 0.44%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 148 130 53 0 331 0.19%
  Nandana Gunathilake JVP 159 70 53 8 290 0.17%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 100 95 54 1 250 0.15%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 89 86 59 0 234 0.14%
A. W. Premawardhana PFF 41 26 22 0 89 0.05%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 32 27 18 1 78 0.05%
Valid Votes 81,098 47,127 39,723 2,183 170,131 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,750 1,043 869 85 3,747
Total Polled 82,848 48,170 40,592 2,268 173,878
Registered Electors 124,480 76,988 68,729 270,197
Turnout (%) 66.56% 62.57% 59.06% 64.35%

2000 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 11th parliamentary election held on 10 October 2000:[11]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Tamil United Liberation Front 16,621 21,425 15,207 1,195 54,448 29.20% 2
  National Unity Alliance (SLMC et al.) 27,079 23,140 2,796 631 53,646 28.77% 1
  United National Party (DWC, NWC, UCPF, UNP) 21,267 4,092 3,128 676 29,165 15.64% 1
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 6,436 1,532 8,088 454 16,510 8.86% 1
  Democratic People's Liberation Front (PLOTE) 5,539 602 2,847 42 9,030 4.84% 0
  All Ceylon Tamil Congress 1,839 333 4,635 161 6,968 3.74% 0
  Independent Group 1 2,801 1,416 1,243 96 5,556 2.98% 0
  Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization 3,282 276 333 18 3,909 2.10% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 1,950 454 870 51 3,325 1.78% 0
Citizen's Front 1,279 228 421 10 1,938 1.04% 0
  Independent Group 3 383 164 41 1 589 0.32% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 175 90 27 3 295 0.16% 0
  Independent Group 2 174 27 33 6 240 0.13% 0
Liberal Party 72 14 91 0 177 0.09% 0
  Independent Group 5 53 41 49 0 143 0.08% 0
Sinhala Heritage 54 17 64 0 135 0.07% 0
Left & Democratic Alliance 68 18 22 5 113 0.06% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 49 17 26 0 92 0.05% 0
Democratic United National Front 39 17 28 0 84 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 4 18 9 16 0 43 0.02% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 18 6 11 0 35 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 89,196 53,918 39,976 186,441 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 5,047 2,918 3,159 11,205
Total Polled 94,243 56,836 43,135 197,646
Registered Electors 127,532 78,516 69,437 275,485
Turnout (%) 73.90% 72.39% 62.12% 71.74%

The following candidates were elected:[12] Abdul Cader (NUA), 22,975 preference votes (pv); Nimalan Soundaranayagam (TULF), 16,542 pv; Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana (UNP), 14,284 pv; Joseph Pararajasingham (TULF), 12,605 pv; and S. Ganeshamoorthy (PA), 9,132 pv.

Nimalan Soundaranayagam (TULF) was killed on 7 November 2000.[13]

2001 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 12th parliamentary election held on 5 December 2001:[14][15]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Tamil National Alliance (ACTC, EPRLF(S), TELO, TULF) 32,805 20,767 30,725 1,987 86,284 48.17% 3
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 7,512 18,689 180 344 26,725 14.92% 1
  People's Alliance (NUA, SLFP et al.) 21,076 2,079 2,159 391 25,705 14.35% 1
  United National Front (CWC, UNP, WPF) 14,903 3,103 3,967 665 22,638 12.64% 0
  Independent Group 4 1,046 4,714 579 67 6,406 3.58% 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front (PLOTE) 3,074 1,040 1,449 38 5,601 3.13% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 2,054 784 1,265 50 4,153 2.32% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 290 134 195 0 619 0.35% 0
National Development Front 51 48 49 0 148 0.08% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 62 52 9 2 125 0.07% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 63 22 31 3 119 0.07% 0
Sinhala Heritage 40 49 14 0 103 0.06% 0
  Independent Group 3 15 43 19 0 77 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 1 18 51 4 3 76 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 8 59 8 5 3 75 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 10 25 17 22 0 64 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 16 21 9 0 46 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 9 14 19 6 1 40 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 2 12 13 9 1 35 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 5 14 10 10 0 34 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 7 9 7 2 0 18 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 6 4 5 8 0 17 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 83,162 51,675 40,716 3,555 179,108 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 5,657 4,272 3,241 105 13,275
Total Polled 88,819 55,947 43,957 3,660 192,383
Registered Electors 130,846 80,685 70,548 282,079
Turnout (%) 67.88% 69.34% 62.31% 68.20%

The following candidates were elected:[16] T. Thangavadivel (TNA-TELO), 24,475 preference votes (pv); G. Krishnapillai (TNA-ACTC), 20,675 pv; Joseph Pararajasingham (TNA-TULF), 20,279 pv; M. L. A. M. Hizbullah (PA), 19,787 pv; and M. B. Mohideen Abdul Cader (SLMC), 17,497 pv.

2004 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 13th parliamentary election held on 2 April 2004:[17]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Tamil National Alliance (ACTC, EPRLF(S), ITAK, TELO) 57,144 43,503 57,052 3,312 161,011 66.71% 4
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 19,612 22,244 652 623 43,131 17.87% 1
  United People's Freedom Alliance (JVP, NUA, SLFP et al.) 22,716 2,706 299 547 26,268 10.88% 0
  United National Front (CWC, DPF, UNP) 3,819 1,364 877 91 6,151 2.55% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 1,099 568 821 68 2,556 1.06% 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front (PLOTE) 711 44 248 7 1,010 0.42% 0
United Muslim People's Alliance 307 38 12 9 366 0.15% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 72 75 7 1 155 0.06% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 57 41 20 1 119 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 1 37 52 13 0 102 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 8 31 30 22 1 84 0.03% 0
United Socialist Party 36 15 20 0 71 0.03% 0
Independent 2 36 20 9 0 65 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 4 18 12 23 0 53 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 12 32 5 0 49 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 6 22 5 7 0 34 0.01% 0
National Development Front 24 7 1 0 32 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 7 12 13 5 0 30 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 3 17 5 4 0 26 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 6 4 14 0 24 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 5 17 2 2 0 21 0.01% 0
  Jathika Hela Urumaya 6 3 5 3 17 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 105,811 70,783 60,118 4,663 241,375 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 5,592 3,862 3,125 69 12,648
Total Polled 111,403 74,645 63,243 4,732 254,023
Registered Electors 141,190 86,626 76,112 303,928
Turnout (%) 78.90% 86.17% 83.09% 83.58%

The following candidates were elected:[18] Thanmanpillai Kanagasabai (TNA), 57,843 preference votes (pv); Thangeswary Kathiraman (TNA), 50,545 pv; Senathirajah Jeyanandamoorthy (TNA), 44,457 pv; Kingsley Rasanayagam (TNA), 38,633 pv; and Ali Ameer (SLMC), 21,232 pv.

Kingsley Rasanayagam (TNA) resigned shortly after being elected.[19] His replacement P. Ariyanethiran (TNA) was sworn in on 18 May 2004.[20]

2005 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 5th presidential election held on 17 November 2005:[21]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 65,401 28,482 24,142 3,489 121,514 79.51%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 15,798 11,105 905 1,028 28,836 18.87%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 474 214 201 3 892 0.58%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 265 253 58 2 578 0.38%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 136 43 28 18 225 0.15%
  A .K. J. Arachchige DUA 93 44 16 0 153 0.10%
  Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 51 52 42 4 149 0.10%
Anura De Silva ULF 73 37 29 3 142 0.09%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 51 52 19 2 124 0.08%
Wije Dias SEP 41 43 19 1 104 0.07%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 18 28 13 0 59 0.04%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 20 12 10 1 43 0.03%
H. S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 7 4 7 0 18 0.01%
Valid Votes 82,428 40,369 25,489 4,551 152,837 100.00%
Rejected Votes 970 503 247 58 1,778
Total Polled 83,398 40,872 25,736 4,609 154,615
Registered Electors 147,979 91,410 79,339 318,728
Turnout (%) 56.36% 44.71% 32.44% 48.51%

2008 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 1st Eastern provincial council election held on 10 May 2008:[22]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, TMVP et al.) 52,053 36,731 14,379 2,159 19 105,341 58.09% 6
  United National Party (SLMC, UNP) 29,770 15,673 11,829 1,282 48 58,602 32.31% 4
Tamil Democratic National Alliance (EPRLF(P), PLOTE, TULF et al.) 3,222 443 3,594 454 1 7,714 4.25% 1
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 1,199 1,421 2,612 135 51 5,418 2.99% 0
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 1,118 111 509 78 0 1,816 1.00% 0
United Socialist Party 386 284 268 5 0 943 0.52% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 218 97 37 26 1 379 0.21% 0
People's Front of Liberation Tigers 73 17 57 10 0 157 0.09% 0
  Independent Group 15 77 26 25 1 0 129 0.07% 0
  Independent Group 12 75 30 10 3 0 118 0.07% 0
  Independent Group 9 81 2 4 4 0 91 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 10 51 16 20 2 0 89 0.05% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 32 3 42 8 0 85 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 3 28 6 20 1 0 55 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 13 16 16 17 0 0 49 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 14 18 10 17 0 0 45 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 2 18 13 10 1 0 42 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 1 24 6 10 0 0 40 0.02% 0
Muslim Liberation Front 23 8 7 1 0 39 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 11 11 6 19 0 0 36 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 6 4 20 4 2 0 30 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 5 18 6 6 0 0 30 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 8 5 11 11 1 0 28 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 4 4 12 5 0 0 21 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 8 6 7 0 0 21 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 7 10 3 7 0 0 20 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 10 3 3 1 0 17 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 88,552 54,980 33,529 4,174 120 181,355 100.00% 11
Rejected Votes 9,011 6,576 5,293 180 28 21,088
Total Polled 97,563 61,556 38,822 4,354 148 202,443
Registered Electors 154,761 94,359 81,830 330,950
Turnout 63.04% 65.24% 47.44% 61.17%

The following candidates were elected:[23] S. Chandrakanthan (UPFA-TMVP); Basheer Segu Dawood (UNP-SLMC); Edwin Silva Krishnanandaharajah (UPFA); M. L. A. M. Hizbullah (UPFA); Thambimuththu Alosiyas Masilamany (UNP); Aliyar Salih Javahir Salih (UPFA); Arasaretnam Sasitharan (UNP); Muhamed Sharief Subair (UPFA); Nagalingam Thiraviyam (UPFA); R. Thurairatnam (TDNA-EPRLF); and Ameertheen Vellathamby (UNP).

2010 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 6th presidential election held on 26 January 2010:[24]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes %
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Sarath Fonseka NDF 69,975 35,608 36,776 3,637 61 146,057 68.93%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 28,090 20,112 5,968 1,491 2 55,663 26.27%
M. C. M. Ismail DUNF 927 1,065 1,016 8 0 3,016 1.42%
C. J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 679 405 578 4 0 1,666 0.79%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 253 185 206 1 0 645 0.30%
  M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 254 176 154 49 0 633 0.30%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 239 222 150 1 0 612 0.29%
Lal Perera ONF 231 146 161 3 0 541 0.26%
  W. V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 188 208 86 2 0 484 0.23%
A. S. P Liyanage SLLP 179 148 141 0 0 468 0.22%
  Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 153 87 111 15 0 366 0.17%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 107 75 100 2 0 284 0.13%
  Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 81 96 55 0 0 232 0.11%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 72 59 70 0 0 201 0.09%
Wije Dias SEP 74 57 54 0 0 185 0.09%
  M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 61 50 57 4 0 172 0.08%
  Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 39 60 26 0 0 125 0.06%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 32 33 58 1 0 124 0.06%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 53 31 36 1 0 121 0.06%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 36 36 35 0 0 107 0.05%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 39 27 36 0 0 102 0.05%
M. B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 38 19 30 0 0 87 0.04%
Valid Votes 101,800 58,905 45,904 5,219 63 211,891 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,885 1,281 1,161 67 2 4,396
Total Polled 103,685 60,186 47,065 5,286 65 216,287
Registered Electors 155,537 97,135 80,972 333,644
Turnout 66.66% 61.96% 58.13% 64.83%

2010 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 14th parliamentary election held on 8 April 2010:[25]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Tamil National Alliance (EPRLF(S), ITAK, TELO) 32,758 13,709 17,171 2,576 21 66,235 36.67% 3
  United People's Freedom Alliance (ACMC, NC, SLFP et al.) 35,089 16,786 7,878 2,254 2 62,009 34.33% 1
  United National Front (DPF, SLFP(P), SLMC, UNP) 12,284 9,090 890 671 0 22,935 12.70% 1
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal 3,756 6,739 6,072 318 1 16,886 9.35% 0
  Tamil United Liberation Front 1,578 303 2,402 141 0 4,424 2.45% 0
  Independent Group 6 300 608 437 17 0 1,362 0.75% 0
  Independent Group 8 470 632 251 2 0 1,355 0.75% 0
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 568 238 230 30 0 1,066 0.59% 0
  Independent Group 10 235 157 197 7 0 596 0.33% 0
  Independent Group 4 95 155 179 1 0 430 0.24% 0
  Independent Group 17 97 97 132 0 0 326 0.18% 0
  Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 218 61 28 17 0 324 0.18% 0
  Independent Group 27 127 82 102 1 0 312 0.17% 0
  Independent Group 16 191 22 46 7 0 266 0.15% 0
  Independent Group 18 102 48 99 1 0 250 0.14% 0
  Independent Group 11 117 82 36 2 0 237 0.13% 0
  Independent Group 26 153 10 8 3 0 174 0.10% 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front (PLOTE) 92 13 27 4 0 136 0.08% 0
  Left Liberation Front (LLF, TNLA) 89 33 4 10 0 136 0.08% 0
United National Alternative Front 49 44 41 0 0 134 0.07% 0
  Independent Group 19 36 34 49 0 0 119 0.07% 0
National Development Front 28 48 39 0 0 115 0.06% 0
  Independent Group 22 13 67 11 6 0 97 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 28 39 18 27 0 0 84 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 9 22 29 16 1 0 68 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 15 16 14 27 0 0 57 0.03% 0
Our National Front 26 13 12 0 0 51 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 5 26 12 8 0 0 46 0.03% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 26 5 9 0 0 40 0.02% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 13 9 15 0 0 37 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 3 17 14 5 0 0 36 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 7 15 14 6 0 0 35 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Council 10 7 14 0 0 31 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 12 15 8 6 0 0 29 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 1 10 10 6 0 0 26 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 25 18 4 4 0 0 26 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 2 9 4 8 0 0 21 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 20 10 5 6 0 0 21 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 14 9 5 5 0 0 19 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 21 10 0 4 0 0 14 0.01% 0
Muslim Liberation Front 3 4 6 1 0 14 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 24 5 2 4 0 0 11 0.01% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 5 2 4 0 0 11 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 13 4 5 0 0 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 23 1 4 3 0 0 8 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 88,754 49,246 36,524 6,070 24 180,618 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 5,783 4,714 4,116 136 0 14,749
Total Polled 94,537 53,960 40,640 6,206 24 195,367
Registered Electors 155,537 97,135 80,972 333,644
Turnout 60.78% 55.55% 50.19% 58.56%

The following candidates were elected:[26] M. L. A. M. Hizbullah (UPFA-ACMC), 22,256 preference votes (pv); S. Yogeswaran (TNA), 20,569 pv; P. Selvarasa (TNA), 18,485 pv; P. Ariyanethiran (TNA), 16,504 pv; and Basheer Segu Dawood (UNF), 11,678 pv.

2012 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 2nd Eastern provincial council election held on 8 September 2012:[27]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Batti-
caloa
Kal-
kudah
Paddi-
ruppu
  Tamil National Alliance (EPRLF (S), ITAK, PLOTE, TELO, TULF) 44,863 21,876 34,705 3,238 104,682 50.83% 6
  United People's Freedom Alliance (ACMC, NC, SLFP, TMVP et al.) 31,194 22,965 8,603 1,428 64,190 31.17% 4
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 13,964 8,604 72 443 23,083 11.21% 1
  Independent Group 8 5,355 180 7 170 5,712 2.77% 0
  United National Party 1,026 1,014 331 63 2,434 1.18% 0
  Independent Group 21 1,205 607 62 31 1,905 0.93% 0
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 625 434 710 8 1,777 0.86% 0
  Independent Group 11 568 124 151 20 863 0.42% 0
Socialist Alliance (CPSL, DLF, LSSP) 274 71 27 7 379 0.18% 0
Our National Front 72 42 47 2 163 0.08% 0
  Independent Group 19 121 17 8 0 146 0.07% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 51 3 17 1 72 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 20 31 23 6 1 61 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 28 21 1 0 50 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 2 35 8 4 0 47 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 16 11 15 14 0 40 0.02% 0
United Socialist Party 13 18 6 0 37 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 18 19 6 3 1 29 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 5 10 10 6 0 26 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 1 15 5 4 1 25 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 9 19 1 3 0 23 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 4 13 5 2 0 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 12 9 2 8 0 19 0.01% 0
Jana Setha Peramuna 9 4 5 1 19 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 7 11 3 3 1 18 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 13 11 5 1 0 17 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 6 12 3 2 0 17 0.01% 0
United Lanka People's Party 6 9 1 0 16 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 5 6 4 0 15 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 14 4 6 2 0 12 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 15 10 0 1 0 11 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 3 7 3 1 0 11 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 10 5 4 0 0 9 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 17 7 0 1 0 8 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 99,608 56,094 44,818 5,416 205,936 100.00% 11
Rejected Votes 7,464 5,263 4,374 122 17,223
Total Polled 107,072 61,357 49,192 5,538 223,159
Registered Electors 162,451 100,616 84,032 0 347,099
Turnout 65.91% 60.98% 58.54% 64.29%

The following candidates were elected:[28] R. Thurairatnam (TNA-EPRLF), 29,141 preference votes (pv); K. Thurairajasingam (TNA-ITAK), 27,717 pv; S. Chandrakanthan (UPFA-TMVP), 22,338 pv; Ali Ameer (UPFA-ACMC), 21,271 pv; Abdul Farook Mohamed Shibly (UPFA-ACMC), 20,407 pv; G. Krishnapillai (TNA-TULF), 20,200 pv; Abtul Shareef Subair (UPFA-ACMC), 17,903 pv; N. Indirakumar (TNA-TELO), 17,304 pv; M. Nadarajah (TNA-ITAK), 16,681 pv; G. Karunakaran (TNA-TELO), 16,536 pv; and Agamed Nazeer Zainulabdeen (SLMC), 11,401 pv.

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