Galle Electoral District

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Galle
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Galle
Province Southern
Polling divisions 10
Population 1,063,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 761,815[2] (2010)
Area 1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 10
MPs Piyasena Gamage, UPFA
Sajin Vass Gunawardena, UPFA
Gayantha Karunathilaka, UNF
Ajith Kumara, DNA
Nishantha Muthuhettigama, UPFA
Manusha Nanayakkara, UNF
Ramesh Pathirana, UPFA
Mohan Priyadarshana Silva, UPFA
Chandima Weerakkody, UPFA
Gunaratna Weerakoon, UPFA

Galle 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 Galle in the Southern province. The district currently elects 10 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 761,815 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 %
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
Junius Jayewardene UNP 20,269 17,784 22,301 14,949 23,668 23,785 18,960 27,209 17,060 20,801 4,758 211,544 50.23%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 19,623 16,225 23,689 9,295 21,805 11,508 22,600 19,649 12,732 20,798 3,001 180,925 42.96%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 1,533 2,271 1,981 1,178 2,106 2,279 2,239 1,629 3,026 2,409 311 20,962 4.98%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 188 515 381 3,060 294 255 180 210 181 907 220 6,391 1.52%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 135 64 129 45 69 125 113 64 40 71 36 891 0.21%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 32 22 79 14 36 63 34 60 45 39 1 425 0.10%
Valid Votes 41,780 36,881 48,560 28,541 47,978 38,015 44,126 48,821 33,084 45,025 8,327 421,138 100.00%
Rejected Votes 389 474 540 546 686 389 361 605 367 748 93 5,198
Total Polled 42,169 37,355 49,100 29,087 48,664 38,404 44,487 49,426 33,451 45,773 8,420 426,336
Registered Electors 51,073 45,086 59,040 37,444 58,596 51,574 56,053 57,075 41,355 55,193 512,489
Turnout 82.57% 82.85% 83.16% 77.68% 83.05% 74.46% 79.37% 86.60% 80.89% 82.93% 83.19%
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 %
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 22,877 3,444 27,061 3,475 12,057 17,432 18,329 22,347 5,703 13,290 2,600 148,615 53.09%
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 16,865 3,282 20,368 5,093 8,789 19,227 11,500 22,029 4,210 11,539 2,010 124,912 44.62%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 664 234 941 354 481 869 637 794 189 1,043 211 6,417 2.29%
Valid Votes 40,406 6,960 48,370 8,922 21,327 37,528 30,466 45,170 10,102 25,872 4,821 279,944 100.00%
Rejected Votes 368 150 793 162 299 633 438 745 151 456 266 4,461
Total Polled 40,774 7,110 49,163 9,084 21,626 38,161 30,904 45,915 10,253 26,328 5,087 284,405
Registered Electors 57,724 49,885 65,351 41,220 65,597 56,083 61,369 65,310 47,887 60,877 571,303
Turnout 70.64% 14.25% 75.23% 22.04% 32.97% 68.04% 50.36% 70.30% 21.41% 43.25% 49.78%
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
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
United National Party 19,615 15,386 23,790 13,052 18,482 17,547 14,840 25,466 9,516 21,511 4,757 183,962 50.40% 6
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19,613 12,248 22,325 4,130 15,849 13,523 12,857 22,597 10,402 14,593 3,959 152,096 41.67% 5
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
285 2,365 461 6,475 3,465 469 303 311 410 3,100 516 18,160 4.98% 0
United Lanka People's Party 452 373 174 197 153 1,779 241 162 271 180 115 4,097 1.12% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 160 58 114 188 205 2,899 55 92 134 85 24 4,014 1.10% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 161 234 115 142 258 281 472 298 66 534 115 2,676 0.73% 0
Valid Votes 40,286 30,664 46,979 24,184 38,412 36,498 28,768 48,926 20,799 40,003 9,486 365,005 100.00% 11
Rejected Votes 1,856 2,505 2,705 2,191 3,152 1,587 1,792 2,954 1,777 2,729 288 23,536
Total Polled 42,142 33,169 49,684 26,375 41,564 38,085 30,560 51,880 22,576 42,732 9,774 388,541
Registered Electors 56,408 48,725 64,390 40,345 64,529 54,738 60,474 64,452 47,426 59,508 10,151 571,146
Turnout 74.71% 68.07% 77.16% 65.37% 64.41% 69.58% 50.53% 80.49% 47.60% 71.81% 96.29% 68.03%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Amarasiri Dodangoda (SLFP), 66,431 preference votes (pv); Bentota Pathiranage Richard de Silva (SLFP), 64,268 pv; Matarage Upali Sarath Danston Amarasiri (UNP), 63,985 pv; Rupa Karunathilake (UNP), 51,147 pv; Don Ranjith Nanda Kumarage (UNP), 43,609 pv; Vincent Jayawardene (UNP), 42,085 pv; Hemakumara Nanayakkara (SLFP), 37,310 pv; Kariyawasam Haputhanthri Gamage Noel Padmasiri (SLFP), 35,772 pv; Piyasena Gamage (SLFP); 35,456 pv; Rannulu Nandimiththa G. de Soyza (UNP); 28,474 pv; and Buddhika Kurukularatne (UNP), 24,010 pv.

1993 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 190,478 44.32%
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 189,114 44.00%
Democratic United National Front 39,036 9.08%
Nava Sama Samaja Party 5,227 1.22%
Others 5,903 1.37%
Valid Votes 429,758 100.00%
Rejected Votes 27,829
Total Polled 457,587
Registered Electors 622,127
Turnout 73.55%
Source:

1994 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 3rd Southern provincial council election held on 24 March 1994 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 238,770 44.32%
United National Party 200,004 44.00%
Nava Sama Samaja Party 7,150 9.08%
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1,725 1.22%
Valid Votes 447,649 100.00%
Rejected Votes 22,600
Total Polled 470,249
Registered Electors 622,129
Turnout 75.59%
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
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 28,027 24,417 33,572 16,907 31,222 23,347 29,716 33,648 21,880 27,243 7,977 277,956 56.39% 6
United National Party 20,576 17,643 23,874 14,239 22,059 19,885 18,528 26,099 15,830 20,412 4,123 203,268 41.24% 4
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 645 780 505 421 940 612 819 601 805 891 220 7,239 1.47% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 704 172 389 99 202 983 732 296 105 340 123 4,145 0.84% 0
People's Freedom Front 23 20 79 12 24 15 39 42 25 24 3 306 0.06% 0
Valid Votes 49,975 43,032 58,419 31,678 54,447 44,842 49,834 60,686 38,645 48,910 12,446 492,914 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 1,808 1,801 2,937 1,380 2,418 1,418 1,962 2,747 1,975 2,132 185 20,763
Total Polled 51,783 44,833 61,356 33,058 56,865 46,260 51,796 63,433 40,620 51,042 12,631 513,677
Registered Electors 64,320 56,041 74,331 43,988 71,765 62,011 66,342 74,337 53,066 66,221 632,422
Turnout 80.51% 80.00% 82.54% 75.15% 79.24% 74.60% 78.07% 85.33% 76.55% 77.08% 81.22%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Amarasiri Dodangoda (PA), 176,151 preference votes (pv); Richard Bentota Pathirana (PA), 116,893 pv; Vajira Abeywardena (UNP), 81,373 pv; Piyasena Gamage (PA), 67,033 pv; Ganegama Liyanage Sarath Gunawardena (UNP), 56,568 pv; Amarasiri Matarage Upali Sarath Dunstan (UNP), 53,577 pv; Rupa Karunathilake (UNP), 52,577 pv; Kariyawasam Haputhanthri Gamage Noel Padmasiri (PA), 52,370 pv; Kalu Arachchige Nandadasa Gunasinghe (PA), 46,948 pv; and Asoka Weerasinghe de Silva (PA), 45,022 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 %
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 29,135 25,258 33,932 17,307 32,213 23,587 29,689 34,003 22,470 28,618 9,186 285,398 61.40%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 17,679 13,735 20,785 12,087 18,747 17,258 16,115 23,216 11,934 17,406 4,320 173,282 37.28%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 111 163 272 108 224 83 220 282 244 164 14 1,885 0.41%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 190 140 174 59 160 185 172 157 127 138 82 1,584 0.34%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 128 116 185 70 132 98 158 208 173 156 63 1,487 0.32%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 117 101 131 83 124 127 129 172 81 81 33 1,179 0.25%
Valid Votes 47,360 39,513 55,479 29,714 51,600 41,338 46,483 58,038 35,029 46,563 13,698 464,815 100.00%
Rejected Votes 672 514 952 375 773 615 656 1,059 583 660 253 7,112
Total Polled 48,032 40,027 56,431 30,089 52,373 41,953 47,139 59,097 35,612 47,223 13,951 471,927
Registered Electors 64,320 56,041 74,331 43,988 71,765 62,011 66,342 74,337 53,066 66,221 632,422
Turnout 74.68% 71.42% 75.92% 68.40% 72.98% 67.65% 71.05% 79.50% 67.11% 71.31% 74.62%
Source:[8]

1999 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 4th Southern provincial council election held on 10 June 1999 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 214,714 46.70% 11
United National Party 188,921 41.09% 9
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 38,817 8.44% 2
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 5,496 1.20% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 4,981 1.08% 0
Independent 1 4,550 0.99% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 739 0.16% 0
People's Liberation Solidarity Front 444 0.10% 0
Independent 3 392 0.09% 0
Liberal Party 340 0.07% 0
People's Freedom Front 197 0.04% 0
Independent 2 178 0.04% 0
Valid Votes 459,769 100.00% 22
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors
Turnout
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 %
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 30,327 24,642 34,097 17,524 31,626 22,008 28,137 35,712 22,445 28,404 6,232 281,154 54.91%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 19,749 16,358 22,969 13,372 21,196 20,042 18,064 25,292 14,882 19,134 4,848 195,906 38.26%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 2,602 2,595 2,406 1,466 3,128 2,207 2,727 3,183 3,157 2,497 1,289 27,257 5.32%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 150 141 167 101 169 225 161 95 115 144 124 1,592 0.31%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 129 78 191 75 115 64 135 174 144 104 18 1,227 0.24%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 91 62 136 54 125 63 94 135 103 91 14 968 0.19%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 124 84 91 60 82 112 92 50 55 79 123 952 0.19%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 81 55 148 53 119 61 97 152 51 88 2 907 0.18%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 62 47 91 29 76 37 67 110 65 74 5 663 0.13%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 69 55 82 37 69 119 55 75 51 32 7 651 0.13%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 41 32 56 9 44 18 40 59 30 26 2 357 0.07%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 16 13 40 8 24 7 20 48 16 15 3 210 0.04%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 20 9 22 12 22 15 15 24 19 10 7 175 0.03%
Valid Votes 53,461 44,171 60,496 32,800 56,795 44,978 49,704 65,109 41,133 50,698 12,674 512,019 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,070 880 1,145 539 991 1,000 1,086 873 857 749 526 9,716
Total Polled 54,531 45,051 61,641 33,339 57,786 45,978 50,790 65,982 41,990 51,447 13,200 521,735
Registered Electors 69,229 58,545 76,860 45,790 75,271 63,300 67,833 78,752 56,502 68,503 660,585
Turnout 78.77% 76.95% 80.20% 72.81% 76.77% 72.64% 74.88% 83.78% 74.32% 75.10% 78.98%
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
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
28,840 22,657 31,845 15,745 30,213 20,004 25,974 34,278 21,035 26,619 7,391 264,601 50.08% 5
United National Party 21,342 18,662 23,548 14,594 22,811 22,351 19,639 26,629 17,491 19,910 5,078 212,055 40.14% 4
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 3,925 3,772 3,937 2,417 4,442 3,855 4,481 4,493 4,334 4,274 1,690 41,620 7.88% 1
Sinhala Heritage 540 404 305 311 520 833 472 218 247 459 226 4,535 0.86% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 188 274 392 133 256 102 206 254 249 250 13 2,317 0.44% 0
Independent 2 76 70 128 41 91 34 59 69 75 56 5 704 0.13% 0
Citizen's Front 53 26 44 136 35 60 45 51 28 81 13 572 0.11% 0
United Lalith Front 37 49 71 36 64 29 52 58 57 38 7 498 0.09% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 44 16 31 19 29 42 26 29 20 31 21 308 0.06% 0
Democratic United National Front 16 22 34 7 31 15 24 46 17 25 3 240 0.05% 0
Liberal Party 17 18 49 4 27 5 15 27 20 21 1 204 0.04% 0
Independent 1 12 17 33 7 15 16 17 17 15 21 3 173 0.03% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 17 7 31 7 21 12 16 31 14 9 2 167 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 11 6 16 7 27 28 11 11 10 14 2 143 0.03% 0
5 8 11 14 3 7 6 9 4 76 0.01% 0
People's Freedom Front 10 3 10 5 6 6 7 12 5 3 1 68 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 13 0 6 3 8 2 8 11 9 7 0 67 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 55,146 46,011 60,491 33,486 58,599 47,401 51,058 66,234* 43,635 51,822 14,456* 528,348 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 2,217 1,905 3,542 1,053 2,874 1,774 2,300 1,905 2,260 22,794
Total Polled 57,363 47,916 64,033 34,539 61,473 49,175 53,358 45,540 54,082 551,142
Registered Electors 71,256 60,173 78,867 46,935 77,095 65,313 69,196 81,128 58,321 70,225 678,509
Turnout 80.50% 79.63% 81.19% 73.59% 79.74% 75.29% 77.11% 78.09% 77.01% 81.23%
Source:[11]

The following candidates were elected:[12] Richard Pathirana (PA), 114,658 preference votes (pv); Vajira Abeywardena (UNP), 104,483 pv; Amarasiri Dodangoda (PA), 89,149 pv; Hemakumara Nanayakkara (UNP), 70,231 pv; Piyasena Gamage (PA), 62,830 pv; Gayantha Karunathilaka (UNP), 60,728 pv; A.A. Keerthi Suranjith Mawellage (PA), 51,899 pv; G. L. Sarath Gunawardena (UNP), 46,656 pv; Kariyawasam Haputhanthri Gamage Noel Padmasiri (PA), 46,600 pv; and Athula Indika Weerakoon (JVP), 2,664 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
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
24,798 20,295 27,447 16,030 25,114 27,516 21,617 29,666 18,632 22,487 238,989 44.10% 5
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
25,562 20,409 28,326 13,956 26,732 15,640 23,508 30,151 18,925 24,018 232,931 42.98% 4
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 5,426 5,761 5,714 3,930 7,236 5,263 6,882 6,717 6,718 5,715 61,806 11.41% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 213 282 350 155 290 94 239 353 240 214 2,448 0.45% 0
Sinhala Heritage 253 228 153 180 279 407 216 113 114 274 2,328 0.43% 0
United Socialist Party 84 44 103 42 80 69 53 133 45 71 728 0.13% 0
Independent 5 45 46 118 28 92 29 53 68 51 603 0.11% 0
Democratic Left Front 37 16 38 15 11 217 17 9 72 465 0.09% 0
United Lalith Front 37 31 61 25 70 27 51 46 51 465 0.09% 0
Democratic United National Front 32 24 43 16 28 11 26 30 30 292 0.05% 0
Liberal Party 13 16 30 5 32 9 8 29 6 173 0.03% 0
Independent 4 17 5 18 10 30 5 12 8 11 139 0.03% 0
Independent 1 6 11 26 5 17 3 12 11 5 117 0.02% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 16 10 13 4 14 5 11 11 13 114 0.02% 0
Independent 3 9 4 21 3 12 8 10 7 4 101 0.02% 0
People's Freedom Front 8 6 11 0 7 4 7 3 5 68 0.01% 0
Independent 2 4 3 10 2 8 2 5 5 5 50 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 4 6 1 9 5 4 3 3 50 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 3 4 9 3 7 2 4 2 6 47 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 56,570 47,199 62,497 34,410 60,068 49,316 52,735 67,476* 44,906 53,041 541,914 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 2,456 1,942 3,928 1,426 2,816 2,006 2,355 3,042 2,012 2,360 24,561
Total Polled 59,026 49,141 66,425 35,836 62,884 51,322 55,090 70,518 46,918 55,401 566,475
Registered Electors 73,397 61,813 81,026 47,774 78,967 68,949 71,473 83,302 60,273 71,592 698,566
Turnout 80.42% 79.50% 81.98% 75.01% 79.63% 74.43% 77.08% 84.65% 77.84% 77.38% 81.09%
Sources:[13][14]

The following candidates were elected:[15] Vajira Abeywardena (UNF), 110,055 preference votes (pv); Amarasiri Dodangoda (PA), 78,697 pv; Hemakumara Nanayakkara (UNF), 78,590 pv; Richard Pathirane (PA), 72,737 pv; Gayantha Karunathilaka (UNF), 64,257 pv; Piyasena Gamage (PA), 54,570 pv; Ananda Abeywickrama (UNF), 50,772 pv; Jayantha Jayaweera (UNF), 49,667 pv; Baddegama Samitha (PA), 42,120 pv; and Athula Indika Weerakoon (JVP), 2,938 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
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 30,897 26,435 35,936 18,002 34,840 20,779 30,648 38,633 29,807 29,413 10,995 306,385 56.58% 6
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
21,249 17,289 24,572 14,117 22,243 23,585 19,417 27,440 14,377 19,408 5,702 209,399 38.67% 4
Jathika Hela Urumaya 3,095 2,544 1,368 1,944 2,411 4,166 1,667 1,119 1,187 2,267 1,058 22,826 4.22% 0
United Lalith Front 42 45 213 37 45 60 51 82 49 4 674 0.12% 0
National Development Front 64 80 77 40 83 85 48 50 53 9 626 0.12% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 49 99 42 11 16 110 30 15 38 23 457 0.08% 0
United Socialist Party 54 25 58 30 49 56 42 67 44 6 456 0.08% 0
Independent 9 16 13 28 10 18 11 19 24 13 0 164 0.03% 0
Independent 1 16 14 5 7 12 5 22 10 21 0 121 0.02% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 9 11 8 2 4 3 3 9 17 3 74 0.01% 0
Independent 8 7 5 11 1 5 5 8 3 4 1 64 0.01% 0
Independent 3 5 2 11 3 2 5 2 8 4 1 44 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 7 6 8 2 1 3 2 3 0 38 0.01% 0
Independent 5 5 4 9 0 4 0 4 3 3 0 32 0.01% 0
Independent 7 4 1 7 3 5 2 0 4 3 0 32 0.01% 0
Swarajya 6 0 4 0 3 4 2 2 1 4 28 0.01% 0
Independent 6 0 0 5 0 5 1 0 5 6 0 25 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 0 6 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 21 0.00% 0
Independent 2 4 2 3 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 19 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 1 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 13 0.00% 0
Independent 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 2 13 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 55,527 46,585 62,369 34,217 59,750 48,879 51,970 67,483 45,566* 51,355 17,810 541,511 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3,007 2,384 4,727 1,489 3,369 2,227 3,135 4,371 2,464 2,913 294 30,380
Total Polled 58,534 48,969 67,096 35,706 63,119 51,106 55,105 71,854 48,030 54,268 18,104 571,891
Registered Electors 76,101 63,495 83,381 48,387 80,943 70,204 72,566 86,343 62,180 73,009 716,709
Turnout 76.92% 77.12% 80.47% 73.79% 77.98% 72.80% 75.94% 83.22% 77.24% 74.33% 79.79%
Source:[16]

The following candidates were elected:[17] Ajith Kumara (UPFA-JVP), 128,060 preference votes (pv); Vajira Abeywardena (UNF-UNP), 126,037 pv; Chandrasena Wijesinghe (UPFA-JVP), 101,377 pv; Thilakaratne Withanachchi (UPFA-JVP) 85,627 pv; Hemakumara Nanayakkara (UNF-UNP), 81,382 pv; Piyasena Gamage (UPFA-SLFP), 71,307 pv; Amarasiri Dodangoda (UPFA-SLFP), 60,282 pv; Gunaratna Weerakoon (UPFA-SLFP), 58,154 pv; Gayantha Karunathilaka (UNF-UNP), 55,757 pv; and Lionel Premasiri (UNF-UNP), 39,519 pv.

Amarasiri Dodangoda (UPFA-SLFP) died on 30 May 2009.[18] His replacement Chandima Weerakkody (UPFA-SLFP) was sworn in on 9 June 2009.[19]

2004 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 5th Southern provincial council election held on 10 July 2004 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 23,486 23,580 28,681 13,530 26,235 17,694 21,626 33,532 19,058 24,339 6,524 238,285 62.50% 14
United National Party 13,996 10,467 17,627 9,398 15,777 14,293 12,410 21,390 9,154 11,679 2,977 139,168 36.51% 9
United Socialist Party 89 1,194 111 57 76 94 67 139 132 291 28 2,278 0.60% 0
United Lalith Front 42 33 74 31 51 55 44 70 31 37 4 472 0.12% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 24 43 19 34 30 40 20 31 19 131 20 411 0.11% 0
Independent 2 28 36 39 9 29 18 17 39 15 18 9 257 0.07% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 20 11 13 3 8 38 11 12 8 27 8 159 0.04% 0
Independent 1 12 14 13 5 13 6 11 13 6 11 0 104 0.03% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 8 10 7 14 7 5 9 12 7 10 5 94 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 37,705 35,388 46,584 23,081 42,226 32,243 34,215 55,238 28,430 36,543 9,575 381,228 100.00% 23
Rejected Votes 2,196 1,986 3,038 1,240 2,755 1,886 2,043 4,003 1,836 2,129 521 23,633
Total Polled 39,901 37,374 49,622 24,321 44,981 34,129 36,258 59,241 30,266 38,672 10,096 404,861
Registered Electors 76,101 63,495 83,381 48,387 80,943 70,204 72,566 86,343 62,180 73,009 716,609
Turnout 52.43% 58.86% 59.51% 50.26% 55.57% 48.61% 49.97% 68.61% 48.67% 52.97% 56.50%
Source:[20]

The following candidates were elected:[20] Shan Wijayalal De Silva (UPFA), 59,826 preference votes (pv); Ariyathilaka Udalamattha Gamage Dayawansha (UPFA), 39,725 pv; Nishantha Muthuhettigamage (UPFA), 36,274 pv; Thithagalla Gamage Rathna (UPFA), 35,714 pv; Kolamba Thantreege Nishantha Perera (UPFA), 33,370 pv; Asela Naleenda Lal Naligama Hewage (UPFA), 33,008 pv; Kalinga Samithra De Silva (UPFA), 32,483 pv; Thotagamuwe Kankanmge Jayasundara (UPFA), 29,690 pv; Agampodi Mohan P. De Silva (UPFA), 29,103 pv; Iranipala Wijewantha (UPFA), 29,076 pv; Jayaweera Thommaya Hakuru (UPFA), 27,790 pv; Lal Bandula Bandarigoda (UNP), 24,675 pv; Abewickrama Ananda (UNP), 23,885 pv; Manusha Nanayakkara (UNP), 21,774 pv; Dhasilige Sunil Senanayaka (UNP), 21,731 pv; Wijepala Hettiarachchi (UNP), 21,675 pv; Asoka Dhanawansa De Silva Pettagam (UNP), 21,154 pv; Kaluarachchige Nanda Gunasinghe (UPFA), 21,068 pv; Angulugaha Gamage Chandradasa Piyasiri (UPFA), 21,051 pv; Sathendra Maithree Gunarathna (UNP), 20,503 pv; Ajith De Silva Ginihalgodage Ramba (UPFA), 19,780 pv; Ranjith Kumarage (UNP), 17,951 pv; and Jayasiri Nanayakkara (UNP), 16,550 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 %
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 36,424 30,418 40,558 20,743 38,779 24,972 35,002 42,304 31,157 34,259 12,617 347,233 58.41%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 24,570 20,093 27,764 15,460 25,767 27,166 22,164 31,489 17,438 21,330 6,079 239,320 40.26%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 222 151 354 133 296 199 194 301 164 221 9 2,244 0.38%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 211 170 350 125 268 104 233 354 179 176 3 2,173 0.37%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 107 59 112 34 100 85 80 112 73 64 47 873 0.15%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 54 48 84 20 68 24 54 71 49 47 5 524 0.09%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 43 49 68 36 64 23 47 82 60 41 4 517 0.09%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 39 42 78 26 70 28 48 60 42 32 4 469 0.08%
Anura De Silva ULF 40 25 53 16 53 30 49 61 32 27 2 388 0.07%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 27 25 40 19 41 23 35 39 29 25 2 305 0.05%
Wije Dias SEP 20 19 27 28 15 11 19 29 17 31 5 221 0.04%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 17 4 28 8 17 11 18 16 8 9 0 136 0.02%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 5 7 14 4 8 2 6 11 5 3 0 65 0.01%
Valid Votes 61,779 51,110 69,530 36,652 65,546 52,678 57,949 74,929 49,253 56,265 18,777 594,468 100.00%
Rejected Votes 560 509 699 291 572 520 495 654 481 498 261 5,540
Total Polled 62,339 51,619 70,229 36,943 66,118 53,198 58,444 75,583 49,734 56,763 19,038 600,008
Registered Electors 78,496 64,864 85,786 48,826 82,282 71,425 73,606 89,156 64,111 73,737 732,289
Turnout 79.42% 79.58% 81.87% 75.66% 80.36% 74.48% 79.40% 84.78% 77.57% 76.98% 81.94%
Source:[21]

2009 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 6th Southern provincial council election held on 10 October 2009 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 34,615 34,260 42,191 22,392 40,299 23,647 33,258 47,372 30,932 34,449 10,585 354,000 68.34% 16
United National Party 17,979 10,890 17,020 7,690 13,454 18,823 14,555 16,200 9,606 11,564 2,394 140,175 27.06% 6
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 2,651 1,505 1,925 933 2,379 1,973 1,975 2,560 1,662 1,596 799 19,958 3.85% 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 110 1 10 82 56 1,986 0 6 14 1 7 2,273 0.44% 0
United National Alliance 58 33 68 31 62 66 46 61 40 30 5 500 0.10% 0
United Socialist Party 69 21 44 21 39 52 29 48 16 24 3 366 0.07% 0
Independent 4 10 16 11 2 12 11 10 26 4 10 0 112 0.02% 0
Socialist Equality Party 2 12 5 28 5 6 3 3 3 28 0 95 0.02% 0
Left Front 12 4 29 6 10 13 8 8 1 0 1 92 0.02% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 4 6 9 3 5 14 23 7 4 12 2 89 0.02% 0
Independent 3 5 12 14 2 6 4 4 7 6 4 0 64 0.01% 0
United Lanka People's Party 8 4 5 2 6 4 8 10 4 6 0 57 0.01% 0
National People's Party 7 2 9 2 8 4 3 3 4 6 1 49 0.01% 0
Independent 2 6 5 7 3 5 6 1 5 4 3 1 46 0.01% 0
Independent 1 3 9 4 3 3 2 2 8 2 1 1 38 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 5 1 2 0 3 11 2 6 5 2 1 38 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 3 5 1 0 2 6 7 4 2 4 2 36 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 6 4 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 2 0 21 0.00% 0
United Lanka Great Council 3 1 3 2 3 2 1 2 0 1 1 19 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 55,556 46,791 61,360 31,202 56,360 46,630 49,937 66,337 42,309 47,743 13,803 518,028 100.00% 23
Rejected Votes 2,099 1,986 3,249 1,166 2,659 1,574 2,046 2,991 1,764 2,141 277 21,952
Total Polled 57,655 48,777 64,609 32,368 59,019 48,204 51,983 69,328 44,073 49,884 14,080 539,980
Registered Electors 84,872 68,780 89,805 50,109 84,772 71,575 76,190 94,245 67,025 74,442 761,815
Turnout 67.93% 70.92% 71.94% 64.60% 69.62% 67.35% 68.23% 73.56% 65.76% 67.01% 70.88%
Source:[22]

The following candidates were elected:[23] Shan Wijayalal De Silva (UPFA), 90,294 preference votes (pv); Ihala Medagama Randima Preemal Gamage (UPFA), 77,418 pv; Nishantha Muthuhettigamage (UPFA), 71,718 pv; Sajin Vass Gunawardena (UPFA), 70,627 pv; Udalamatta Gamage Dayawansha Ariyathilaka (UPFA), 56,353 pv; A. Krishantha Pushpakumara Weerasinghe alias "Raththaran" (UNP), 52,371 pv; Agampodi Mohan P. De Silva (UPFA), 48,272 pv; Athukorala Kariyawasam Chaminda Sampath (UPFA), 42,300 pv; Ajith Prasanna Hewa Aluthsal Arachchige (UPFA), 38,762 pv; Manusha Nanayakkara (UNP), 38,477 pv; Angulugaha Gamage Chandradasa Piyasiri (UPFA), 30,678 pv; Anarkalli Aakarsha Jayatilaka (UPFA), 26,728 pv; Bandula Lal Bandarigoda (UNP), 24,891 pv; Baddegama Samitha (UPFA), 24,815 pv; T.D.S.L. Jayaweera (UPFA), 24,466 pv; Ananda Padmasiri Kariyawasam (UPFA), 24,206 pv; Amarapala Kahandapeelage (UPFA), 24,010 pv; Withanachchi Don Chamli Padmalal (UPFA), 22,771 pv; Lasantha Wijitha Kumara Wijenayaka (UPFA), 22,399 pv; Asoka Dhanawansa De Silva Pettagam (UNP), 21,674 pv; Wijepala Bopagoda Hettiarachchige (UNP), 19,470 pv; A. Akarawitage Gunarathna Maiththree (UNP), 17,920 pv; and Asela Naleenda Lal Naligama Hewage (JVP), 3,113 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 %
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 40,321 33,488 44,495 23,634 44,036 25,797 39,435 47,987 34,809 37,329 15,640 386,971 63.69%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 24,345 19,191 24,446 12,198 20,219 27,625 18,606 26,061 13,420 17,617 7,905 211,633 34.83%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 145 150 262 134 242 94 153 231 198 155 6 1,770 0.29%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 114 79 168 71 141 75 150 227 91 125 15 1,256 0.21%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 91 93 135 59 123 64 93 186 118 105 13 1,080 0.18%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 82 50 138 44 83 73 91 114 67 58 4 804 0.13%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 79 37 83 32 78 37 66 111 57 44 3 627 0.10%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 66 30 83 39 81 44 46 68 46 43 3 549 0.09%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 48 31 60 26 57 30 55 57 44 23 4 435 0.07%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 32 27 63 27 33 35 43 76 28 30 3 397 0.07%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 39 27 69 23 46 34 36 58 18 30 4 384 0.06%
Lal Perera ONF 41 27 54 29 30 30 33 35 27 26 4 336 0.06%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 21 17 42 19 26 20 15 37 20 11 11 239 0.04%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 10 4 38 10 23 17 18 30 9 9 0 168 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 19 19 22 24 12 10 13 11 3 20 4 157 0.03%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 12 11 33 3 7 6 14 37 9 8 0 140 0.02%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 9 19 21 4 12 7 15 21 10 8 0 126 0.02%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 6 7 27 4 11 12 12 21 13 8 3 124 0.02%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 12 6 14 2 16 10 8 28 14 9 1 120 0.02%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 7 5 21 8 20 5 9 20 11 6 3 115 0.02%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 16 7 16 5 15 11 4 18 7 2 0 101 0.02%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 11 9 12 6 9 2 8 19 5 6 2 89 0.01%
Valid Votes 65,526 53,334 70,302 36,401 65,320 54,038 58,923 75,453 49,024 55,672 23,628 607,621 100.00%
Rejected Votes 371 320 489 241 382 312 329 457 308 336 220 3,765
Total Polled 65,897 53,654 70,791 36,642 65,702 54,350 59,252 75,910 49,332 56,008 23,848 611,386
Registered Electors 84,872 68,780 89,805 50,109 84,772 71,575 76,190 94,245 67,025 74,442 761,815
Turnout 77.64% 78.01% 78.83% 73.12% 77.50% 75.93% 77.77% 80.55% 73.60% 75.24% 80.25%
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
Akmee
-mana
Ambalan
-goda
Badde
-gama
Bala-
pitiya
Bentara
Elpitiya
Galle Habara
-duwa
Hini-
duma
Karan-
deniya
Rat-
gama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al. 31,998 26,210 35,733 17,374 32,926 20,348 27,660 40,083 27,274 28,814 16,887 305,307 66.17% 7
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
13,062 8,926 14,119 7,295 12,592 14,804 10,644 15,616 8,688 9,729 4,626 120,101 26.03% 2
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 4,026 4,180 2,696 1,899 2,792 5,324 2,809 2,717 2,022 2,821 2,377 33,663 7.30% 1
Independent 6 44 57 55 26 48 47 25 47 32 39 7 427 0.09% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 12 6 27 29 51 5 12 5 157 18 8 330 0.07% 0
United Socialist Party 33 19 41 24 18 27 27 56 11 25 4 285 0.06% 0
National Development Front 41 16 38 12 33 16 19 41 30 19 3 268 0.06% 0
Independent 7 12 11 42 16 28 12 19 35 39 9 4 227 0.05% 0
United National Alternative Front 11 14 17 4 17 13 12 32 11 14 8 153 0.03% 0
Independent 5 12 9 26 3 5 10 9 16 9 10 0 109 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 5 10 16 2 15 5 8 19 2 8 5 95 0.02% 0
Socialist Equality Party 6 15 2 24 6 2 4 8 3 20 3 93 0.02% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 2 3 1 12 12 3 2 5 25 2 4 71 0.02% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 9 20 4 2 6 0 3 6 4 2 4 60 0.01% 0
Independent 2 3 0 9 2 6 5 4 10 2 9 5 55 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 3 0 6 0 1 3 5 6 7 1 5 37 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 3 3 2 1 5 2 0 5 5 2 2 30 0.01% 0
Independent 4 3 2 1 0 1 0 7 6 2 4 2 28 0.01% 0
Independent 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 12 3 0 2 25 0.01% 0
Independent 1 0 5 3 1 3 1 3 0 5 1 2 24 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 49,287 39,508 52,840 26,726 48,565 40,628 41,273 58,725 38,331 41,547 23,958 461,388 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 2,036 2,160 3,577 1,277 2,611 1,744 2,410 3,657 1,677 2,037 827 24,013
Total Polled 51,323 41,668 56,417 28,003 51,176 42,372 43,683 62,382 40,008 43,584 24,785 485,401
Registered Electors 84,872 68,780 89,805 50,109 84,772 71,575 76,190 94,245 67,025 74,442 761,815
Turnout 60.47% 60.58% 62.82% 55.88% 60.37% 59.20% 57.33% 66.19% 59.69% 58.55% 63.72%
Source:[24]

The following candidates were elected:[25] Nishantha Muthuhettigama (UPFA), 125,777 preference votes (pv); Ramesh Pathirana (UPFA), 95,313 pv; Gunaratna Weerakoon (UPFA-SLFP), 68,629 pv; Chandima Weerakkody (UPFA-SLFP), 67,231 pv; Piyasena Gamage (UPFA-SLFP), 67,033 pv; Sajin Vass Gunawardena (UPFA), 53,989 pv; Gayantha Karunathilaka (UNF-UNP), 49,945 pv; Manusha Nanayakkara (UNF), 49,690 pv; Mohan Priyadarshana Silva (UPFA), 49,456 pv; and Ajith Kumara (DNA-JVP), 15,872 pv.

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