Hambantota Electoral District

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Hambantota
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Hambantota
Province Southern
Polling divisions 4
Population 558,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 421,186[2] (2010)
Area 2,609 km2 (1,007 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 7
MPs Mahinda Amaraweera, UPFA
P. K. Indika, UPFA
Sajith Premadasa, UNF
Chamal Rajapaksa, UPFA
Namal Rajapaksa, UPFA
Nirupama Rajapaksa, UPFA
Dilip Wedaarachchi, UNF

Hambantota 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 Hambantota in the Southern province. The district currently elects 7 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 421,186 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 %
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
Junius Jayewardene UNP 21,056 18,964 23,196 25,656 1,673 90,545 45.90%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 18,150 19,605 17,253 20,624 770 76,402 38.73%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 5,957 5,966 8,966 7,724 222 28,835 14.62%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 227 247 183 212 8 877 0.44%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 78 114 78 65 9 344 0.17%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 63 97 57 58 0 275 0.14%
Valid Votes 45,531 44,993 49,733 54,339 2,682 197,278 100.00%
Rejected Votes 378 484 397 523 22 1,804
Total Polled 45,909 45,477 50,130 54,862 2,704 199,082
Registered Electors 56,254 57,491 58,690 69,521 241,956
Turnout 81.61% 79.10% 85.41% 78.91% 82.28%
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 %
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 6,793 5,952 8,292 20,020 141 41,198 49.62%
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 5,733 5,740 8,026 19,665 179 39,343 47.39%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 326 382 569 1,192 9 2,478 2.98%
Valid Votes 12,852 12,074 16,887 40,877 329 83,019 100.00%
Rejected Votes 491 663 1,007 1,667 27 3,855
Total Polled 13,343 12,737 17,894 42,544 356 86,874
Registered Electors 62,773 66,740 70,422 95,245 295,180
Turnout 21.26% 19.08% 25.41% 44.67% 29.43%
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
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
United National Party 6,235 8,653 1,640 13,406 1,705 31,639 55.92% 5
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 4,418 5,581 1,948 9,273 1,239 22,459 39.70% 2
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
18 111 25 1,492 40 1,686 2.98% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 242 85 29 224 68 648 1.15% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 3 24 5 105 6 143 0.25% 0
Valid Votes 10,916 14,454 3,647 24,500 3,058 56,575 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 204 404 961 2,589 181 4,339
Total Polled 11,120 14,858 4,608 27,089 3,239 60,914
Registered Electors 61,466 66,111 69,327 94,234 3,982 295,120
Turnout 18.09% 22.47% 6.65% 28.75% 81.34% 20.64%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Mahinda Rajapaksa (SLFP), 13,073 preference votes (pv); Ranjit Atapattu (UNP), 10,381 pv; Chamal Rajapaksa (SLFP), 10,342 pv; Kadukannage Ananda Kularatne (UNP), 9,470 pv; Patabandi Madduma Baduge Cyril (UNP), 5,911 pv; Abeydheera Hary (UNP), 5,699 pv; and Gunapala Tissakuttiarachchi (UNP), 3,600 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 102,841 49.85%
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 63,919 30.98%
Democratic United National Front 32,882 15.94%
Independent 1 4,266 2.07%
Nava Sama Samaja Party 1,859 0.90%
Others 533 0.26%
Valid Votes 206,300 100.00%
Rejected Votes 17,789
Total Polled 224,089
Registered Electors 323,653
Turnout 69.24%
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.) 118,889 53.95%
United National Party 96,118 43.62%
Nava Sama Samaja Party 2,703 1.23%
Independent 2,650 1.20%
Valid Votes 220,360 100.00%
Rejected Votes 14,828
Total Polled 235,188
Registered Electors 323,653
Turnout 72.67%
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
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 25,501 28,181 33,090 41,739 3,497 132,008 53.51% 4
United National Party 18,643 22,078 22,882 30,056 1,723 95,382 38.67% 2
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 3,169 2,679 4,054 5,151 256 15,309 6.21% 1
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 680 288 443 554 115 2,080 0.84% 0
Independent 1 154 298 230 315 0 997 0.40% 0
Independent 2 112 117 113 126 0 468 0.19% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 49 32 32 149 5 267 0.11% 0
People's Freedom Front 23 47 51 46 1 168 0.07% 0
Valid Votes 48,331 53,720 60,895 78,136 5,597 246,679 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 2,333 3,763 3,239 4,116 88 13,539
Total Polled 50,664 57,483 64,134 82,252 5,685 260,218
Registered Electors 66,091 73,236 80,917 106,669 326,913
Turnout 76.66% 78.49% 79.26% 77.11% 79.60%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Mahinda Rajapaksa (PA), 78,977 preference votes (pv); Chamal Rajapaksa (PA), 63,698 pv; Nirupama Rajapaksa (PA), 46,034 pv; Mahinda Amaraweera (PA), 39,376 pv; Ananda Kularatne K. (UNP), 36,965 pv; Mervyn Silva (UNP), 36,338 pv; and Janith Priyantha Vidyathilaka Vipulaguna (SLPF-JVP), 1,791 pv.

Janith Vipulaguna (SLPF-JVP) resigned and was replaced by Nihal Galappaththi (SLPF-JVP).[8]

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 %
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 26,335 26,535 33,442 42,523 4,038 132,873 61.52%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 16,150 17,983 18,680 23,102 1,820 77,735 35.99%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 285 389 462 478 71 1,685 0.78%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 294 389 332 478 45 1,538 0.71%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 273 419 319 390 13 1,414 0.65%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 165 194 170 197 24 750 0.35%
Valid Votes 43,502 45,909 53,405 67,168 6,011 215,995 100.00%
Rejected Votes 652 1,010 789 1,432 130 4,013
Total Polled 44,154 46,919 54,194 68,600 6,141 220,008
Registered Electors 66,091 73,236 80,917 106,669 326,913
Turnout 66.81% 64.07% 66.97% 64.31% 67.30%
Source:[9]

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.) 89,483 39.11% 6
United National Party 82,786 36.19% 5
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 47,296 20.67% 3
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 4,869 2.13% 0
Independent 1 2,603 1.14% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 1,044 0.46% 0
People's Liberation Solidarity Front 324 0.14% 0
Liberal Party 150 0.07% 0
Independent 2 134 0.06% 0
Independent 3 87 0.04% 0
Valid Votes 228,776 100.00% 14
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors 342,498
Turnout
Source:[10]

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 %
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 24,492 24,728 29,828 39,021 2,206 120,275 47.41%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 18,140 21,426 22,431 30,983 2,108 95,088 37.48%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 5,691 6,298 9,887 10,865 998 33,739 13.30%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 136 187 171 202 37 733 0.29%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 116 198 181 229 5 729 0.29%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 118 227 174 180 1 700 0.28%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 101 180 149 249 12 691 0.27%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 81 125 119 121 37 483 0.19%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 80 108 98 130 5 421 0.17%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 69 68 72 134 3 346 0.14%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 40 47 43 61 1 192 0.08%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 37 38 39 45 1 160 0.06%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 29 34 22 35 1 121 0.05%
Valid Votes 49,130 53,664 63,214 82,255 5,415 253,678 100.00%
Rejected Votes 919 1,389 1,222 1,675 170 5,375
Total Polled 50,049 55,053 64,436 83,930 5,585 259,053
Registered Electors 68,349 78,596 89,147 114,717 350,809
Turnout 73.23% 70.05% 72.28% 73.16% 73.84%
Source:[11]

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
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
United National Party 20,221 26,409 28,755 41,169 2,520 119,074 43.12% 4
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
22,406 24,401 27,595 33,181 2,725 110,308 39.95% 2
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 7,192 7,191 12,298 13,958 1,403 42,042 15.23% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 306 427 432 458 6 1,629 0.59% 0
Sinhala Heritage 157 432 230 208 52 1,079 0.39% 0
Citizen's Front 105 106 94 166 7 478 0.17% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 48 100 101 142 1 392 0.14% 0
Independent 5 49 62 64 69 1 245 0.09% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 37 33 37 64 13 184 0.07% 0
Liberal Party 26 21 62 44 1 154 0.06% 0
Democratic United National Front 29 33 38 39 0 139 0.05% 0
Independent 4 30 35 23 28 0 116 0.04% 0
Independent 2 20 20 25 26 2 93 0.03% 0
Independent 3 10 22 12 32 1 77 0.03% 0
Independent 1 10 10 9 15 1 45 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 8 14 7 11 2 42 0.02% 0
People's Freedom Front 6 7 8 9 0 30 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 50,660 59,323 69,790 89,619 6,735 276,127 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 2,462 3,561 3,227 4,441 124 13,815
Total Polled 53,122 62,884 73,017 94,060 6,859 289,942
Registered Electors 69,413 80,283 91,814 118,516 360,026
Turnout 76.53% 78.33% 79.53% 79.36% 80.53%
Source:[12]

The following candidates were elected:[13] Sajith Premadasa (UNP), 98,968 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Rajapaksa (PA), 88,726 pv; Chamal Rajapaksa (PA), 66,737 pv; Dilip Wedaarachchi (UNP), 43,949 pv; Siri Alexander Andrahennady (UNP), 39,674 pv; Kadukannage Ananda Kularatne (UNP), 27,618 pv; and Nihal Galappaththi (JVP), 4,654 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
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
20,457 25,854 25,539 37,939 112,520 40.02% 4
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
21,272 22,625 26,745 32,159 105,175 37.41% 2
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 9,385 10,600 17,744 20,179 59,693 21.23% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 399 514 505 671 2,101 0.75% 0
Sinhala Heritage 111 159 219 157 679 0.24% 0
United Lalith Front 60 88 86 101 336 0.12% 0
Independent 1 23 41 41 38 143 0.05% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 20 34 29 43 126 0.04% 0
Peoples Freedom Front 24 19 45 32 121 0.04% 0
Independent 3 20 29 17 26 93 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 11 15 19 17 62 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 14 14 10 21 60 0.02% 0
Independent 2 6 15 13 18 53 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 51,802 60,007 71,012 91,401 281,162 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 2,484 3,302 3,028 4,451 13,378
Total Polled 54,286 63,309 74,040 95,852 294,540
Registered Electors 70,560 82,382 94,126 122,005 369,073
Turnout 76.94% 76.85% 78.66% 78.56% 79.81%
Sources:[14][15]

The following candidates were elected:[16] Sajith Premadasa (UNF), 92,536 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Rajapaksa (PA), 81,855 pv; Chamal Rajapaksa (PA), 48,473 pv; Dilip Wedaarachchi (UNF), 38,972 pv; Siri Alexander Andrahennady (UNF), 26,644 pv; Kadukannage Ananda Kularatne (UNF), 24,811 pv; and Nihal Galappaththi (JVP), 4,514 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
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 32,017 34,604 48,744 57,861 5,669 178,895 64.05% 5
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
17,631 22,582 22,472 33,449 2,743 98,877 35.40% 2
National Development Front 68 70 68 121 1 328 0.12% 0
United Lalith Front 49 61 54 82 6 252 0.09% 0
United Socialist Party 44 51 60 83 1 239 0.09% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 39 86 27 36 7 195 0.07% 0
Independent 8 35 38 37 28 1 139 0.05% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 29 15 14 31 16 105 0.04% 0
Independent 5 9 19 8 26 0 62 0.02% 0
Independent 1 20 3 8 9 1 41 0.01% 0
Independent 2 10 7 6 7 2 32 0.01% 0
Swarajya 5 8 7 11 0 31 0.01% 0
Independent 7 3 12 4 7 0 26 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 3 6 6 9 2 26 0.01% 0
Independent 3 5 3 3 11 1 23 0.01% 0
Independent 6 6 0 4 11 0 21 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 2 6 1 1 12 0.00% 0
Independent 4 1 1 0 4 0 6 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 49,976 57,568 71,528 91,787 8,451 279,310 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 2,717 4,438 4,121 6,311 137 17,724
Total Polled 52,693 62,006 75,649 98,098 8,588 297,034
Registered Electors 72,045 85,563 98,376 128,377 384,361
Turnout 73.14% 72.47% 76.90% 76.41% 77.28%
Source:[17]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Mahinda Rajapaksa (UPFA-SLFP), 107,603 preference votes (pv); Nihal Galappaththi (UPFA-JVP), 96,039 pv; Vijitha Ranaweera (UPFA-JVP), 86,184 pv; Sajith Premadasa (UNF-UNP), 82,968 pv; Mahinda Amaraweera (UPFA-SLFP), 63,118 pv; Chamal Rajapaksa (UPFA-SLFP), 56,416 pv; and Dilip Wedaarachchi (UNF-UNP), 40,738 pv.

Mahinda Rajapaksa (UPFA-SLFP) resigned on 19 November 2005 to take up presidency. His replacement Nirupama Rajapaksa (UPFA-SLFP) was sworn in on 25 November 2005.

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
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 26,938 25,531 38,212 47,251 3,351 141,283 70.12% 8
United National Party 10,647 12,270 13,153 21,028 1,229 58,327 28.95% 4
United Socialist Party 177 199 225 394 9 1,004 0.50% 0
Independent 3 72 71 83 86 1 313 0.16% 0
National Development Front 52 69 55 88 3 267 0.13% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 15 15 20 17 11 78 0.04% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 10 7 19 19 1 56 0.03% 0
Independent 1 11 12 10 15 2 50 0.02% 0
Independent 2 7 14 8 17 0 46 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 7 10 10 11 5 43 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 6 5 10 1 29 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 37,943 38,204 51,800 68,936 4,613 201,496 100.00% 12
Rejected Votes 2,379 2,574 3,550 5,025 197 13,725
Total Polled 40,322 40,778 55,350 73,961 4,810 215,221
Registered Electors 72,045 85,563 98,376 128,377 384,361
Turnout 55.97% 47.66% 56.26% 57.61% 55.99%
Source:[19]

The following candidates were elected:[19] Piyasena Ramanayake (UPFA), 55,780 preference votes (pv); Wahalathanthrige Sisisra Kumara (UPFA), 47,697 pv; Ajith Nishantha Rajapaksha (UPFA), 36,546 pv; Athula Welandagoda Hewage (UPFA), 35,153 pv; Wehella Kankanamge Indika (UPFA), 30,198 pv; Hewa Wellalage Gunasena (UPFA), 25,730 pv; Jayantha Wanniarachchi (UPFA), 25,215 pv; D.V.R. Priya Upul (UPFA), 22,738 pv; Thennakoon Gamage Senarathne (UNP), 21,202 pv; Ekanayake Somapala (UNP), 18,775 pv; Dewaka Weerasinghe Puwakdandawa Muneendradasa (UNP), 13,228 pv; and Nimal Lalchandra Punchihewage (UNP), 12,166 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 %
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 36,615 42,897 53,291 63,197 6,918 202,918 63.43%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 19,290 24,784 25,992 40,006 2,640 112,712 35.23%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 247 298 307 364 1 1,217 0.38%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 211 292 232 330 1 1,066 0.33%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 81 100 107 117 25 430 0.13%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 57 84 93 133 3 370 0.12%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 47 110 103 91 1 352 0.11%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 56 81 66 86 1 290 0.09%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 38 52 41 65 0 196 0.06%
Anura De Silva ULF 30 43 38 50 1 162 0.05%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 19 21 24 36 0 100 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 16 19 24 25 0 84 0.03%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 6 8 1 13 0 28 0.01%
Valid Votes 56,713 68,789 80,319 104,513 9,591 319,925 100.00%
Rejected Votes 492 645 695 1,012 84 2,928
Total Polled 57,205 69,434 81,014 105,525 9,675 322,853
Registered Electors 72,862 88,528 102,009 133,196 396,595
Turnout 78.51% 78.43% 79.42% 79.23% 81.41%
Source:[20]

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
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 32,851 38,420 51,969 64,074 5,647 192,961 66.95% 8
United National Party 10,335 14,833 13,053 23,233 937 62,391 21.65% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 5,424 6,245 8,811 10,364 890 31,734 11.01% 1
United Socialist Party 45 62 53 61 0 221 0.08% 0
United Lanka People's Party 31 103 36 42 5 217 0.08% 0
National Development Front 27 46 53 48 0 174 0.06% 0
Independent 1 19 36 25 39 1 120 0.04% 0
Independent 6 16 25 33 29 2 105 0.04% 0
Independent 3 15 15 16 15 1 62 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Council 10 18 6 20 1 55 0.02% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 7 13 17 14 1 52 0.02% 0
Independent 2 11 13 12 7 2 45 0.02% 0
Independent 5 4 14 10 6 0 34 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 5 8 4 2 4 23 0.01% 0
Independent 4 3 8 5 7 0 23 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 1 4 5 4 0 14 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 48,804 59,863 74,108 97,965 7,491 288,231 100.00% 12
Rejected Votes 2,181 3,126 3,420 4,536 140 13,403
Total Polled 50,985 62,989 77,528 102,501 7,631 301,634
Registered Electors 74,470 93,685 109,409 143,622 421,186
Turnout 68.46% 67.23% 70.86% 71.37% 71.62%
Source:[21]

The following candidates were elected:[22] Wehella Kankanamge Indika (UPFA), 56,855 preference votes (pv); D.V.R. Priya Upul (UPFA), 50,944 pv; Kapila Gamini Samarasingha Dissanayaka (UPFA), 48,832 pv; Ajith Nishantha Rajapaksha (UPFA), 47,854 pv; Hewa Wellalage Gunasena (UPFA), 45,910 pv; Kodagoda Arachchige Somawansa (UPFA), 38,838 pv; Ananda Senarath Widanapathiranage (UPFA), 33,323 pv; Arjuna Nishantha de Silva Pussewelage (UPFA), 25,282 pv; Thennakoon Gamage Senarathne (UNP), 23,894 pv; Nimal Lalchandra Punchihewage (UNP), 17,614 pv; Ekanayake Somapala (UNP), 15,760 pv; and Kumudu Sujeewa Priyantha Lokuhennadige (JVP), 2,345 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 %
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 38,055 48,187 60,082 71,581 8,982 226,887 67.21%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 17,965 22,537 23,729 37,426 3,679 105,336 31.20%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 133 215 263 339 7 957 0.28%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 131 238 238 334 6 947 0.28%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 93 181 215 220 7 716 0.21%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 66 110 114 149 5 444 0.13%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 87 112 64 145 1 409 0.12%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 56 55 55 94 0 260 0.08%
Lal Perera ONF 46 60 47 83 0 236 0.07%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 34 72 48 60 3 217 0.06%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 46 50 47 66 0 209 0.06%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 26 30 41 62 1 160 0.05%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 25 32 32 47 0 136 0.04%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 24 31 35 37 3 130 0.04%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 15 22 21 42 2 102 0.03%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 8 25 26 28 0 87 0.03%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 14 20 10 37 0 81 0.02%
Wije Dias SEP 10 21 15 20 1 67 0.02%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 8 15 11 24 1 59 0.02%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 10 19 7 20 0 56 0.02%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 3 13 9 8 1 34 0.01%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 7 5 10 12 0 34 0.01%
Valid Votes 56,862 72,050 85,119 110,834 12,699 337,564 100.00%
Rejected Votes 324 529 511 748 106 2,218
Total Polled 57,186 72,579 85,630 111,582 12,805 339,782
Registered Electors 74,470 93,685 109,409 143,622 421,186
Turnout 76.79% 77.47% 78.27% 77.69% 80.67%
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
Beli-
atta
Mulkiri
-gala
Tan-
galla
Tissama
-harama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 31,330 35,851 46,289 52,058 9,280 174,808 62.87% 5
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
12,192 17,700 17,174 33,172 2,789 83,027 29.86% 2
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 3,338 3,364 5,449 5,751 1,284 19,186 6.90% 0
Our National Front 47 51 56 66 10 230 0.08% 0
United Socialist Party 26 43 29 60 2 160 0.06% 0
Independent 4 17 26 32 37 1 113 0.04% 0
United National Alternative Front 13 30 24 29 0 96 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 4 22 10 44 1 81 0.03% 0
Independent 1 10 8 9 28 3 58 0.02% 0
Independent 3 5 11 14 21 0 51 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 12 11 8 9 1 41 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 5 7 10 10 0 32 0.01% 0
Independent 2 13 2 1 14 0 30 0.01% 0
Left Liberation Front 4 5 13 8 0 30 0.01% 0
National People's Party 6 4 8 6 3 27 0.01% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 7 5 5 7 2 26 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 4 3 7 9 0 23 0.01% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 3 8 2 7 2 22 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 5 0 2 5 1 13 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 47,041 57,151 69,142 91,341 13,379 278,054 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 1,917 2,661 2,547 3,776 339 11,240
Total Polled 48,958 59,812 71,689 95,117 13,718 289,294
Registered Electors 74,470 93,685 109,409 143,622 421,186
Turnout 65.74% 63.84% 65.52% 66.23% 68.69%
Source:[23]

The following candidates were elected:[24] Namal Rajapaksa (UPFA-SLFP), 147,566 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Amaraweera (UPFA-SLFP), 105,414 pv; Chamal Rajapaksa (UPFA-SLFP), 79,648 pv; Sajith Premadasa (UNF-UNP), 74,467 pv; Dilip Wedaarachchi (UNF-UNP), 47,160 pv; Nirupama Rajapaksa (UPFA-SLFP), 39,025 pv; and P. K. Indika (UPFA), 37,626 pv.

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