Kalkudah Electoral District

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

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 Independent    Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi    United National Party  

Election Member Party Term
1947 V. Nalliah Independent 1947-1952
1952 United National Party 1952-1956
1956 Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar Independent 1956-1960
1960 (March) P. Manicavasagam Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi 1960-1965
1960 (July)
1965 K. W. Devanayagam United National Party 1965-1989
1970
1977

Elections[edit]

1947 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
V. Nalliah Independent Hand 5,559 46.01%
K. W. Devanayagam Bird 3,176 26.29%
Meeralebbe House 2,411 19.96%
M. A. C. M. Saleh Key 935 7.74%
Valid Votes 12,081 100.00%
Rejected Votes 220
Total Polled 12,301
Registered Electors 22,030
Turnout 55.84%

1952 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
  V. Nalliah United National Party Umbrella 7,559 52.92%
Sivagnanam Subramaniam Elephant 6,724 47.08%
Valid Votes 14,283 100.00%
Rejected Votes 147
Total Polled 14,430
Registered Electors 22,285
Turnout 64.75%

1956 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar Independent Umbrella 6,719 41.77%
V. Nalliah Pair of Scales 4,625 28.75%
  P. Manicavasagam Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi[5] House 4,555 28.31%
S. Sivagnanam Bicycle 188 1.17%
Valid Votes 16,087 100.00%
Rejected Votes 165
Total Polled 16,252
Registered Electors 26,732
Turnout 60.80%

1960 (March) Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 4th parliamentary election held on 19 March 1960:[6]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
  P. Manicavasagam Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi[5] House 7,318 48.51%
  A. I. Macan Markar United National Party Elephant 5,587 37.03%
V. Nalliah Cup 2,182 14.46%
Valid Votes 15,087 100.00%
Rejected Votes 212
Total Polled 15,299
Registered Electors 18,330
Turnout 83.46%

1960 (July) Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 5th parliamentary election held on 20 July 1960:[7]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
  P. Manicavasagam Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi[5] House 7,605 58.95%
S. Sivagnanam Independent Cockerel 5,295 41.05%
Valid Votes 12,900 100.00%
Rejected Votes 125
Total Polled 13,025
Registered Electors 18,330
Turnout 71.06%

1965 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 6th parliamentary election held on 22 March 1965:[8]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
  K. W. Devanayagam United National Party Elephant 6,566 37.93%
  P. Manicavasagam Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi[5] House 6,096 35.22%
  V. Nalliah All Ceylon Tamil Congress Bicycle 3,354 19.38%
  M. A. C. A. Rahuman Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 981 5.67%
U. Haji Bhaila Umbrella 312 1.80%
Valid Votes 17,309 100.00%
Rejected Votes 144
Total Polled 17,453
Registered Electors 24,008
Turnout 72.70%

1970 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 7th parliamentary election held on 27 May 1970:[9]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
  K. W. Devanayagam United National Party Elephant 11,205 50.53%
  P. Manicavasagam Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi[5] House 8,420 37.97%
S. Sivagnanam Pair of Scales 1,660 7.49%
S. S. Gabriel Umbrella 557 2.51%
  A. M. Abdul Caffoor Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 331 1.49%
Valid Votes 22,173 100.00%
Rejected Votes 120
Total Polled 22,293
Registered Electors 26,670
Turnout 83.59%

1977 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 8th parliamentary election held on 21 July 1977:[10]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
  K. W. Devanayagam United National Party Elephant 13,140 44.94%
  S. Sampanthamoorthiu Tamil United Liberation Front Sun 12,595 43.07%
A. H. Macan Markar Hand 3,507 11.99%
Valid Votes 29,242 100.00%
Rejected Votes 217
Total Polled 29,459
Registered Electors 33,995
Turnout 86.66%

References & footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Electoral System". Parliament of Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Also known as the Federal Party
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-03-19" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-07-20" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  9. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  10. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 

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