Kesbewa Electoral District

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Kesbewa electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between March 1960 and February 1989. The district was named after the town of Kesbewa in Colombo District, Western 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] Kesbewa electoral district was replaced by the Colombo multi-member electoral district at the 1989 general elections.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 Independent    Sri Lanka Freedom Party    United National Party  

Election Member Party Term
1960 (March) Somaweera Chandrasiri Independent 1960-1960
1960 (July) SLFP 1960-1965
1965 1965-1970
1970 1970-1971
1972 by-election Dharmasena Attygalle UNP 1972-1977
1977 1977-82
1983 by-election Gamini Lokuge 1983-89

Elections[edit]

1960 (March) Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 4th parliamentary election held on 19 March 1960:[2]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Somaweera Chandrasiri Independent Spoon 11,115 38.58
Edmund Samarakkody Lanka Sama Samaja Party Key 7,433 25.80
P. L. F. Seneviratne United National Party Elephant 7,384 25.63
I. C. Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 2,353 8.17
Hemachandra Gunatilleke Independent Clock 236 0.82
L. D. B. Wanigasuriya Independent Cockrel 126 0.44
Valid Votes 28,647 99.43
Rejected Votes 165 0.57
Total Polled 28,812 100.00
Registered Electors 36,188
Turnout 79.62

1960 (July) Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 5th parliamentary election held on 20 July 1960:[3]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Somaweera Chandrasiri Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 12,152 45.37
Bodhipala Waidyasekera United National Party Elephant 8,427 31.46
Ruban Perera Key 5,856 21.86
I. C. Perera Bell 240 0.90
Valid Votes 26,675 99.59
Rejected Votes 111 0.41
Total Polled 26,786 100.00
Registered Electors 36,188
Turnout 74.02

1965 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 6th parliamentary election held on 22 March 1965:[4]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Somaweera Chandrasiri Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 22,754 57.87
P. L. F. Seneviratne United National Party Elephant 15,751 40.06
W. J. Perera Cartwheel 583 1.48
Valid Votes 39,088 99.42
Rejected Votes 228 0.58
Total Polled 39,316 100.00
Registered Electors 48,385
Turnout 81.26

1970 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 7th parliamentary election held on 27 May 1970:[5]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Somaweera Chandrasiri Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 32,332 64.37
Dharmasena Attygalle United National Party Elephant 17,726 35.29
Valid Votes 50,058 99.66
Rejected Votes 173 0.34
Total Polled 50,231 100.00
Registered Electors 62,441
Turnout 80.45

1972 Parliamentary By-election[edit]

Results of the parliamentary by-election held on 9 October 1972:[6]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Dharmasena Attygalle United National Party Elephant 22,592 39.42
Subhas Chandrasiri Spoon 19,549 34.11
Dickson J. Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 14,269 24.90
W. G. Shelton Jayasekera Bell 332 0.56
B. D. Somapala Ladder 193 0.34
D. A. Preman Cartwheel 192 0.34
Valid Votes 57,064 99.56
Rejected Votes 250 0.44
Total Polled 57,314 100.00
Registered Electors 62,441
Turnout 91.79

1977 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

Results of the 8th parliamentary election held on 21 July 1977:[7]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Dharmasena Attygalle United National Party Elephant 24,850 51.39
Dickson J. Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 19,250 39.81
Malini Chandrasiri Key 3,814 7.89
T. N. Perera Bell 298 0.60
Valid Votes 48,212 99.71
Rejected Votes 140 0.29
Total Polled 48,352 100.00
Registered Electors 57,237
Turnout 84.48

1983 Parliamentary By-election[edit]

Results of the parliamentary by-election held on 18 May 1983:[6]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Gamini Lokuge United National Party Elephant 27,821 50.84
Dickson J. Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 23,962 43.79
Subas Chandrasiri Vithanage Spoon 382 0.70
M. Wijayasiri Perera Tree 93 0.17
Thilakaratne Wettasinghe Flower 93 0.17
Valid Votes 54,311 99.25
Rejected Votes 411 0.75
Total Polled 54,722 100.00
Registered Electors 57,237
Turnout 95.61

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Electoral System". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election March 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election July 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Result of the Parliamentary By Elections held between 1947 – 1988" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 October 2017.

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