Kurunegala Electoral District

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Kurunegala
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Kurunegala
ProvinceNorth Western
Polling divisions14
Population1,535,000[1] (2008)
Electorate1,183,649[2] (2010)
Area4,816 km2 (1,859 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members15
MPsAshoka Abeysinghe, UNF
K. W. Shantha Bandara, UPFA
Indika Bandaranayake, UPFA
Tharanath Basnayake, UPFA
Salinda Dissanayake, UPFA
T. B. Ekanayake, UPFA
Johnston Fernando, UPFA
Jayarathna Herath, UPFA
Dayasiri Jayasekara, UNF
Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, UNF
S.B. Nawinne, UPFA
Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, UNF
Neranjan Wickramasinghe, UPFA
Senarath Wijesinghe, UNF
Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, UPFA

Kurunegala 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 Kurunegala in the North Western province. The district currently elects 15 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 1,183,649 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 %
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
Junius Jayewardene UNP 23,479 28,872 17,538 23,438 28,098 25,597 28,797 23,370 23,127 24,544 21,475 22,384 21,220 27,489 6,341 345,769 55.77%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 19,760 19,429 14,470 20,998 15,608 21,050 19,142 14,638 16,033 17,307 14,991 16,625 14,914 20,566 2,948 248,479 40.08%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 742 1,897 3,048 1,882 1,496 2,003 1,247 1,300 1,580 1,262 1,048 911 1,060 2,141 218 21,835 3.52%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 116 198 133 178 267 198 231 159 203 242 148 124 156 201 40 2,594 0.42%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 29 66 50 38 49 45 56 88 70 51 37 54 37 90 32 792 0.13%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 32 50 52 34 41 31 33 38 51 35 22 36 21 31 2 509 0.08%
Valid Votes 44,158 50,512 35,291 46,568 45,559 48,924 49,506 39,593 41,064 43,441 37,721 40,134 37,408 50,518 9,581 619,978 100.00%
Rejected Votes 257 350 337 369 580 324 391 295 435 314 384 637 325 317 116 5,431
Total Polled 44,415 50,862 35,628 46,937 46,139 49,248 49,897 39,888 41,499 43,755 38,105 40,771 37,733 50,835 9,697 625,409
Registered Electors 50,788 58,869 41,493 53,576 55,516 57,167 57,287 50,454 48,522 50,467 43,356 47,812 43,670 58,528 717,505
Turnout 87.45% 86.40% 85.87% 87.61% 83.11% 86.15% 87.10% 79.06% 85.53% 86.70% 87.89% 85.27% 86.40% 86.86% 87.16%
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 %
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 18,932 21,532 11,077 12,687 12,154 15,140 18,063 13,598 20,429 11,988 11,747 13,915 10,150 7,250 198,662 51.12%
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 19,275 16,301 8,411 13,705 8,193 13,662 17,660 11,851 17,465 9,536 12,131 15,872 10,208 7,950 182,220 46.89%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 418 531 787 975 436 515 495 541 557 464 430 528 247 793 7,717 1.99%
Valid Votes 38,625 38,364 20,275 27,367 20,783 29,317 36,218 25,990 38,451 21,988 24,308 30,315 20,605 15,993 388,599 100.00%
Rejected Votes 336 430 271 366 214 389 338 300 380 235 259 375 181 207 4,281
Total Polled 38,961 38,794 20,546 27,733 20,997 29,706 36,556 26,290 38,831 22,223 24,567 30,690 20,786 16,200 392,880
Registered Electors 55,318 63,877 44,229 60,948 59,781 61,644 62,275 53,193 52,815 56,592 48,087 51,363 48,131 66,736 784,989
Turnout 70.43% 60.73% 46.45% 45.50% 35.12% 48.19% 58.70% 49.42% 73.52% 39.27% 51.09% 59.75% 43.19% 24.27% 50.05%
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
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
United National Party 22,496 28,242 16,774 20,412 25,073 25,786 24,386 21,692 22,899 19,342 16,853 19,458 20,526 23,615 7,170 314,724 58.51% 10
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 18,535 14,595 10,744 16,976 10,734 16,903 15,487 11,849 12,270 10,653 11,417 15,847 14,411 12,187 2,918 195,526 36.35% 5
United Lanka People's Party 714 994 858 1,173 610 658 1,448 1,086 1,316 1,315 1,071 1,687 458 229 142 13,759 2.56% 0
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
208 1,305 532 1,232 275 1,043 441 508 854 1,022 272 232 238 2,707 190 11,059 2.06% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 104 188 82 311 164 219 183 284 128 437 108 250 124 177 89 2,848 0.53% 0
Valid Votes 42,057 45,324 28,990 40,104 36,856 44,609 41,945 35,419 37,467 32,769 29,721 37,474 35,757 38,915 10,509 537,916 100.00% 15
Rejected Votes 1,589 2,777 2,344 3,540 2,632 2,531 2,459 2,088 2,592 2,539 1,573 1,964 1,811 3,511 262 34,212
Total Polled 43,646 48,101 31,334 43,644 39,488 47,140 44,404 37,507 40,059 35,308 31,294 39,438 37,568 42,426 10,771 572,128
Registered Electors 54,522 63,024 43,674 60,359 59,043 61,031 61,316 51,885 51,935 55,823 47,509 50,258 47,374 65,948 11,290 784,991
Turnout 80.05% 76.32% 71.75% 72.31% 66.88% 77.24% 72.42% 72.29% 77.13% 63.25% 65.87% 78.47% 79.30% 64.33% 95.40% 72.88%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] G. M. Premachandra (UNP), 68,562 preference votes (pv); Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake (UNP), 58,426 pv; Sarathchandra Bandara Welagedara (UNP), 44,437 pv; Upali Mervin Senarath Dasanayaka (UNP), 43,804 pv; Ariya Bandara Rekawa (UNP), 42,874 pv; Ukkubanda Wijekoon (UNP), 42,801 pv; Adikari Mudiyanselage Piyasoma Upali (UNP), 41,691 pv; S.B. Nawinne (SLFP), 38,696 pv; Wanninayaka Mudiyanselage Herath Banda Wanninayaka (UNP), 34,627 pv; Herath Mudiyanselage Ariyawardanage Lokubanda (UNP), 34,525 pv; A.M. Munidasa Premachandra (SLFP), 32,699 pv; Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Bandaranayaka (UNP), 31,788 pv; Diunugallage Peter Wickramasinghe (SLFP), 31,609 pv; Lionel Rajapaksa (SLFP), 31,419 pv; and Jayasena Rajakaruna (SLFP), 30,346 pv.

1993 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 269,768
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 221,896
Democratic United National Front 117,893
Nava Sama Samaja Party 5,117
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 4,159
Valid Votes
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors
Turnout
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
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 25,709 28,551 18,300 31,870 23,984 30,192 27,109 22,173 23,746 28,351 21,295 20,829 23,974 30,277 10,496 366,856 51.87% 8
United National Party 23,502 26,223 17,193 23,996 26,181 23,922 27,173 22,042 21,805 22,471 20,011 22,167 18,802 28,549 8,510 332,547 47.02% 7
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 213 277 466 496 311 442 272 334 491 251 189 263 241 583 161 4,990 0.71% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 178 204 125 218 191 223 347 230 204 134 137 274 125 107 189 2,886 0.41% 0
Valid Votes 49,602 55,255 36,084 56,580 50,667 54,779 54,901 44,779 46,246 51,207 41,632 43,533 43,142 59,516 19,356 707,279 100.00% 15
Rejected Votes 1,441 2,013 2,243 2,329 2,817 2,235 2,229 1,947 1,752 2,365 1,747 1,745 1,777 3,041 390 30,071
Total Polled 51,043 57,268 38,327 58,909 53,484 57,014 57,130 46,726 47,998 53,572 43,379 45,278 44,919 62,557 19,746 737,350
Registered Electors 61,107 69,064 49,109 69,872 67,182 68,616 69,233 59,146 60,627 64,434 52,667 55,872 53,579 76,083 876,591
Turnout 83.53% 82.92% 78.04% 84.31% 79.61% 83.09% 82.52% 79.00% 79.17% 83.14% 82.36% 81.04% 83.84% 82.22% 84.12%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] S.B. Nawinne (PA), 122,611 preference votes (pv); Gamini Jayawickrama Perera (UNP), 109,900 pv; T. B. Ekanayake (PA), 59,313 pv; A.M. Munidasa Premachandra (PA), 58,293 pv; Salinda Dissanayake (PA), 57,641 pv; Anura Priyadharshana Yapa (PA), 57,127 pv; Bandula Basnayake (PA), 56,609 pv; Adikari Mudiyanselage Piyasoma Upali (UNP), 54,881 pv; Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake (UNP), 53,421 pv; Ahamad Hasan Mohamad Alavi (UNP), 52,381 pv; Alawatuwala Jayadeva Chandrawansha (UNP), 51,691 pv; Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Bandaranayake (UNP), 50,901 pv; Herath Mudiyanselaage Ariyawaardhanage Loku Banda (UNP), 50,535 pv; Diyunugalge Peter Wickramasinghe (PA), 49,383 pv; and R.M. Jayasena Rajakaruna (PA), 47,073 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 %
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 27,377 30,516 20,241 33,011 28,159 33,528 29,638 24,685 28,057 30,415 23,158 23,447 25,612 33,582 12,412 403,838 59.36%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 19,915 20,613 14,374 19,033 20,880 19,095 22,999 17,005 16,635 17,932 15,482 17,030 14,862 22,893 7,992 266,740 39.21%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 233 244 322 377 405 224 295 188 348 294 234 216 231 367 21 3,999 0.59%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 109 170 142 164 178 152 167 158 177 145 114 165 118 157 95 2,211 0.32%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 105 112 171 176 148 101 104 91 135 164 109 96 102 166 62 1,842 0.27%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 103 151 100 130 121 114 146 151 124 117 103 108 87 118 41 1,714 0.25%
Valid Votes 47,842 51,806 35,350 52,891 49,891 53,214 53,349 42,278 45,476 49,067 39,200 41,062 41,012 57,283 20,623 680,344 100.00%
Rejected Votes 467 738 699 858 919 651 773 682 831 834 515 647 610 962 325 10,511
Total Polled 48,309 52,544 36,049 53,749 50,810 53,865 54,122 42,960 46,307 49,901 39,715 41,709 41,622 58,245 20,948 690,855
Registered Electors 61,107 69,064 49,109 69,872 67,182 68,616 69,233 59,146 60,627 64,434 52,667 55,872 53,579 76,083 876,591
Turnout 79.06% 76.08% 73.41% 76.92% 75.63% 78.50% 78.17% 72.63% 76.38% 77.45% 75.41% 74.65% 77.68% 76.55% 78.81%
Source:[8]

1999 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 3rd North Western provincial council election held on 25 January 1999 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 405,431 56.16% 20
United National Party 273,892 37.94% 13
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 31,221 4.32% 2
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 9,456 1.31% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 971 0.13% 0
Liberal Party 676 0.09% 0
Independent 309 0.04% 0
Valid Votes 721,956 100.00% 35
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors 960,241
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 %
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 27,022 30,403 19,594 31,610 24,366 31,996 28,350 23,715 23,463 26,123 22,991 22,890 24,187 31,252 9,521 377,483 50.77%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 23,876 24,457 17,011 23,395 24,589 23,680 27,228 22,450 21,972 23,694 18,484 20,537 18,163 28,525 8,266 326,327 43.89%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 1,143 2,158 2,283 2,645 2,101 1,824 1,662 1,700 1,838 1,789 1,197 1,353 1,847 2,714 1,100 27,354 3.68%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 129 214 137 111 240 184 180 355 217 135 103 230 133 151 185 2,704 0.36%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 112 128 140 186 156 124 136 100 158 125 101 114 103 206 0 1,889 0.25%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 96 110 154 166 136 116 106 113 115 125 74 98 106 149 7 1,671 0.22%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 85 111 147 176 165 93 113 106 106 124 99 84 80 166 5 1,660 0.22%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 64 72 102 75 104 77 120 147 250 75 58 84 55 65 7 1,355 0.18%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 55 58 95 55 70 48 60 112 71 53 32 58 78 70 96 1,011 0.14%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 53 66 74 85 70 57 50 50 54 62 53 50 47 95 6 872 0.12%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 35 45 44 43 60 37 44 27 51 35 34 37 25 58 3 578 0.08%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 13 19 24 6 44 21 23 17 35 24 15 17 21 24 11 314 0.04%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 18 26 16 17 28 18 28 22 23 19 11 27 24 24 0 301 0.04%
Valid Votes 52,701 57,867 39,821 58,570 52,129 58,275 58,100 48,914 48,353 52,383 43,252 45,579 44,869 63,499 19,207 743,519 100.00%
Rejected Votes 789 1,082 1,147 1,068 1,535 718 977 1,101 995 1,191 835 908 965 1,269 692 15,272
Total Polled 53,490 58,949 40,968 59,638 53,664 58,993 59,077 50,015 49,348 53,574 44,087 46,487 45,834 64,768 19,899 758,791
Registered Electors 68,736 75,865 55,412 79,147 74,632 75,795 77,629 66,346 67,307 72,758 58,677 61,882 59,601 86,938 980,725
Turnout 77.82% 77.70% 73.93% 75.35% 71.90% 77.83% 76.10% 75.39% 73.32% 73.63% 75.14% 75.12% 76.90% 74.50% 77.37%
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
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
25,696 28,865 18,208 31,133 23,423 30,492 25,374 20,826 21,075 25,831 20,849 21,421 21,184 30,832 13,585 358,794 47.17% 8
United National Party 23,852 25,527 16,951 24,541 25,875 23,173 26,570 23,046 22,502 22,752 19,348 20,788 18,932 28,227 10,539 332,623 43.73% 6
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,807 3,418 3,155 2,663 2,807 2,877 2,916 3,054 2,760 2,607 1,830 2,374 2,709 3,824 1,979 40,780 5.36% 1
National Unity Alliance (SLMC) 860 451 1,177 495 840 633 1,834 821 1,574 827 1,302 769 112 169 63 11,927 1.57% 0
Sinhala Heritage 328 477 201 72 447 571 830 1,144 427 174 316 516 664 135 39 6,691 0.88% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 244 231 325 398 286 236 273 155 298 243 189 213 213 366 22 3,692 0.49% 0
Citizen's Front 80 76 51 155 58 36 123 47 62 754 38 76 37 140 84 1,817 0.24% 0
United Lalith Front 66 60 57 69 92 68 73 51 65 54 62 46 55 67 6 891 0.12% 0
Independent 2 36 32 35 39 42 27 48 25 34 94 30 36 36 64 0 578 0.08% 0
Liberal Party 30 34 24 45 31 11 36 94 28 75 43 19 53 7 0 530 0.07% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 31 51 26 17 31 48 30 80 48 28 16 44 52 5 3 510 0.07% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 28 50 28 34 35 36 55 24 39 39 28 30 26 5 5 462 0.06% 0
Democratic United National Front 24 28 38 37 15 28 30 30 27 34 25 12 24 26 8 386 0.05% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 19 17 24 17 33 19 24 13 17 17 16 12 19 17 3 267 0.04% 0
Independent 1 20 11 14 17 21 15 18 13 12 16 15 9 12 5 1 199 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 21 7 7 7 6 12 6 8 12 8 10 13 10 20 389 186 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 11 7 10 7 9 12 11 7 23 9 9 9 6 15 1 146 0.02% 0
National Development Front 7 5 8 8 10 5 5 8 8 6 6 8 3 8 2 97 0.01% 0
Peoples Freedom Front 1 8 3 5 19 7 8 2 3 3 10 9 7 7 1 93 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 53,161 59,355 40,342 59,759 54,080 58,306 58,264 49,448 49,034* 53,571 44,142 46,404 44,154 64,003* 26,735* 760,757* 100.00% 15
Rejected Votes 1,676 2,273 2,476 2,796 3,276 2,300 2,680 2,231 2,498 3,050 2,029 2,037 2,233 3,451 615 35,621
Total Polled 54,837 61,628 42,818 62,555 57,356 60,606 60,944 51,679 51,532 56,621 46,171 48,441 46,387 67,454 27,350 796,378
Registered Electors 70,198 78,230 56,942 81,446 76,763 77,549 79,777 68,296 69,153 74,822 60,131 63,613 61,292 89,198 1,007,410
Turnout 78.12% 78.78% 75.20% 76.81% 74.72% 78.15% 76.39% 75.67% 74.52% 75.67% 76.78% 76.15% 75.68% 75.62% 79.05%
Source:[11]

The following candidates were elected:[12] Gamini Jayawickrama Perera (UNP), 123,847 preference votes (pv); Johnston Fernando (UNP), 94,385 pv; S.B. Nawinne (PA), 81,259 pv; Jayarathna Herath (PA), 61,853 pv; Anura Priyadharshana Yapa (PA), 60,479 pv; Piyasoma Upali (UNP), 54,756 pv; Salinda Dissanayake (PA), 52,727 pv; Rohitha Bogollagama (UNP), 52,095 pv; Sarath Munasinghe (PA), 51,530 pv; Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake (UNP), 51,498 pv; Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Rathna Nimal Bandara (UNP), 49,962 pv; Somakumari Tennakoon (PA), 49,476 pv; Ranjith Navaratne (PA), 49,174 pv; Munidasa Premachandra (PA), 48,905 pv; and Nimal Herath (JVP), 3,407 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
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
28,297 29,321 18,703 28,330 26,882 26,711 30,901 26,830 26,507 27,615 23,125 24,494 20,525 32,601 382,768 48.59% 8
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
23,510 26,714 17,938 27,465 20,884 27,964 25,266 19,359 20,365 23,120 20,093 20,487 20,099 27,843 332,775 42.24% 6
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 2,769 5,349 4,147 5,167 4,292 5,140 4,162 4,656 4,134 4,204 2,875 3,223 3,960 6,417 63,652 8.08% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 183 211 203 342 265 189 230 171 250 208 227 174 89 329 3,194 0.41% 0
Sinhala Heritage 156 207 102 46 262 229 191 520 279 73 105 340 100 92 2,842 0.36% 0
United Lalith Front 45 65 58 55 57 42 62 52 67 42 28 55 51 60 746 0.09% 0
Democratic United National Front 37 30 27 48 28 32 22 16 27 28 25 29 28 31 412 0.05% 0
Independent 7 16 23 15 19 11 14 21 11 20 25 14 15 21 24 249 0.03% 0
Liberal Party 8 10 16 26 12 13 13 23 23 16 9 4 8 18 200 0.03% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 6 11 15 7 17 10 16 9 9 10 7 9 11 8 148 0.02% 0
National Development Front 5 13 12 10 9 10 8 9 5 9 8 7 10 16 134 0.02% 0
Independent 2 9 10 6 11 6 6 7 7 6 12 9 9 5 9 112 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 4 10 5 9 6 6 5 6 8 3 5 10 5 6 89 0.01% 0
Independent 3 6 4 6 11 9 7 5 6 7 4 0 4 7 4 80 0.01% 0
Independent 1 4 3 4 1 4 5 7 1 6 9 2 3 2 8 60 0.01% 0
Independent 6 2 2 4 3 7 4 4 5 3 3 3 3 5 5 53 0.01% 0
Independent 4 10 1 3 4 3 1 4 2 3 2 4 1 5 5 48 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People\'s Party 5 4 0 4 2 7 2 3 2 2 4 1 3 5 44 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 5 1 3 5 3 3 1 4 2 2 2 2 2 42 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 1 1 4 5 4 5 2 1 6 3 2 0 5 41 0.01% 0
Independent 5 7 2 5 4 0 0 3 4 4 4 1 2 2 1 39 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 55,088 61,996 41,271 61,569 52,766 60,397 60,937 51,693 51,730 55,397 46,549 48,874 44,938 67,489 787,728 100.00% 15
Rejected Votes 2,690 2,386 2,720 2,855 3,191 2,709 3,482 2,170 2,467 3,326 2,056 2,224 2,720 2,971 38,401
Total Polled 57,778 64,382 43,991 64,424 55,957 63,106 64,419 53,863 54,197 58,723 48,605 51,098 47,658 70,460 826,129
Registered Electors 72,990 80,821 58,998 84,253 80,000 80,221 82,926 71,111 72,027 77,522 62,636 66,099 63,298 92,750 1,045,652
Turnout 79.16% 79.66% 74.56% 76.46% 69.95% 78.67% 77.68% 75.74% 75.25% 75.75% 77.60% 77.31% 75.29% 75.97% 79.01%
Sources:[13][14]

The following candidates were elected:[15] Gamini Jayawickrama Perera (UNF), 141,702 preference votes (pv); Johnston Fernando (UNF), 114,845 pv; S.B. Nawinne (PA), 78,718 pv; Salinda Dissanayake (PA), 69,963 pv; Indika Bandaranayake (UNF), 69,513 pv; Anura Priyadharshana Yapa (PA), 67,717 pv; Rohitha Bogollagama (UNF), 65,576 pv; D.M. Bandaranayake (UNF), 52,808 pv; Piyasoma Upali (UNF), 50,963 pv; Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake (UNF), 50,963 pv; Anura Gopallawa (UNF), 48,672 pv; Jayarathna Herath (PA), 47,471 pv; T. B. Ekanayake (PA), 43,994 pv; Somakumari Tennakoon (PA), 42,918 pv; and Bimal Rathnayaka (JVP), 4,240 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
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 27,815 31,740 22,426 36,037 26,607 31,388 29,878 23,472 24,974 29,545 22,103 24,473 24,886 37,155 19,658 412,157 51.93% 9
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
24,120 24,528 18,073 25,377 25,167 24,936 27,127 23,242 23,158 22,885 21,297 20,435 19,554 28,281 12,588 340,768 42.94% 7
Jathika Hela Urumaya 2,504 3,422 1,138 795 2,740 3,212 3,413 5,347 3,391 1,427 1,803 3,237 1,569 1,387 2,074 37,459 4.72% 0
National Development Front 130 80 47 31 63 80 109 92 109 88 39 86 41 15 1,058 0.13% 0
United Muslim People's Party 37 25 46 41 56 31 39 37 65 34 26 30 27 8 550 0.07% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 35 13 21 11 34 18 18 45 42 11 16 27 18 18 349 0.04% 0
Independent 10 29 12 18 26 19 21 35 16 18 33 14 14 10 3 286 0.04% 0
United Socialist Party 22 19 19 16 25 17 23 9 25 25 12 16 12 2 265 0.03% 0
United Lalith Front 19 26 10 9 10 17 19 16 15 13 11 8 7 1 191 0.02% 0
Independent 9 10 4 7 8 5 4 2 5 7 4 1 5 1 0 70 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1 7 2 4 4 4 10 5 10 4 2 3 2 4 64 0.01% 0
Liberal Party 3 1 3 1 2 2 3 10 11 1 0 5 8 0 54 0.01% 0
Independent 5 5 1 1 2 4 6 0 0 13 2 2 7 6 0 53 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 3 5 0 3 2 3 4 1 5 3 2 3 5 5 48 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 6 3 2 2 1 3 5 7 1 3 1 2 1 2 39 0.00% 0
Independent 3 3 3 1 1 5 3 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 3 36 0.00% 0
Independent 8 2 2 2 7 4 3 2 0 3 2 1 2 1 2 34 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 3 5 0 3 0 3 0 1 4 3 1 1 2 0 28 0.00% 0
Swarajya 0 1 0 2 1 6 0 3 1 1 3 3 0 1 25 0.00% 0
Independent 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 4 2 2 1 2 2 0 4 25 0.00% 0
Independent 4 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 4 1 1 1 1 2 23 0.00% 0
Independent 7 1 0 0 4 2 3 0 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 20 0.00% 0
Independent 2 3 1 0 0 1 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 17 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 2 17 0.00% 0
Independent 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 1 11 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 54,756 59,902 41,818 62,381 54,756 59,767 60,702 52,325 51,861 54,099 45,339 48,363 46,155 67,029* 34,394 793,647 100.00% 16
Rejected Votes 2,190 2,641 2,739 3,061 3,326 3,021 3,455 2,089 2,753 4,086 2,454 2,090 2,617 3,217* 603 40,396
Total Polled 56,946 62,543 44,557 65,442 58,082 62,788 64,157 54,414 54,614 58,185 47,793 50,453 48,772 70,246* 34,997 834,043
Registered Electors 75,985 83,250 61,727 88,822 83,535 83,645 86,416 74,368 75,264 80,736 64,979 68,091 65,847 96,817* 1,089,482
Turnout 74.94% 75.13% 72.18% 73.68% 69.53% 75.06% 74.24% 73.17% 72.56% 72.07% 73.55% 74.10% 74.07% 72.56%* 76.55%
Source:[16]

The following candidates were elected:[17] Anura Kumara Dissanayaka (UPFA-JVP), 153,868 preference votes (pv); Gamini Jayawickrama Perera (UNF-UNP), 119,176 pv; Bimal Rathnayaka (UPFA-JVP), 116,736 pv; M. D. Namal Karunaratne (UPFA-JVP), 114,516 pv; Johnston Fernando (UNF-UNP), 112,601 pv; Akila Viraj Kariyawasam (UNF-UNP), 83,114 pv; Anura Priyadharshana Yapa (UPFA-SLFP), 65,724 pv; Indika Bandaranayake (UNF-UNP), 65,275 pv; T. B. Ekanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 57,079 pv; S.B. Nawinne (UPFA-SLFP), 53,876 pv; Jayarathna Herath (UPFA-SLFP), 53,236 pv; Dayasiri Jayasekara (UNF-UNP), 52,576 pv; Salinda Dissanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 52,520 pv; Bandula Basnayake (UPFA-SLFP), 52,099 pv; Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake (UNF-UNP), 46,725 pv; and Rohitha Bogollagama (UNF-UNP), 44,206 pv.

2004 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 4th North Western provincial council election held on 24 April 2004 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 24,488 27,472 20,258 33,579 21,759 27,398 27,985 19,868 22,168 27,290 20,244 21,164 22,884 31,582 13,945 362,084 59.85% 20
United National Party 15,661 16,386 11,555 13,849 14,030 16,842 17,366 14,895 15,109 15,085 13,093 12,310 13,585 19,177 6,962 215,905 35.69% 12
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 1,515 750 2,737 1,557 1,647 478 3,931 1,886 2,468 2,094 2,329 1,416 469 759 137 24,173 4.00% 2
United Lalith Front 67 60 72 55 67 81 43 54 73 53 47 41 82 80 8 883 0.15% 0
National Development Front 56 45 36 51 43 35 37 57 77 46 20 43 33 28 16 623 0.10% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 6 22 11 3 249 10 9 38 17 15 6 32 26 11 21 476 0.08% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 12 13 12 8 44 16 12 62 19 17 8 32 9 9 22 295 0.05% 0
Independent 20 12 24 10 18 8 15 12 18 9 3 8 6 6 9 178 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 8 6 16 11 12 5 34 8 11 3 12 8 5 3 3 145 0.02% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 10 7 4 5 6 6 3 9 4 6 5 3 6 6 11 91 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 3 5 8 8 6 4 6 15 9 2 10 3 0 3 1 83 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 5 0 1 3 7 3 5 3 5 4 0 2 0 2 3 43 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 41,851 44,778 34,734 49,139 37,888 44,886 49,446 36,907 39,978 44,624 35,777 35,062 37,105 51,666 21,138 604,979 100.00% 34
Rejected Votes 1,560 2,082 1,853 2,925 1,937 1,905 2,041 1,518 1,798 2,247 1,483 1,491 1,761 3,012 406 28,019
Total Polled 43,411 46,860 36,587 52,064 39,825 46,791 51,487 38,425 41,776 46,871 37,260 36,553 38,866 54,678 21,544 632,998
Registered Electors 75,985 83,250 61,727 88,822 83,535 83,645 86,416 74,368 75,264 80,736 64,979 68,091 65,847 96,817 1,089,482
Turnout 57.13% 56.29% 59.27% 58.62% 47.67% 55.94% 59.58% 51.67% 55.51% 58.05% 57.34% 53.68% 59.02% 56.48% 58.10%
Source:[18]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Athula Wijesinghe (UPFA), 71,298 preference votes (pv); S. A. Ranasinghe (UPFA), 50,949 pv; A. D. Sumanadasa (UPFA), 45,310 pv; K. M. Nimal Herath (UPFA), 44,141 pv; H. M. K. Manik Gunasekara (UPFA), 43,829 pv; S. N. Wickramasinghe (UPFA), 40,647 pv; Neil Priyantha Liyanage (UPFA), 38,344 pv; K. A. Gunadasa Khannangara (UPFA), 37,482 pv; R. D. Wimaladasa (UPFA), 36,660 pv; Adikari Mudiyanselage Tikiribandara Adikari (UPFA), 33,973 pv; R. B. S. W. M. Manjula C. R. Bandara (UNP), 30,757 pv; R. M. Nilantha Supun Rajapaksha (UPFA), 30,720 pv; Kumara Keerthi Chandrasiri (UPFA), 29,618 pv; Ajith Rohana Devatha Pejjalage (UNP), 29,604 pv; R. P. D. Gunadasa (UPFA), 28,420 pv; Alawathuwala Jayadeva Chandrawansha (UNP), 28,134 pv; Upulangani Malagamuwa (UPFA), 26,801 pv; Dharmasiri Dasanayaka (UPFA), 25,839 pv; Abayarathna Herath Banda (UNP), 25,838 pv; Kuda Widanalage Shantha Bandara (UPFA), 25,334 pv; Ananda Chandralal (UPFA), 21,774 pv; A. A. Somasiri Gunathilaka (UPFA), 21,620 pv; Luxman Wendaruwa (UPFA), 21,595 pv; Alankarage Ruban Silva (UNP), 20,867 pv; Bandara Rajapaksha (UPFA), 20,530 pv; Prasanna Shamal Senarath (UNP), 20,345 pv; Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Gamini Dissanayaka (UNP), 19,616 pv; R.M.Gunasinghe Banda (UNP), 19,537; Alavi Ahamad Hasan Mohomad (UNP), 18,821 pv; Ekanayaka Mudiyanselage Gamini Somasiri Ekanayaka (UNP), 16,404 pv; Ananda Punya Kumara (UNP), 16,018 pv; Ekanayaka Mudiyanselage Nanda Shanthi Kumari Ekanayaka (UNP), 15,383 pv; Mohmood Mohamed Thasleem (SLMC), 8,742 pv; and Aga Jawarsha M. Rizvi (SLMC), 6,017 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 %
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 30,624 37,231 24,658 37,876 30,785 35,311 34,357 28,791 29,513 32,978 26,365 27,581 29,155 40,136 23,146 468,507 52.26%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 29,941 29,818 21,100 30,720 31,412 31,580 33,874 29,564 28,658 29,691 25,456 25,317 22,919 34,469 14,290 418,809 46.72%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 172 190 166 219 185 159 145 147 201 195 115 155 137 165 18 2,369 0.26%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 168 175 181 163 171 183 206 136 172 159 156 138 125 214 10 2,357 0.26%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 77 104 42 64 80 109 89 90 83 56 57 72 85 51 83 1,142 0.13%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 44 40 51 66 59 51 39 24 48 50 63 32 47 64 17 695 0.08%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 43 41 48 67 41 38 33 40 43 43 29 39 31 67 10 613 0.07%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 33 41 40 43 50 46 37 22 38 49 36 39 30 52 10 566 0.06%
Anura De Silva ULF 26 51 29 33 44 37 45 37 38 54 25 30 29 41 5 524 0.06%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 28 19 28 38 35 29 26 12 30 31 15 24 28 14 6 363 0.04%
Wije Dias SEP 21 10 21 21 22 19 23 18 19 9 11 18 19 18 6 255 0.03%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 13 14 20 17 11 8 8 14 13 10 16 11 8 18 6 187 0.02%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 5 7 7 8 5 12 10 1 11 7 6 11 5 13 2 110 0.01%
Valid Votes 61,195 67,741 46,391 69,335 62,900 67,582 68,892 58,896 58,867 63,332 52,350 53,467 52,618 75,322 37,609 896,497 100.00%
Rejected Votes 394 599 607 610 793 522 658 625 607 532 392 437 540 728 414 8,458
Total Polled 61,589 68,340 46,998 69,945 63,693 68,104 69,550 59,521 59,474 63,864 52,742 53,904 53,158 76,050 38,023 904,955
Registered Electors 78,140 85,455 63,143 91,698 86,112 85,753 89,722 77,003 77,819 83,696 67,023 69,821 68,194 100,497 1,124,076
Turnout 78.82% 79.97% 74.43% 76.28% 73.97% 79.42% 77.52% 77.30% 76.43% 76.30% 78.69% 77.20% 77.95% 75.67% 80.51%
Source:[19]

2009 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 5th North Western provincial council election held on 14 February 2009 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 31,695 39,844 23,608 40,531 36,154 36,064 38,751 29,974 31,950 35,663 28,235 29,710 31,462 41,915 21,810 497,366 70.13% 24
United National Party 13,910 15,195 13,340 11,431 11,806 16,290 18,459 15,058 16,061 12,309 12,408 11,429 8,481 12,623 4,748 193,548 27.29% 9
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 569 1,179 1,133 1,417 808 1,146 865 1,317 950 1,232 652 1,372 856 1,954 634 16,084 2.27% 1
United National Alliance 71 91 71 54 79 83 94 77 96 83 51 60 46 92 29 1,077 0.15% 0
Independent 4 4 6 7 6 4 24 6 19 23 6 2 214 4 19 6 350 0.05% 0
Independent 1 7 6 24 7 19 22 6 6 42 10 36 5 9 14 5 218 0.03% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 6 2 5 5 2 8 6 11 5 4 5 27 5 5 18 114 0.02% 0
Independent 5 8 3 4 13 7 5 10 12 9 5 6 6 5 8 4 105 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 9 9 4 10 2 6 2 6 6 3 2 9 1 14 3 86 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 6 4 4 10 4 5 4 7 5 5 1 5 2 6 5 73 0.01% 0
Independent 3 4 2 1 2 1 5 10 1 4 7 2 6 2 15 2 64 0.01% 0
Independent 2 6 3 4 1 4 2 6 6 3 4 2 4 3 4 6 58 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 4 1 3 2 2 2 7 4 2 1 3 3 4 3 43 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 46,297 56,348 38,206 53,490 48,892 53,662 58,221 46,501 49,158 49,333 41,403 42,850 40,879 56,673 27,273 709,186 100.00% 34
Rejected Votes 1,619 1,877 1,890 2,249 2,145 1,721 1,972 1,619 1,967 2,115 1,313 1,541 1,546 2,514 572 26,660
Total Polled 47,916 58,225 40,096 55,739 51,037 55,383 60,193 48,120 51,125 51,448 42,716 44,391 42,425 59,187 27,845 735,846
Registered Electors 81,412 88,927 65,459 95,491 90,963 88,834 93,845 80,308 81,646 87,102 69,672 72,413 71,255 104,554 1,171,881
Turnout 58.86% 65.48% 61.25% 58.37% 56.11% 62.34% 64.14% 59.92% 62.62% 59.07% 61.31% 61.30% 59.54% 56.61% 62.79%
Source:[20]

The following candidates were elected:[21] Athula Wijesinghe (UPFA), 90,295 preference votes (pv); R. M. S. Somakumari Thennakoon (UPFA), 67,998 pv; K. W. Shantha Bandara (UPFA), 61,865 pv; Chandana Prasad Yapa (UPFA), 59,500 pv; Neranjan Wickramasinghe (UPFA), 56,768 pv; R. D. Wimaladasa (UPFA), 54,380 pv; Piyumal Herath (UPFA), 49,848 pv; Manjula Dissanayake (UPFA), 47,543 pv; H. M. Dingiri Banda Herath (UPFA), 43,896 pv; R. P. D. Gunadasa Dehigama (UPFA), 41,171 pv; Prasanna Shamal Senarath (UNP), 40,429 pv; H. M. D. B. Herath (UPFA), 38,371 pv; A. Don Kamal Indika (UPFA), 37,515 pv; A. A. Somasiri Gunathilaka (UPFA), 32,952 pv; Kumara Keerthi Chandrasiri (UPFA), 32,508 pv; R. M. Bandara Rajapaksha (UPFA), 32,252 pv; R. M. Nilantha Supun Rajapaksha (UPFA), 31,223 pv; Asanka Nawarathne (UPFA), 30,758 pv; Wendaruwa Lakshman (UPFA), 28,476 pv; Dharmasiri Dasanayaka (UPFA), 28,057 pv; Chandra Kamalasiri (UPFA), 28,033 pv; Adikari Mudiyanselage Tikiribandara Adikari (UPFA), 27,125 pv; Shelton Nimal Pieris (UPFA), 23,841 pv; Aga Jawarsha M. Rizvi (UNP), 22,663 pv; R. M. S. K. Rajapaksha (UPFA), 22,020 pv; Asuramana Pejjalage Keerthirathne (UPFA), 21,338 pv; Amarasena Girana Pathirannahalage Thushara Indunil (UNP), 20,581 pv; Alawathuwala J. C. (UNP), 19,131 pv; M. A. Nimal Senarath Wijesinghe (UNP), 17,400 pv; Alavi Ahamad Hasan Mohomad (UNP), 17,029 pv; Asanalebbege Mohommadu Nazeer Nazeer (UNP), 16,253 pv; Mohmood Mohamed Thasleem (UNP), 15,706 pv; Ajith Rohana Devatha Pejjalage (UNP), 15,468 pv; and K. M. Nimal Herath (JVP), 2,190 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 %
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 38,036 44,172 28,907 46,752 42,240 43,052 41,881 34,912 36,237 41,510 32,854 34,501 36,497 49,854 31,379 582,784 63.08%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 23,273 23,056 17,596 21,666 22,538 25,547 27,813 25,113 23,999 21,830 19,681 19,328 16,282 25,199 14,673 327,594 35.46%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 169 161 198 307 269 127 200 277 208 278 182 146 185 365 40 3,112 0.34%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 124 109 169 192 140 97 130 112 163 156 107 120 128 179 17 1,943 0.21%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 108 100 117 189 115 119 104 78 96 138 98 88 89 210 20 1,669 0.18%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 56 64 71 98 83 64 57 65 69 45 41 59 62 83 5 922 0.10%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 54 65 69 77 80 67 70 51 95 56 54 48 57 58 11 912 0.10%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 48 87 48 42 72 40 70 51 84 60 37 47 48 70 9 813 0.09%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 33 29 41 54 56 34 60 47 43 44 28 29 37 65 4 604 0.07%
Lal Perera ONF 36 31 46 47 47 43 45 36 29 37 37 30 29 54 6 553 0.06%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 40 24 45 31 41 30 33 29 46 32 31 29 35 40 6 492 0.05%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 36 25 28 40 32 22 42 27 52 36 31 32 27 38 7 475 0.05%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 37 29 24 26 36 25 30 29 27 21 24 17 31 33 10 399 0.04%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 15 21 21 27 18 22 22 17 37 21 16 14 16 34 1 302 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 13 14 12 23 17 16 13 18 14 11 11 11 21 25 1 220 0.02%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 17 21 18 10 12 13 18 16 18 14 12 6 9 19 0 203 0.02%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 17 10 13 20 9 11 16 7 14 14 11 11 9 21 2 185 0.02%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 15 7 12 13 11 12 12 10 10 21 10 10 7 24 3 177 0.02%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 13 5 16 13 15 11 12 5 14 13 7 10 11 17 9 171 0.02%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 13 5 8 9 7 10 19 9 15 11 8 8 9 14 1 146 0.02%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 8 9 9 11 9 9 15 4 8 14 3 6 5 8 0 118 0.01%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 13 3 3 14 6 9 6 9 8 7 2 5 4 8 2 99 0.01%
Valid Votes 62,174 68,047 47,471 69,661 65,853 69,380 70,668 60,922 61,286 64,369 53,285 54,555 53,598 76,418 46,206 923,893 100.00%
Rejected Votes 360 436 308 334 548 390 349 492 458 432 270 311 343 502 1,111 6,644
Total Polled 62,534 68,483 47,779 69,995 66,401 69,770 71,017 61,414 61,744 64,801 53,555 54,866 53,941 76,920 47,317 930,537
Registered Electors 82,441 89,631 65,846 96,354 92,150 89,310 94,743 81,523 82,656 87,897 70,131 73,283 71,905 105,779 1,183,649
Turnout 75.85% 76.41% 72.56% 72.64% 72.06% 78.12% 74.96% 75.33% 74.70% 73.72% 76.36% 74.87% 75.02% 72.72% 78.62%
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
Bingi
-riya
Damba-
deniya
Dodan
-gas-
landa
Galga
-muwa
Hiri-
yala
Katu-
gampola
Kuliya-
pitiya
Kurune
-gala
Mawath
-agama
Nikawe
-ratiya
Pandu
-was-
nuwara
Polgaha
-wela
Wariya
-pola
Yapa
-huwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 27,396 34,447 20,217 34,119 26,911 32,083 29,501 27,030 28,106 28,687 21,953 25,485 25,701 37,429 30,251 429,316 63.84% 10
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
16,779 15,483 12,771 12,267 13,181 17,130 19,146 16,176 14,569 14,677 16,847 12,519 9,828 13,036 9,304 213,713 31.78% 5
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 1,108 2,015 1,245 1,503 1,673 1,932 1,826 2,649 1,945 1,486 716 2,070 1,303 2,586 2,383 26,440 3.93% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 8 5 4 22 3 3 9 36 14 43 24 4 13 277 18 483 0.07% 0
United Lanka People's Party 20 19 27 45 30 27 31 24 36 32 12 34 18 67 26 448 0.07% 0
Our National Front 22 28 17 35 22 38 29 18 23 19 20 25 24 39 34 393 0.06% 0
United Democratic Front 20 13 29 15 24 22 18 22 12 20 14 17 16 20 15 277 0.04% 0
Independent 15 16 20 13 20 12 8 9 8 14 19 11 8 5 18 3 184 0.03% 0
Independent 8 12 11 11 7 6 10 11 10 12 14 7 7 3 12 1 134 0.02% 0
Independent 16 13 8 9 7 10 10 9 3 13 8 2 4 4 13 6 119 0.02% 0
Independent 14 4 7 4 4 8 12 8 6 12 21 7 10 3 2 3 111 0.02% 0
Liberal Party 1 5 1 1 6 9 0 7 4 56 2 4 0 2 3 101 0.02% 0
Independent 11 4 21 15 5 3 6 5 5 2 2 4 2 1 6 5 86 0.01% 0
Independent 1 10 7 6 5 6 7 9 1 6 4 3 0 2 4 6 76 0.01% 0
Independent 10 1 3 2 1 4 1 4 0 1 3 1 1 1 29 0 52 0.01% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 1 7 2 6 0 2 4 2 6 2 0 0 4 4 5 45 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 4 5 1 2 4 1 0 4 5 3 1 3 5 5 1 44 0.01% 0
Independent 4 2 0 2 3 1 1 1 5 4 6 3 3 7 3 2 43 0.01% 0
Independent 13 3 2 1 2 2 0 1 6 6 3 4 2 3 2 2 39 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1 1 0 4 4 1 2 7 5 1 0 5 0 1 5 37 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 1 6 2 1 1 7 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 4 36 0.01% 0
Independent 2 0 1 2 3 2 5 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 7 4 34 0.01% 0
Independent 9 1 2 2 8 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 3 2 3 4 33 0.00% 0
Independent 7 1 3 2 4 1 3 1 1 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 30 0.00% 0
United Lanka Great Council 4 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 4 1 0 0 2 3 1 26 0.00% 0
Independent 5 8 2 0 2 0 0 1 4 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 26 0.00% 0
Independent 12 2 3 2 0 3 1 1 4 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 25 0.00% 0
Left Liberation Front 0 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 6 0 0 3 2 2 0 24 0.00% 0
Independent 6 1 1 7 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 2 21 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 21 0.00% 0
Independent 3 3 0 1 3 0 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 19 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 45,446 52,130 34,400 48,098 41,926 51,326 50,639 46,041 44,821 45,123 39,635 40,219 36,955 53,582 42,095 672,436 100.00% 15
Rejected Votes 3,350 3,003 3,358 5,319 3,832 3,575 3,558 3,012 3,806 4,975 3,092 2,835 3,118 4,884 1,413 53,130
Total Polled 48,796 55,133 37,758 53,417 45,758 54,901 54,197 49,053 48,627 50,098 42,727 43,054 40,073 58,466 43,508 725,566
Registered Electors 82,441 89,631 65,846 96,354 92,150 89,310 94,743 81,523 82,656 87,897 70,131 73,283 71,905 105,779 1,183,649
Turnout 59.19% 61.51% 57.34% 55.44% 49.66% 61.47% 57.20% 60.17% 58.83% 57.00% 60.92% 58.75% 55.73% 55.27% 61.30%
Source:[22]

The following candidates were elected:[23] Johnston Fernando (UPFA), 136,943 preference votes (pv); Dayasiri Jayasekara (UNF-UNP), 132,949 pv; T. B. Ekanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 112,420 pv; Anura Priyadharshana Yapa (UPFA-SLFP), 98,880 pv; K. W. Shantha Bandara (UPFA), 86,353 pv; S.B. Nawinne (UPFA-SLFP), 74,976 pv; Akila Viraj Kariyawasam (UNF-UNP), 66,477 pv; Jayarathna Herath (UPFA-SLFP), 64,645 pv; Salinda Dissanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 56,842 pv; Neranjan Wickramasinghe (UPFA), 54,572 pv; Indika Bandaranayake (UPFA), 48,665 pv; Tharanath Basnayake (UPFA), 46,079 pv; Gamini Jayawickrama Perera (UNF-UNP), 44,131 pv; Ashoka Abeysinghe (UNF), 32,990 pv; and Nimal Senarath Wijesinghe (UNF), 30,687 pv.

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