Matara Electoral District

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Matara
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Matara
Province Southern
Polling divisions 7
Population 822,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 578,858[2] (2010)
Area 1,283 km2 (495 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 8
MPs Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, UPFA
Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, UPFA
Wijaya Dahanayaka, UPFA
Chandrasiri Gajadeera, UPFA
Hemal Gunasekara, UPFA
Sanath Jayasuriya, UPFA
Buddhika Pathirana, UNF
Mangala Samaraweera, UNF

Matara 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 Matara in the Southern province. The district currently elects 8 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 578,858 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 %
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
Junius Jayewardene UNP 24,667 22,457 22,605 22,146 20,549 23,221 25,051 4,029 164,725 49.32%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 20,389 18,147 17,757 22,984 21,408 19,333 22,282 2,287 144,587 43.29%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 4,781 1,886 4,874 2,711 3,267 2,067 2,276 255 22,117 6.62%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 246 220 246 228 229 156 198 48 1,571 0.47%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 70 63 52 71 78 67 90 18 509 0.15%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 108 72 49 61 83 22 78 1 474 0.14%
Valid Votes 50,261 42,845 45,583 48,201 45,614 44,866 49,975 6,638 333,983 100.00%
Rejected Votes 421 428 457 420 437 408 451 69 3,091
Total Polled 50,682 43,273 46,040 48,621 46,051 45,274 50,426 6,707 337,074
Registered Electors 59,798 49,817 56,693 57,203 57,400 56,252 62,725 399,888
Turnout 84.76% 86.86% 81.21% 85.00% 80.23% 80.48% 80.39% 84.29%
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 %
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 3,505 10,949 4,403 1,494 3,228 17,718 15,802 325 57,424 54.30%
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 5,346 10,157 5,076 1,327 1,256 11,606 10,351 280 45,399 42.93%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 312 554 188 41 166 1,098 532 31 2,922 2.76%
Valid Votes 9,163 21,660 9,667 2,862 4,650 30,422 26,685 636 105,745 100.00%
Rejected Votes 277 378 104 51 89 497 540 67 2,003
Total Polled 9,440 22,038 9,771 2,913 4,739 30,919 27,225 703 107,748
Registered Electors 67,076 58,342 62,490 65,407 63,590 64,438 70,591 451,934
Turnout 14.07% 37.77% 15.64% 4.45% 7.45% 47.98% 38.57% 23.84%
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
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
United National Party 5,454 3,556 6,622 218 1,231 16,505 9,141 3,007 45,734 56.11% 6
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 2,902 2,301 1,369 149 1,136 11,094 7,508 2,293 28,752 35.28% 3
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
481 104 18 2 103 2,879 262 376 4,225 5.18% 0
United Lanka People's Party 162 91 2 97 178 705 151 95 1,481 1.82% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 82 105 2 3 24 240 754 103 1,313 1.61% 0
Valid Votes 9,081 6,157 8,013 469 2,672 31,423 17,816 5,874 81,505 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 836 567 149 43 235 1,835 1,237 226 5,128
Total Polled 9,917 6,724 8,162 512 2,907 33,258 19,053 6,100 86,633
Registered Electors 66,310 58,008 61,452 64,833 62,577 62,612 69,515 6,619 451,926
Turnout 14.96% 11.59% 13.28% 0.79% 4.65% 53.12% 27.41% 92.16% 19.17%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Gamini Fonseka (UNP), 19,618 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Wijesekara (SLFP), 18,517 pv; Mangala Samaraweera (SLFP), 11,971 pv; Ranjan Wijayawardhana (UNP), 9,925 pv; Abeywardhana Dayananda Wickremasinghe (UNP), 9,579 pv; Madurapala Ediriweera (UNP), 8,562 pv; H. R Piyasiri (UNP), 8,446 pv; Hewagampolage Sirisena (SLFP), 8,212 pv; and Peter Silva Loku Galappaththy (UNP), 7,094 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 145,093 44.99%
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 129,693 40.22%
Democratic United National Front 44,873 13.91%
Others 2,826 0.88%
Valid Votes 322,485 100.00%
Rejected Votes 22,979
Total Polled 345,464
Registered Electors 493,503
Turnout 70.00%
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.) 192,853 56.43%
United National Party 147,301 43.10%
Nava Sama Samaja Party 1,586 0.46%
Valid Votes 341,740 100.00%
Rejected Votes 17,397
Total Polled 359,137
Registered Electors 493,503
Turnout 72.77%
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
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 32,837 30,743 28,191 30,834 32,318 32,629 34,760 4,973 227,285 59.90% 5
United National Party 21,999 23,930 19,335 20,608 16,069 18,915 19,013 2,155 142,024 37.43% 3
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 1,554 756 1,304 991 1,098 1,264 1,600 169 8,736 2.30% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 247 178 105 181 232 246 182 51 1,422 0.37% 0
Valid Votes 56,637 55,607 48,935 52,614 49,717 53,054 55,555 7,348 379,467 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 2,674 3,330 1,841 2,965 2,318 1,632 2,325 82 17,167
Total Polled 59,311 58,937 50,776 55,579 52,035 54,686 57,880 7,430 396,634
Registered Electors 74,562 71,106 66,923 70,889 69,050 73,461 77,479 503,470
Turnout 79.55% 82.89% 75.87% 78.40% 75.36% 74.44% 74.70% 78.78%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Dullas Alahapperuma (PA), 76,678 preference votes (pv); Ronnie de Mel (UNP), 66,563 pv; Mahinda Wijesekara (PA), 65,769 pv; Chandrasiri Gajadeera (PA), 62,852 pv; Mangala Samaraweera (PA), 61,574 pv; Eugin Alwis Samarasinghe (PA), 57,455 pv; Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (UNP), 52,294 pv; and Handunneththi Rannulu Wimalasiri (UNP), 33,078 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 %
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 32,632 30,662 30,817 29,756 31,038 32,503 34,583 5,874 227,865 64.69%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 18,165 18,819 14,824 17,473 14,133 15,751 16,708 2,351 118,224 33.56%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 327 465 185 407 305 152 201 13 2,055 0.58%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 175 316 185 240 213 205 173 57 1,564 0.44%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 211 290 197 207 167 123 172 30 1,397 0.40%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 145 213 169 163 128 138 145 33 1,134 0.32%
Valid Votes 51,655 50,765 46,377 48,246 45,984 48,872 51,982 8,358 352,239 100.00%
Rejected Votes 903 1,293 624 828 655 648 675 105 5,731
Total Polled 52,558 52,058 47,001 49,074 46,639 49,520 52,657 8,463 357,970
Registered Electors 74,562 71,106 66,923 70,889 69,050 73,461 77,479 503,470
Turnout 70.49% 73.21% 70.23% 69.23% 67.54% 67.41% 67.96% 71.10%
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.) 157,762 46.36% 8
United National Party 130,843 38.45% 7
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 40,276 11.84% 2
Independent 1 5,749 1.69% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 2,906 0.85% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 1,160 0.34% 0
People's Liberation Solidarity Front 448 0.13% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 399 0.12% 0
Liberal Party 298 0.09% 0
Independent 2 292 0.09% 0
People's Freedom Front 143 0.04% 0
Valid Votes 340,276 100.00% 17
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors 510,310
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 %
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 30,040 29,229 25,363 29,115 28,515 28,865 30,939 3,619 205,685 54.32%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 21,330 21,400 18,844 19,464 17,689 18,743 19,183 3,024 139,677 36.89%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 4,231 3,108 4,539 3,471 2,997 3,273 3,674 936 26,229 6.93%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 195 207 155 194 201 276 219 92 1,539 0.41%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 154 251 99 199 126 86 123 4 1,042 0.28%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 182 223 107 170 147 72 87 9 997 0.26%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 145 157 100 192 106 72 114 5 891 0.24%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 72 95 84 54 68 156 67 74 670 0.18%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 99 116 56 85 68 94 116 5 639 0.17%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 100 111 62 92 50 54 71 3 543 0.14%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 58 75 47 57 41 19 35 0 332 0.09%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 40 45 15 32 24 18 26 2 202 0.05%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 34 38 24 36 22 15 20 3 192 0.05%
Valid Votes 56,680 55,055 49,495 53,161 50,054 51,743 54,674 7,776 378,638 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,090 1,464 963 983 887 1,790 1,027 379 8,583
Total Polled 57,770 56,519 50,458 54,144 50,941 53,533 55,701 8,155 387,221
Registered Electors 76,916 74,409 68,296 75,156 70,157 72,593 78,320 515,847
Turnout 75.11% 75.96% 73.88% 72.04% 72.61% 73.74% 71.12% 75.07%
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
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
30,699 29,427 24,263 28,636 28,022 28,736 29,608 4,299 203,690 51.47% 5
United National Party 21,688 23,807 17,826 21,728 18,823 19,706 20,276 3,001 146,855 37.11% 2
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 5,879 3,986 7,489 4,522 4,179 5,200 6,262 1,240 38,757 9.79% 1
Sinhala Heritage 476 166 395 215 388 1,024 559 152 3,375 0.85% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 114 38 50 61 114 82 83 26 568 0.14% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 85 136 59 101 69 48 50 0 548 0.14% 0
People's Liberation Solidarity Front 59 32 30 52 25 72 56 10 336 0.08% 0
Liberal Party 46 72 30 45 32 28 42 1 296 0.07% 0
Citizen's Front 42 47 40 39 43 26 38 1 276 0.07% 0
Independent 5 30 58 20 28 29 27 22 0 214 0.05% 0
Democratic United National Front 26 48 21 41 29 24 23 1 213 0.05% 0
Independent 3 30 30 26 17 20 11 21 2 157 0.04% 0
Left & Democratic Alliance 17 20 12 12 7 28 15 4 115 0.03% 0
Independent 4 20 16 8 21 6 9 11 0 91 0.02% 0
Independent 2 19 6 5 16 15 14 11 1 87 0.02% 0
Independent 1 13 19 7 8 13 5 8 0 73 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 8 11 7 9 8 9 5 0 57 0.01% 0
Peoples Freedom Front 10 11 9 9 5 5 5 2 56 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 59,261 57,930 50,297 55,560 51,827 55,054 57,095 8,740 395,764 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 3,207 3,869 1,946 3,601 2,537 2,022 2,752 197 20,131
Total Polled 62,468 61,799 52,243 59,161 54,364 57,076 59,847 8,937 415,895
Registered Electors 78,408 76,101 69,003 76,562 71,211 73,737 79,629 524,651
Turnout 79.67% 81.21% 75.71% 77.27% 76.34% 77.40% 75.16% 79.27%
Source:[11]

The following candidates were elected:[12] Mangala Samaraweera (PA), 93,110 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Wijesekara (PA), 83,625 pv; Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (UNP), 81,053 pv; Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (PA), 70,091 pv; Sagala Ratnayaka (UNP), 58,634 pv; Dullas Alahapperuma (PA), 48,721 pv; Chandrasiri Gajadeera (PA), 43,913 pv; and Jinadasa Kitulagoda (JVP), 4,012 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
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
25,372 26,114 22,490 23,457 21,992 24,376 24,241 171,661 42.49% 4
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
25,294 24,399 20,021 24,577 23,194 24,480 25,703 171,141 42.37% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 9,120 6,776 8,378 7,094 6,479 6,763 8,058 54,476 13.49% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 437 571 284 511 384 253 330 2,780 0.69% 0
Sinhala Heritage 185 135 223 177 223 536 298 1,854 0.46% 0
United Socialist Party 138 178 91 162 91 74 110 856 0.21% 0
Independent 5 29 43 23 27 35 18 33 208 0.05% 0
People's Freedom Front 24 53 17 28 27 17 29 196 0.05% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 17 33 23 21 20 7 21 143 0.04% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 28 18 11 11 25 20 13 129 0.03% 0
National Development Front 22 20 11 26 13 16 20 128 0.03% 0
Independent 3 18 30 16 26 14 13 10 128 0.03% 0
Independent 1 18 14 6 14 11 13 14 91 0.02% 0
Independent 2 6 12 5 11 13 4 9 60 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 8 10 8 7 8 11 6 58 0.01% 0
Independent 4 11 17 6 6 5 5 8 58 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 60,727 58,423 51,613 56,155 52,534 56,606 58,903 403,967 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 3,172 4,030 2,120 3,878 2,795 1,983 2,608 20,820
Total Polled 63,899 62,453 53,733 60,033 55,329 58,589 61,511 424,787
Registered Electors 79,850 77,540 70,412 77,929 72,590 75,301 81,072 534,694
Turnout 80.02% 80.54% 76.31% 77.04% 76.22% 77.81% 75.87% 79.44%
Sources:[13][14]

The following candidates were elected:[15] Mangala Samaraweera (PA), 105,992 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Wijesekara (UNF), 95,378 pv; Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (UNF), 81,617 pv; Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (PA), 64,756 pv; Justin Galappathi (UNF), 60,548 pv; Mallika de Mel (PA), 60,531 pv; Sagala Ratnayaka (UNF), 55,423 pv; and Jinadasa Kitulagoda (JVP), 4,799 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
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 35,747 33,051 30,360 34,158 31,927 32,967 34,824 8,201 241,235 60.27% 5
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
21,318 23,262 16,473 18,582 16,879 19,458 19,996 3,665 139,633 34.89% 3
Jathika Hela Urumaya 1,733 1,197 2,331 1,421 1,988 4,309 2,462 788 16,229 4.05% 0
United Socialist Party 253 376 148 226 167 146 204 6 1,526 0.38% 0
National Development Front 91 123 99 118 102 84 92 9 718 0.18% 0
Independent 7 49 63 15 34 21 25 37 1 245 0.06% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 20 29 16 18 17 52 36 4 192 0.05% 0
Independent 6 25 36 4 15 7 10 20 0 117 0.03% 0
Independent 1 4 11 6 10 7 7 7 0 52 0.01% 0
Liberal Party 6 8 7 14 4 4 6 1 50 0.01% 0
Independent 3 6 8 5 2 3 6 5 1 36 0.01% 0
Independent 2 2 12 3 6 4 3 4 0 34 0.01% 0
Independent 5 1 12 5 7 1 3 5 0 34 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 5 3 4 5 7 4 5 0 33 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 5 3 4 2 2 6 0 29 0.01% 0
Swarajya 6 2 7 3 1 3 4 0 26 0.01% 0
Independent 4 8 3 2 5 1 0 3 1 23 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 1 1 3 5 2 8 1 0 21 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 59,282 58,202 49,491 54,633 51,140 57,091 57,717 12,677 400,233 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 3,427 4,545 2,365 3,846 2,958 1,999 3,422 207 22,769
Total Polled 62,709 62,747 51,856 58,479 54,098 59,090 61,139 12,884 423,002
Registered Electors 82,330 80,259 71,812 79,918 74,434 78,465 83,288 550,506
Turnout 76.17% 78.18% 72.21% 73.17% 72.68% 75.31% 73.41% 76.84%
Source:[16]

The following candidates were elected:[17] Mangala Samaraweera (UPFA-SLFP), 118,848 preference votes (pv); Jinadasa Kitulagoda (UPFA-JVP), 109,417 pv; Pemasiri Manage (UPFA-JVP), 101,558 pv; Mahinda Wijesekara (UNF-UNP), 72,563 pv; Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (UNF-UNP), 66,498 pv; Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (UPFA-SLFP), 60,453 pv; Sagala Ratnayaka (UNF-UNP), 59,888 pv; and Chandrasiri Gajadeera (UPFA-CPSL), 46,138 pv.

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
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 25,586 24,440 24,085 23,922 25,655 25,993 27,418 4,977 182,076 64.30% 12
United National Party 14,639 17,285 10,944 11,692 10,513 13,467 13,942 1,966 94,448 33.35% 6
Independent 221 123 51 3,168 901 66 41 44 4,615 1.63% 0
People's Liberation Solidarity Front 120 121 59 74 107 83 36 17 617 0.22% 0
United Socialist Party 70 118 66 65 66 48 95 6 534 0.19% 0
United Lalith Front 61 72 38 33 41 39 60 4 348 0.12% 0
Liberal Party 106 19 13 15 12 10 10 1 186 0.07% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 19 18 25 27 26 33 17 17 182 0.06% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 10 21 7 90 15 9 12 8 172 0.06% 0
Valid Votes 40,832 42,217 35,288 39,086 37,336 39,748 41,631 7,040 283,178 100.00% 18
Rejected Votes 2,363 2,993 2,091 2,411 2,307 2,092 2,367 368 16,992
Total Polled 43,195 45,210 37,379 41,497 39,643 41,840 43,998 7,408 300,170
Registered Electors 82,330 80,259 71,812 79,918 75,434 78,465 83,288 551,506
Turnout 52.47% 56.33% 52.05% 51.92% 52.55% 53.32% 52.83% 54.43%
Source:[18]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Akalanka Buddika Pathirana (UNP), 44,165 preference votes (pv); S. Rathanayake (UPFA), 42,771 pv; Justin Galappaththi (UNP), 31,953 pv; Arachchige Saman Kumara Suraweera (UPFA), 29,813 pv; L. B. Lal Premanath (UPFA), 29,790 pv; N. K. Sisira Kumara (UPFA), 29,064 pv; Gunasekara Wickramarathna Hemal (UPFA), 29,021 pv; S. Vijaya Bindu Weerasinghe (UPFA), 26,270 pv; Dhamvijaya Wijesekara Dahanayake (UPFA), 25,174 pv; Abewickrama Danvas Stanly (UPFA), 25,057 pv; Handunneththi Rannulu Piyasiri (UPFA), 24,841 pv; H. G. Weerasumana Weerasinghe (UPFA), 22,095 pv; Suduweli Kondage Lakmal Nilantha (UPFA), 19,192 pv; Handunge Sosindra Nandana (UPFA), 18,422 pv; Sirisena Wijewickrama Kankanamge (UNP), 17,878 pv; Kapila Jayantha Wellappili (UNP), 14,620 pv; Amaraweera Wickrama Gunawardhana Jinadasa (UNP), 11,122 pv; and Madduma Patabandige Praneeth Padmathilaka (UNP), 9,312 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 %
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 41,091 36,916 35,319 40,567 37,641 37,829 40,027 10,021 279,411 61.85%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 25,103 28,015 19,288 22,366 19,771 22,941 24,225 4,128 165,837 36.71%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 326 330 216 368 229 162 242 4 1,877 0.42%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 279 370 191 294 197 127 226 3 1,687 0.37%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 68 87 96 75 58 77 66 27 554 0.12%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 98 109 51 90 84 36 52 4 524 0.12%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 79 83 42 88 78 26 53 2 451 0.10%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 63 73 68 98 55 37 50 7 451 0.10%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 51 54 30 71 37 28 48 1 320 0.07%
Anura De Silva ULF 43 52 29 45 47 23 36 2 277 0.06%
Wije Dias SEP 20 32 11 19 17 19 15 7 140 0.03%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 18 33 5 27 14 10 12 0 119 0.03%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 7 19 8 10 9 7 13 1 74 0.02%
Valid Votes 67,246 66,173 55,354 64,118 58,237 61,322 65,065 14,207 451,722 100.00%
Rejected Votes 570 879 415 571 458 483 568 133 4,077
Total Polled 67,816 67,052 55,769 64,689 58,695 61,805 65,633 14,340 455,799
Registered Electors 84,867 82,636 73,005 82,128 75,953 79,784 84,614 562,987
Turnout 79.91% 81.14% 76.39% 78.77% 77.28% 77.47% 77.57% 80.96%
Source:[19]

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
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 39,629 40,706 29,812 40,025 36,350 29,770 34,955 5,863 257,110 67.97% 12
United National Party 15,594 12,079 12,328 11,251 10,793 17,966 13,287 1,316 94,614 25.01% 5
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 3,340 2,099 3,127 2,644 2,672 3,647 2,449 709 20,687 5.47% 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 240 43 662 184 146 274 2,713 18 4,280 1.13% 0
United National Alliance 55 67 43 52 57 46 48 3 371 0.10% 0
National Development Front 39 56 33 38 67 22 36 3 294 0.08% 0
Independent 1 10 10 96 83 29 15 6 3 252 0.07% 0
United Socialist Party 13 40 59 22 22 35 25 2 218 0.06% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 11 2 8 8 11 55 2 1 98 0.03% 0
Democratic Unity Alliance 4 15 8 14 8 4 7 1 61 0.02% 0
Independent 3 10 7 7 12 9 6 6 2 59 0.02% 0
Patriotic National Front 4 7 4 12 7 5 4 0 43 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 10 4 3 14 3 2 0 0 36 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 6 4 2 3 4 12 1 34 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 5 3 3 4 3 7 5 2 32 0.01% 0
Independent 2 3 5 3 9 6 4 2 0 32 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 2 6 4 7 3 3 6 0 31 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 58,971 55,155 46,204 54,381 50,189 51,865 53,563 7,924 378,252 100.00% 18
Rejected Votes 2,375 3,281 1,673 3,022 2,316 1,827 2,070 163 16,727
Total Polled 61,346 58,436 47,877 57,403 52,505 53,692 55,633 8,087 394,979
Registered Electors 87,510 86,311 74,601 85,686 77,705 80,334 86,711 578,858
Turnout 70.10% 67.70% 64.18% 66.99% 67.57% 66.84% 64.16% 68.23%
Source:[20]

The following candidates were elected:[21] Gunasekara Wickramarathna Hemal (UPFA), 63,323 preference votes (pv); Akalanka Buddika Pathirana (UNP), 57,802 pv; Abeywardhana Sarath Yapa (UPFA), 45,882 pv; Chandima Rasaputhra (UPFA), 40,066 pv; Dhamvijaya Wijesekara Dahanayake (UPFA), 32,972 pv; S. Vijaya Bindu Weerasinghe (UPFA), 32,041 pv; H. G. Weerasumana Weerasinghe (UPFA), 31,945 pv; Anthonige Hewa Piyasena (UPFA), 31,423 pv; Manoj Sirisena Hewagampalage (UPFA), 31,033 pv; Kanchana Wodatha Wijesekara (UPFA), 30,870 pv; Jayantha Kodithuwakku Hewa Kodithuwakku Manamalarachchige (UPFA), 29,282 pv; Justin Galappaththi (UPFA), 28,371 pv; Aruna Gunarathna (UPFA), 28,239 pv; Gayan Sanjeewa Hewa Wellalage (UNP), 17,654 pv; Kapila Jayantha Wellappili (UNP), 15,041 pv; Sirisena Wijewickrama Kankanamge (UNP), 14,274 pv; A. A. Haputhanthrige Windana Nishantha (UNP), 13,758 pv; and N. K. Sisira Kumara (JVP), 3,189 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 %
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 44,527 42,999 36,428 45,590 40,879 33,948 41,359 10,425 296,155 65.53%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 21,926 20,939 17,219 17,626 16,561 27,102 21,978 5,159 148,510 32.86%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 185 332 145 300 149 95 172 3 1,381 0.31%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 144 250 116 220 170 87 91 10 1,088 0.24%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 130 205 74 154 108 59 95 4 829 0.18%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 112 142 84 97 85 61 150 5 736 0.16%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 95 139 62 99 93 43 64 2 597 0.13%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 54 95 23 49 42 26 50 6 345 0.08%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 54 60 35 53 52 23 51 1 329 0.07%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 45 81 33 45 31 38 39 1 313 0.07%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 33 47 35 58 38 25 47 1 284 0.06%
Lal Perera ONF 39 69 33 43 21 38 37 3 283 0.06%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 25 46 14 33 33 15 25 8 199 0.04%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 28 38 12 26 17 11 20 2 154 0.03%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 20 28 11 30 15 4 11 6 125 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 15 20 8 21 17 18 12 1 112 0.02%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 19 38 7 15 12 10 6 0 107 0.02%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 15 21 9 16 10 11 13 2 97 0.02%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 14 21 5 14 8 10 10 0 82 0.02%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 15 15 6 13 12 8 11 1 81 0.02%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 13 15 5 12 4 7 9 1 66 0.01%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 11 13 8 8 8 3 4 1 56 0.01%
Valid Votes 67,519 65,613 54,372 64,522 58,365 61,642 64,254 15,642 451,929 100.00%
Rejected Votes 449 624 308 452 364 367 333 128 3,025
Total Polled 67,968 66,237 54,680 64,974 58,729 62,009 64,587 15,770 454,954
Registered Electors 87,510 86,311 74,601 85,686 77,705 80,334 86,711 578,858
Turnout 77.67% 76.74% 73.30% 75.83% 75.58% 77.19% 74.49% 78.60%
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
Akur-
essa
Deni-
yaya
Devi-
nuwara
Hak-
mana
Kambur
-upitiya
Matara Weli-
gama
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 30,816 30,270 26,177 33,113 28,834 24,353 29,814 10,560 213,937 65.31% 6
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
13,196 12,737 9,535 9,971 10,277 19,875 12,482 3,041 91,114 27.81% 2
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 3,075 1,960 3,086 2,212 2,257 3,624 2,812 1,439 20,465 6.25% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 86 40 51 17 142 57 62 23 478 0.15% 0
Independent 5 51 54 25 48 34 32 33 1 278 0.08% 0
Our National Front 39 51 21 48 50 19 30 3 261 0.08% 0
United Socialist Party 37 50 45 25 28 28 23 4 240 0.07% 0
National Development Front 17 32 30 33 25 21 18 4 180 0.05% 0
United Democratic Front 26 33 14 24 17 16 15 5 150 0.05% 0
Left Liberation Front 4 2 8 0 2 5 101 4 126 0.04% 0
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal 22 3 0 4 3 8 8 1 49 0.01% 0
Independent 4 3 16 4 8 4 2 3 2 42 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 2 13 5 4 6 5 2 0 37 0.01% 0
Independent 1 6 6 1 7 6 3 6 0 35 0.01% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 3 6 2 4 6 9 3 0 33 0.01% 0
Independent 3 6 6 1 5 4 2 5 1 30 0.01% 0
Liberal Party 7 5 6 4 1 5 1 1 30 0.01% 0
National People's Party 1 5 3 3 4 4 10 0 30 0.01% 0
Independent 2 5 7 2 2 4 1 3 1 25 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 2 2 1 1 10 3 4 0 23 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 3 2 2 2 4 2 1 3 19 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 47,407 45,300 39,019 45,535 41,718 48,074 45,436 15,093 327,582 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 2,170 2,718 1,473 2,572 1,906 1,299 1,812 339 14,289
Total Polled 49,577 48,018 40,492 48,107 43,624 49,373 47,248 15,432 341,871
Registered Electors 87,510 86,311 74,601 85,686 77,705 80,334 86,711 578,858
Turnout 56.65% 55.63% 54.28% 56.14% 56.14% 61.46% 54.49% 59.06%
Source:[22]

The following candidates were elected:[23] Sanath Jayasuriya (UPFA), 74,352 preference votes (pv); Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (UPFA-SLFP), 70,439 pv; Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (UPFA), 67,510 pv; Buddhika Pathirana (UNF), 62,499 pv; Mangala Samaraweera (UNF-SLFP(P)), 59,836 pv; Chandrasiri Gajadeera (UPFA-CPSL), 51,742 pv; Hemal Gunasekara (UPFA), 51,013 pv; and Wijaya Dahanayaka (UPFA), 44,463 pv.

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