Nuwara Eliya Electoral District

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Nuwara Eliya
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Nuwara Eliya
Province Central
Polling divisions 4
Population 749,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 457,137[2] (2010)
Area 1,741 km2 (672 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 7
MPs Palani Digambaran, NUW
Navin Dissanayake, UPFA
Sri Ranga Jeyaratnam, CF
Velusami Radhakrishnan, UCPF
Perumal Rajadurai, UNP
C. B. Rathnayake, UPFA
Arumugan Thondaman, UPFA

Nuwara Eliya 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 Nuwara Eliya in the Central province. The district currently elects 7 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 457,137 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 %
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
Junius Jayewardene UNP 20,672 18,684 49,414 18,957 1,290 109,017 63.10%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 12,414 12,036 18,543 13,391 709 57,093 33.05%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 983 616 1,892 1,023 55 4,569 2.64%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 202 146 632 208 13 1,201 0.70%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 50 51 380 74 3 558 0.32%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 77 32 145 70 7 331 0.19%
Valid Votes 34,398 31,565 71,006 33,723 2,077 172,769 100.00%
Rejected Votes 368 320 950 397 13 2,048
Total Polled 34,766 31,885 71,956 34,120 2,090 174,817
Registered Electors 39,853 37,124 86,487 38,414 201,878
Turnout 87.24% 85.89% 83.20% 88.82% 86.60%
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 %
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 22,748 17,822 52,653 18,099 813 112,135 62.15%
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 14,011 13,549 22,209 14,519 619 64,907 35.98%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 370 272 2,290 404 35 3,371 1.87%
Valid Votes 37,129 31,643 77,152 33,022 1,467 180,413 100.00%
Rejected Votes 576 401 1,771 530 42 3,320
Total Polled 37,705 32,044 78,923 33,552 1,509 183,733
Registered Electors 44,596 39,194 101,765 44,214 229,769
Turnout 84.55% 81.76% 77.55% 75.89% 79.96%
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
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
United National Party /
Ceylon Workers' Congress
24,140 18,712 44,252 20,699 2,050 109,853 63.34% 4
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 9,890 9,175 15,928 11,236 899 47,128 27.18% 2
Democratic People's Liberation Front (PLOTE) 101 710 8,718 961 19 10,509 6.06% 0
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
262 260 3,488 155 49 4,214 2.43% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 49 492 1,078 97 4 1,720 0.99% 0
Valid Votes 34,442 29,349 73,464 33,148 3,021 173,424 100.00% 6
Rejected Votes 2,457 2,439 5,937 2,687 80 13,600
Total Polled 36,899 31,788 79,401 35,835 3,101 187,024
Registered Electors 43,844 38,688 100,139 43,624 3,224 229,519
Turnout 84.16% 82.17% 79.29% 82.15% 96.18% 81.49%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Gamini Dissanayake (UNP), 73,790 preference votes (pv); Dilshard Rohan Tissa Abhayagunasekera (UNP), 35,375 pv; Renuka Herath (UNP), 31,271 pv; Wijesundara Bandara Ranatunga (UNP), 29,067 pv; Ananda Dassanayake Dasanayake Mudiyanselage (SLFP), 23,418 pv; and S. B. Dissanayake (SLFP), 18,986 pv.

1993 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 150,936 10
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 47,823 3
Democratic United National Front 29,183 2
National Union of Workers 7,749
Nava Sama Samaja Party 1,376
Valid Votes 15
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
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
United National Party /
Ceylon Workers' Congress
24,783 26,542 94,893 26,534 2,726 175,478 58.12% 5
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 17,904 16,112 39,476 21,453 2,713 97,658 32.35% 2
Independent (UCPF) 68 1,610 24,248 1,189 259 27,374 9.07% 1
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 130 194 453 107 44 928 0.31% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 56 90 221 80 33 480 0.16% 0
Valid Votes 42,941 44,548 159,291 49,363 5,775 301,918 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 2,526 2,607 13,368 2,997 94 21,592
Total Polled 45,467 47,155 172,659 52,360 5,869 323,510
Registered Electors 54,001 56,977 212,690 63,000 386,668
Turnout 84.20% 82.76% 81.18% 83.11% 83.67%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Muthu Sivalingam (CWC), 85,490 preference votes (pv); Suppaiah Sathasivam (CWC), 83,368 pv; Arumugam Thondaman (CWC), 75,297 pv; Renuka Herath (UNP), 49,473 pv; Abhayagunasekara Dilshard Rohan Tissa (UNP), 40,513 pv; S. B. Dissanayake (PA), 38,372 pv, C. B. Rathnayake (PA), 38,092 pv; and Periyasamy Chandrasekaran (Ind), 23,453 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 %
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 22,917 22,034 94,262 26,020 3,696 168,929 57.14%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 19,609 19,708 53,949 20,955 2,707 116,928 39.55%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 350 555 4,897 509 3 6,314 2.14%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 162 137 775 226 32 1,332 0.45%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 153 140 590 190 10 1,083 0.37%
G.A. Nihal SLPF 96 142 618 178 10 1,044 0.35%
Valid Votes 43,287 42,716 155,091 48,078 6,458 295,630 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,202 1,651 7,412 1,480 95 11,840
Total Polled 44,489 44,367 162,503 49,558 6,553 307,470
Registered Electors 54,001 56,977 212,690 63,000 386,668
Turnout 82.39% 77.87% 76.40% 78.66% 79.52%
Source:[8]

1999 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 3rd Central provincial council election held on 6 April 1999 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 88,020 32.41%
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 79,264 29.18%
National Union of Workers (CWC, DWC) 69,441 25.57%
Up-Country People's Front 22,896 8.43%
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,909 1.81%
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 3,541 1.30%
Independent 2 2,031 0.75%
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 811 0.30%
Independent 1 462 0.17%
Independent 3 238 0.09%
Valid Votes 271,613 100.00%
Rejected Votes 30,853
Total Polled 302,466
Registered Electors 391,585
Turnout 77.24%
Sources:[9][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 %
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 18,426 20,984 87,653 23,685 2,088 152,836 48.68%
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 29,000 22,068 70,497 23,312 2,333 147,210 46.88%
M.D.N. Gunathilaka JVP 1,572 826 1,897 1,299 285 5,879 1.87%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 158 211 1,128 198 3 1,698 0.54%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 143 164 1,074 186 0 1,567 0.50%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 140 133 672 168 3 1,116 0.36%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 131 136 591 142 21 1,021 0.33%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 51 67 489 158 47 812 0.26%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 71 76 326 80 2 555 0.18%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 68 71 322 67 3 531 0.17%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 54 52 244 63 0 413 0.13%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 21 22 102 30 1 176 0.06%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 28 13 102 33 0 176 0.06%
Valid Votes 49,863 44,823 165,097 49,421 4,786 313,990 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,461 1,193 4,885 1,366 92 8,997
Total Polled 51,324 46,016 169,982 50,787 4,878 322,987
Registered Electors 58,213 59,333 216,038 64,127 397,711
Turnout 88.17% 77.56% 78.68% 79.20% 81.21%
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
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
People's Alliance
(SLFP, CWC et al.)
32,859 21,623 75,788 24,390 3,358 158,018 52.53% 4
United National Party /
Up-Country People's Front
10,470 20,283 71,854 21,144 2,735 126,486 42.05% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,386 950 2,311 1,290 362 6,299 2.09% 0
National Union of Workers 42 63 4,506 55 5 4,671 1.55% 0
Citizen's Front 72 123 2,049 161 40 2,445 0.81% 0
Sinhala Heritage 104 96 823 84 54 1,161 0.39% 0
Left & Democratic Alliance 4 9 162 107 12 294 0.10% 0
Liberal Party 15 32 210 33 4 294 0.10% 0
Democratic United National Front 24 35 129 35 1 224 0.07% 0
Independent 9 10 15 96 21 0 142 0.05% 0
Independent 4 4 3 96 6 1 110 0.04% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 12 10 67 8 11 108 0.04% 0
Independent 3 10 7 42 34 0 93 0.03% 0
National Development Front 22 6 27 11 0 66 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 5 11 45 5 0 66 0.02% 0
Independent 1 2 6 34 16 0 58 0.02% 0
Independent 7 10 3 37 7 0 57 0.02% 0
Independent 8 7 6 26 11 0 50 0.02% 0
Independent 5 4 5 27 8 0 44 0.01% 0
Independent 6 1 3 29 7 0 40 0.01% 0
People's Freedom Front 2 1 26 4 0 33 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 1 14 7 0 25 0.01% 0
Independent 2 0 3 11 8 0 22 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 45,068 43,294 158,409 47,452 6,583 300,806 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 4,180 4,924 19,785 6,114 146 35,149
Total Polled 49,248 48,218 178,194 53,566 6,729 335,955
Registered Electors 58,854 60,202 220,934 65,424 405,414
Turnout 83.68% 80.09% 80.65% 81.88% 82.87%
Source:[12]

The following candidates were elected:[13] S. B. Dissanayake (PA), 78,903 preference votes (pv); Arumugan Thondaman (PA-CWC), 61,779 pv; Muthu Sivalingam (PA-CWC), 55,673 pv; Navin Dissanayake (UNP), 55,587 pv; K. Jagatheesan (PA-CWC), 50,735 pv; Periyasamy Chandrasekaran (UCPF), 54,681 pv; and Suppaiah Sathasivam (UNP), 47,472 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
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF, UCPF)
25,631 29,549 130,633 26,431 215,157 68.28% 5
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
13,618 14,421 28,734 18,582 77,733 24.67% 2
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 2,502 1,508 4,227 2,184 11,080 3.52% 0
National Democratic Party 28 310 6,206 46 6,600 2.09% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 242 243 848 342 1,687 0.54% 0
United Socialist Party 125 153 825 154 1,262 0.40% 0
Sinhala Heritage 60 66 423 62 642 0.20% 0
Democratic Left Front 23 22 122 199 373 0.12% 0
Independent 6 23 17 98 39 179 0.06% 0
National Development Front 23 23 60 10 117 0.04% 0
Independent 1 17 11 13 19 61 0.02% 0
Independent 5 13 3 21 8 45 0.01% 0
Peoples Freedom Front 3 25 8 37 0.01% 0
Independent 4 2 2 26 6 36 0.01% 0
Independent 3 4 2 18 5 29 0.01% 0
Independent 2 3 4 10 8 26 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 2 2 8 12 24 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 1 8 0 11 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 42,321 46,337 172,305 48,115 315,099 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 5,211 3,638 14,103 5,335 28,373
Total Polled 47,532 49,975 186,408 53,450 343,472
Registered Electors 60,044 62,131 228,317 66,671 417,163
Turnout 79.16% 80.43% 81.64% 80.17% 82.34%
Sources:[14][15]

The following candidates were elected:[16] Arumugam Thondaman (UNF-CWC), 121,542 preference votes (pv); Periyasamy Chandrasekaran (UNF-UCPF), 121,421 pv; Muthu Sivalingam (UNF-CWC), 107,338 pv; Navin Dissanayake (UNF), 74,894 pv; Kaladugoda Kankanamge Piyadasa (UNF), 54,206 pv; C. B. Rathnayake (PA), 49,673 pv; and Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Shantha Kumara Dassanayake (PA), 35,504 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
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
25,313 25,390 100,350 22,768 3,150 176,971 54.02% 4
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 16,962 15,964 25,989 20,607 3,423 82,945 25.32% 2
Up-Country People's Front 574 4,182 41,563 3,170 239 49,728 15.18% 1
Ceylon Democratic Unity Alliance 88 1,563 7,331 1,697 57 10,736 3.28% 0
Jathika Hela Urumaya 630 593 2,617 395 219 4,454 1.36% 0
United Socialist Party 73 144 1,019 188 2 1,426 0.44% 0
National Development Front 77 27 372 51 5 532 0.16% 0
Liberal Party 4 25 58 99 2 188 0.06% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 16 11 113 42 5 187 0.06% 0
Independent 4 15 13 54 13 0 95 0.03% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 1 72 3 0 79 0.02% 0
Independent 3 11 9 36 16 0 72 0.02% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 9 8 23 11 2 53 0.02% 0
Independent 1 9 5 19 11 1 45 0.01% 0
Independent 2 1 3 27 6 1 38 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 4 3 11 7 1 26 0.01% 0
Swarajya 6 1 12 4 0 23 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 6 3 0 11 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 43,797 47,942 179,672 49,091 7,107 327,609 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 3,732 2,896 13,594 4,028 163 24,413
Total Polled 47,529 50,838 193,266 53,119 7,270 352,022
Registered Electors 61,868 65,044 239,511 69,813 436,236
Turnout 76.82% 78.16% 80.69% 76.09% 80.70%
Source:[17]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Arumugam Thondaman (UNF-CWC), 99,783 preference votes (pv); Muthu Sivalingam (UNF-CWC), 85,708 pv; S. Jegadhiswaran (UNF-CWC), 81,386 pv; S. B. Dissanayake (UNF-UNP), 71,723 pv; C. B. Rathnayake (UPFA-SLFP), 55,284 pv; N. D. N. P. Jayasinghe (UPFA-JVP), 44,229 pv; and Periyasamy Chandrasekaran (UCPF), 42,582 pv.

S. B. Dissanayake (UNF-UNP) vacated his seat on 7 December 2004 after being jailed by the Sri Lankan Supreme Court for contempt of court.[19] His replacement Renuka Herath (UNF-UNP) was sworn in on 30 January 2006.[20]

Periyasamy Chandrasekaran (UCPF) died on 1 January 2010.[21] His replacement Santhanam Arulsamy (UCPF) was sworn in on 5 February 2010.[22]

2004 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 4th Central provincial council election held on 10 July 2004 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
United National Party 19,062 17,145 83,450 17,571 1,344 138,572 50.88% 8
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 17,486 15,653 32,049 21,938 2,066 89,192 32.75% 6
Up-Country People's Front 482 4,909 29,365 2,147 36 36,939 13.56% 2
United Socialist Party 252 410 2,860 369 5 3,896 1.43% 0
Independent 2 56 20 811 1,032 16 1,935 0.71% 0
Liberal Party 6 124 546 179 5 860 0.32% 0
National Development Front 102 39 285 94 1 521 0.19% 0
Independent 3 29 18 78 20 1 146 0.05% 0
National Democratic Party 8 13 75 13 0 109 0.04% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 6 8 48 9 5 76 0.03% 0
Independent 1 4 2 27 14 3 50 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 10 3 12 5 1 31 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 37,503 38,344 149,606 43,391 3,483 272,327 100.00% 16
Rejected Votes 3,077 2,935 13,449 3,774 140 23,375
Total Polled 40,580 41,279 163,055 47,165 3,623 295,702
Registered Electors 61,868 65,054 239,513 69,813 436,248
Turnout 65.59% 63.45% 68.08% 67.56% 67.78%
Source:[23]

The following candidates were elected:[23] Velusami Radhakrishnan (UNP), 44,525 preference votes (pv); S. B. Dissanayake (UNP), 33,869 pv; Kandasamy Ponniyah Govindaraja (UNP), 31,501 pv; Muttusamy Nadaraja Pille (UNP), 28,008 pv; R.M.S.B. Rathnayaka (UPFA), 27,997 pv; Sikkan Mukan Vellayan (UNP), 23,252 pv; Sivaraja Anushshaya (UNP), 22,073 pv; Sadayan Balachandran (UNP), 21,713 pv; Renuka Herath (UNP), 21,485 pv; S. Arulsami (UCPF), 18,964 pv; S.P. Thigambaram (UCPF), 18,387 pv; Jayarathna Dissanayake (UPFA), 17,894 pv; Opanayake Nimal Piyatissa (UPFA), 17,111 pv; Aquelas De Silva Arachchige (UPFA), 16,683 pv; A. Waggama Gamaralalage Ranasinghe (UPFA), 16,262 pv; and Hewagamage Don Chinthaka Saminda Kularathna (UPFA), 12,443 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 %
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 27,061 33,073 156,343 30,852 3,099 250,428 70.37%
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 20,725 17,645 33,453 23,688 4,039 99,550 27.97%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 277 378 1,631 333 3 2,622 0.74%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 285 204 689 285 2 1,465 0.41%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 58 51 182 74 11 376 0.11%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 57 35 115 78 2 287 0.08%
Anura De Silva ULF 33 27 125 30 0 215 0.06%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 46 27 79 50 0 202 0.06%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 58 29 67 45 0 199 0.06%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 40 16 73 35 0 164 0.05%
Wije Dias SEP 18 23 90 15 0 146 0.04%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 18 24 74 21 0 137 0.04%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 15 16 40 13 0 84 0.02%
Valid Votes 48,691 51,548 192,961 55,519 7,156 355,875 100.00%
Rejected Votes 843 576 2,841 1,003 147 5,410
Total Polled 49,534 52,124 195,802 56,522 7,303 361,285
Registered Electors 63,421 65,998 246,062 71,744 447,225
Turnout 78.10% 78.98% 79.57% 78.78% 80.78%
Source:[24]

2009 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, CWC et al.) 24,639 24,789 69,323 23,972 3,695 146,418 51.77% 9
United National Party 13,740 17,933 79,153 16,260 1,203 128,289 45.36% 7
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 374 656 1,453 457 99 3,039 1.07% 0
Independent 10 21 333 1,640 15 34 2,043 0.72% 0
United Socialist Party 28 84 500 73 3 688 0.24% 0
National Development Front 47 29 458 47 5 586 0.21% 0
Independent 4 2 12 173 231 13 431 0.15% 0
Ruhunu People's Party 10 68 228 97 1 404 0.14% 0
United Lanka People's Party 26 29 143 42 1 241 0.09% 0
Left Front (NSSP et al.) 4 4 21 87 2 118 0.04% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 3 10 89 3 3 108 0.04% 0
Socialist Equality Party 1 5 82 7 3 98 0.03% 0
Independent 9 10 8 38 8 0 64 0.02% 0
Independent 5 3 5 29 7 0 44 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Council 10 2 24 6 1 43 0.02% 0
Independent 6 4 3 21 5 0 33 0.01% 0
Independent 1 6 5 15 3 1 30 0.01% 0
Independent 8 7 3 11 7 0 28 0.01% 0
Independent 7 3 2 17 5 0 27 0.01% 0
Independent 3 4 1 13 4 0 22 0.01% 0
Independent 2 0 1 15 3 0 19 0.01% 0
National People's Party 1 3 13 1 0 18 0.01% 0
Liberal Party 3 2 9 3 0 17 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 1 2 5 3 0 11 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 38,947 43,989 153,473 41,346 5,064 282,819 100.00% 16
Rejected Votes 3,898 3,462 15,099 4,289 99 26,847
Total Polled 42,845 47,451 168,572 45,635 5,163 309,666
Registered Electors 65,209 68,967 245,527 72,692 452,395
Turnout 65.70% 68.80% 68.66% 62.78% 68.45%
Source:[25]

The following candidates were elected:[26] Palani Digambaran (UNP), 45,229 preference votes (pv); S. B. Dissanayake (UPFA), 39,005 pv; Palani Adawan Prakash Ganeshan (UNP), 38,362 pv; Palani Elilan Mailwagam Udayakumar (UNP), 32,409 pv; R.M.S.B. Rathnayaka (UPFA), 30,114 pv; S. Kumara Dasanayake (UPFA), 30,006 pv; Rameshwaran Maruthapandi (UPFA), 21,544 pv; Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Jayalath Bandara (UNP), 21,350 pv; Kaladhugoda Kankanamge Piyadasa (UNP), 20,902 pv; Suppaiah Sathasivam (UNP), 20,462 pv; Opanayake Nimal Piyatissa (UPFA), 19,961 pv; Ramasami Muththaiah (UPFA), 18,990 pv; Jayarathna Dissanayake (UPFA), 18,897 pv; Velusami Radhakrishnan (UPFA), 18,513 pv; Wimali Karunarathne (UPFA), 17,982 pv; and Sri Kanapathi Kanagaraja (UNP), 15,547 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 %
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
Sarath Fonseka NDF 16,470 26,727 112,866 21,474 3,067 180,604 52.14%
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 29,164 24,120 62,604 29,618 6,098 151,604 43.77%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 518 531 2,693 381 11 4,134 1.19%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 165 210 1,158 196 0 1,729 0.50%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 312 190 747 315 4 1,568 0.45%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 127 107 529 169 0 932 0.27%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 69 68 447 105 9 698 0.20%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 112 94 340 135 6 687 0.20%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 74 80 441 61 1 657 0.19%
Lal Perera ONF 53 91 404 84 1 633 0.18%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 57 73 320 69 3 522 0.15%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 53 44 279 76 0 452 0.13%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 46 28 204 58 3 339 0.10%
Wije Dias SEP 21 30 219 40 0 310 0.09%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 31 35 199 29 0 294 0.08%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 70 35 113 48 2 268 0.08%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 23 35 108 26 0 192 0.06%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 27 17 99 35 3 181 0.05%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 22 24 114 18 0 178 0.05%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 17 16 109 26 2 170 0.05%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 26 7 73 17 3 126 0.04%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 19 8 62 14 1 104 0.03%
Valid Votes 47,476 52,570 184,128 52,994 9,214 346,382 100.00%
Rejected Votes 748 1,057 3,693 875 89 6,462
Total Polled 48,224 53,627 187,821 53,869 9,303 352,844
Registered Electors 65,969 70,730 247,069 73,369 457,137
Turnout 73.10% 75.82% 76.02% 73.42% 77.19%
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
Haguran
-keta
Kot-
male
Nuwara
Eliya
Maske
-liya
Wala-
pane
United People's Freedom Alliance (CWC, SLFP et al.) 18,866 24,790 72,766 26,017 6,672 149,111 56.01% 5
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
10,362 13,553 59,339 11,551 2,080 96,885 36.39% 2
Up-Country People's Front 236 1,120 10,912 881 40 13,189 4.95% 0
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 993 700 1,389 508 394 3,984 1.50% 0
Independent 1 16 48 1,068 133 15 1,280 0.48% 0
United Socialist Party 21 28 230 24 0 303 0.11% 0
Independent 5 6 8 102 106 13 235 0.09% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 166 1 13 28 17 225 0.08% 0
United National Alternative Front 20 24 81 25 7 157 0.06% 0
Independent 14 15 12 65 25 0 117 0.04% 0
National Development Front 16 11 69 18 3 117 0.04% 0
United Democratic Front 7 8 37 9 2 63 0.02% 0
Independent 10 6 13 35 6 2 62 0.02% 0
Independent 9 6 3 38 3 1 51 0.02% 0
Independent 11 15 13 13 7 0 48 0.02% 0
Independent 13 8 6 22 8 1 45 0.02% 0
Socialist Equality Party 1 3 38 2 1 45 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Council 6 3 20 12 0 41 0.02% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 1 10 24 3 1 39 0.01% 0
Independent 6 3 9 16 6 1 35 0.01% 0
Independent 3 15 2 8 4 4 33 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 5 6 14 7 0 32 0.01% 0
Independent 2 3 1 11 13 1 29 0.01% 0
Left Liberation Front 2 4 12 5 0 23 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 5 1 9 3 2 20 0.01% 0
Independent 4 3 0 9 4 1 17 0.01% 0
Independent 7 3 1 8 5 0 17 0.01% 0
Independent 12 4 3 6 1 0 14 0.01% 0
Independent 8 2 2 7 1 0 12 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 30,813 40,384 146,362 39,416 9,259 266,234 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 5,146 5,327 19,969 6,424 370 37,236
Total Polled 35,959 45,711 166,331 45,840 9,629 303,470
Registered Electors 65,969 70,730 247,069 73,369 457,137
Turnout 54.51% 64.63% 67.32% 62.48% 66.38%
Source:[27]

The following candidates were elected:[28] Arumugam Thondaman (UPFA-CWC), 60,997 preference votes (pv); Velusami Radhakrishnan (UPFA-CWC), 54,083 pv; Perumal Rajadore (UPFA-CWC), 49,228 pv; Navin Dissanayake (UPFA), 43,514 pv; C. B. Rathnayake (UPFA-SLFP), 41,345 pv; Palani Digambaran (UNF-NUW), 39,490 pv; and Sri Ranga Jeyaratnam (UNF-CF), 33,948 pv.

The National Union of Workers left the United National Front alliance on 22 April 2010 after a dispute over National List seats.[29] Palani Digambaran (UNF-NUW), their sole MP, is to function as an independent MP.[30]

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