People's Alliance (Sri Lanka)

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People's Alliance

පොදු ජන එක්සත් පෙරමුණ
பொது ஜன முன்னணி
Succeeded byUnited People's Freedom Alliance
Headquarters301, 3rd Floor, T. B. Jaya Mawatha, Colombo 10
Election symbol

The People's Alliance (PA) was a front of political parties in Sri Lanka, formed in 1994.

It consisted of the following parties:

The PA was successful in the general elections held in 1994 and 2000, as well as the presidential elections of 1994 and 1999. However, it was defeated in the general election in 2001. After the creation of United People's Freedom Alliance in 2004, PA Merged into UPFA. CPSL and LSSP has threatened to revive PA as a separate front, not that has not occurred so far.

The General Secretary of the PA was D. M. Jayaratne.

Electoral history[edit]

Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections
Election year Votes Vote % Seats won +/– Government
1994 3,887,823 48.94%
105 / 225
Increase 105 Government
2000 3,900,901 45.11%
107 / 225
Increase 2 Government
2001 3,330,815 37.19%
77 / 225
Decrease 30 Opposition

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections
Election year Candidate Votes Vote % Result
1994 Chandrika Kumaratunga 4,709,205 62.28% Won
1999 Chandrika Kumaratunga 4,312,157 51.12% Won