Puttalam Electoral District

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Puttalam
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Puttalam
Province North Western
Polling divisions 5
Population 760,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 495,575[2] (2010)
Area 3,072 km2 (1,186 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 8
MPs Palitha Range Bandara, UNF
Arundika Fernando, UPFA
Milroy Fernando, UPFA
Piyankara Jayaratne, UPFA
Niroshan Perera, UNF
Neomal Perera, UPFA
Victor Anthony Perera, UPFA
Dayasritha Thissera, UPFA

Puttalam 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 Puttalam in the North Western province. The district currently elects 8 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 495,575 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 %
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
Junius Jayewardene UNP 20,789 30,142 23,324 24,089 28,801 1,732 128,877 59.12%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 19,757 17,553 16,299 8,448 17,293 656 80,006 36.70%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 2,370 1,525 1,016 706 1,318 66 7,001 3.21%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 182 243 119 290 171 35 1,040 0.48%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 48 109 23 592 31 14 817 0.37%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 72 45 37 46 33 6 239 0.11%
Valid Votes 43,218 49,617 40,818 34,171 47,647 2,509 217,980 100.00%
Rejected Votes 458 479 357 389 289 23 1,995
Total Polled 43,676 50,096 41,175 34,560 47,936 2,532 219,975
Registered Electors 54,207 61,128 49,638 45,817 56,885 267,675
Turnout 80.57% 81.95% 82.95% 75.43% 84.27% 82.18%
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 %
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 21,252 27,932 22,194 24,362 28,407 1,192 125,339 55.89%
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 18,875 23,485 18,585 12,613 20,234 1,031 94,823 42.28%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 662 748 851 815 941 76 4,093 1.83%
Valid Votes 40,789 52,165 41,630 37,790 49,582 2,299 224,255 100.00%
Rejected Votes 393 731 388 632 736 85 2,965
Total Polled 41,182 52,896 42,018 38,422 50,318 2,384 227,220
Registered Electors 67,553 70,574 57,526 57,106 66,244 319,003
Turnout 60.96% 74.95% 73.04% 67.28% 75.96% 71.23%
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
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
United National Party 29,291 30,573 22,957 22,541 31,912 2,035 139,309 62.62% 5
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 15,208 17,456 13,763 10,331 14,006 923 71,687 32.22% 2
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 450 699 1,276 3,661 120 47 6,253 2.81% 0
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
505 430 1,136 150 1,090 87 3,398 1.53% 0
United Lanka People's Party 329 333 176 147 128 24 1,137 0.51% 0
Independent 2 116 162 121 74 111 0 584 0.26% 0
Independent 1 24 32 11 22 17 1 107 0.05% 0
Valid Votes 45,923 49,685 39,440 36,926 47,384 3,117 222,475 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 2,799 2,832 2,236 2,552 2,712 74 13,205
Total Polled 48,722 52,517 41,676 39,478 50,096 3,191 235,680
Registered Electors 66,912 69,743 56,794 56,582 65,347 3,377 318,755
Turnout 72.82% 75.30% 73.38% 69.77% 76.66% 94.49% 73.94%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Michael Festus Wenseslous Perera (UNP), 76,390 preference votes (pv); Asoka Wadigamangawa (UNP), 56,696 pv; Harindra Jayanthi Corea (UNP), 32,899 pv; Silva Dedinuni Robert Jayaratne (SLFP), 32,567 pv; Harold Herath (UNP), 27,763 pv; Wendakoon Mudiyanselage Sujatha Kanthimathie Dharmawardana (UNP), 26,830 pv; and Milroy Fernando (SLFP), 18,375 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 122,830
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 89,355
Democratic United National Front 26,203
Nava Sama Samaja Party 3,425
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 3,017
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
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 32,697 31,999 26,286 26,645 29,944 3,034 150,605 53.65% 4
United National Party 25,367 29,076 21,120 23,166 26,925 2,017 127,671 45.48% 3
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 439 356 282 150 338 50 1,615 0.58% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 128 211 164 87 203 45 838 0.30% 0
Valid Votes 58,631 61,642 47,852 50,048 57,410 5,146 280,729 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 2,949 2,723 1,804 2,944 2,613 111 13,144
Total Polled 61,580 64,365 49,656 52,992 60,023 5,257 293,873
Registered Electors 80,010 83,057 64,449 73,757 78,919 380,192
Turnout 76.97% 77.49% 77.05% 71.85% 76.06% 77.30%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Festus Perera (UNP), 75,417 preference votes (pv); Kachchakaduge Godfrey Joseph Fernando (PA), 55,373 pv; Jayaratne Silva Dedimuni Robert (PA), 49,116 pv; Asoka Wadigamangawa (UNP), 47,003 pv; Milroy Fernando (PA), 43,366 pv; D. M. Dassanayake (PA), 39,793 pv; and Harold Herath (UNP), 37,538 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 %
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 35,977 35,415 27,856 29,040 33,874 3,633 165,795 62.65%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 17,821 22,240 16,721 15,542 21,004 1,883 95,211 35.98%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 475 382 180 531 228 0 1,796 0.68%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 191 130 70 118 102 14 625 0.24%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 176 133 81 75 134 18 617 0.23%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 122 121 86 122 121 19 591 0.22%
Valid Votes 54,762 58,421 44,994 45,428 55,463 5,567 264,635 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,045 936 576 1,043 994 95 4,689
Total Polled 55,807 59,357 45,570 46,471 56,457 5,662 269,324
Registered Electors 80,010 83,057 64,449 73,757 78,919 380,192
Turnout 69.75% 71.47% 70.71% 63.01% 71.54% 70.84%
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.) 160,722 56.97% 8
United National Party 105,876 37.53% 6
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 10,759 3.81% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 3,361 1.19% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 542 0.19% 0
Independent 2 270 0.10% 0
Liberal Party 202 0.07% 0
Independent 3 198 0.07% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 126 0.04% 0
Independent 1 72 0.03% 0
Valid Votes 282,128 100.00% 15
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors 398,055
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 %
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 30,542 31,998 26,152 20,842 30,149 2,042 141,725 51.47%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 22,733 26,708 19,079 26,894 24,449 1,752 121,615 44.17%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 2,216 1,813 1,285 701 1,583 278 7,876 2.86%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 176 187 66 203 108 1 741 0.27%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 131 116 111 71 166 19 614 0.22%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 195 100 69 155 80 0 599 0.22%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 154 137 63 144 89 2 589 0.21%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 58 90 96 182 48 7 481 0.17%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 49 90 68 106 100 32 445 0.16%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 87 58 48 66 48 1 308 0.11%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 38 37 24 38 27 0 164 0.06%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 15 28 16 18 17 0 94 0.03%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 22 21 15 12 17 1 88 0.03%
Valid Votes 56,416 61,383 47,092 49,432 56,881 4,135 275,339 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,199 1,309 846 1,202 1,076 146 5,778
Total Polled 57,615 62,692 47,938 50,634 57,957 4,281 281,117
Registered Electors 83,322 87,891 68,620 80,531 83,686 404,050
Turnout 69.15% 71.33% 69.86% 62.88% 69.26% 69.57%
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
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
30,909 30,124 25,646 20,044 29,146 2,878 138,747 48.40% 5
United National Party 21,233 28,110 20,078 21,579 25,218 2,348 118,566 41.36% 3
National Unity Alliance (SLMC) 222 833 1,308 9,811 33 110 12,317 4.30% 0
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 2,843 2,558 1,909 858 2,596 492 11,256 3.93% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 587 429 220 396 317 10 1,959 0.68% 0
Sinhala Heritage 166 557 339 140 618 95 1,915 0.67% 0
Citizen's Front 80 32 89 618 42 4 865 0.30% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 96 91 40 66 46 2 341 0.12% 0
Independent 2 56 30 32 66 39 1 224 0.08% 0
Peoples Freedom Front 32 28 17 17 19 1 114 0.04% 0
Independent 1 31 21 11 21 19 0 103 0.04% 0
Independent 3 18 15 10 26 13 4 86 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 10 12 7 16 15 0 60 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 10 12 6 27 3 0 58 0.02% 0
National Development Front 14 3 3 11 10 1 42 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 26 4 8 1 0 42 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 56,310 62,881 49,719 53,704 58,135 5,946 286,695 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 3,515 3,136 1,893 3,779 2,543 178 15,044
Total Polled 59,825 66,017 51,612 57,483 60,678 6,124 301,739
Registered Electors 85,002 89,650 70,028 82,077 85,717 412,474
Turnout 70.38% 73.64% 73.70% 70.04% 70.79% 73.15%
Source:[11]

The following candidates were elected:[12] Neomal Perera (UNP), 49,207 preference votes (pv); D. M. Dassanayake (PA), 45,700 pv; Festus Perera (UNP), 45,513 pv; Palitha Range Bandara (UNP), 40,296 pv; Milroy Fernando (PA), 39,943 pv; Dayasritha Thissera (PA), 38,885 pv; Piyankara Jayaratne (PA), 32,741 pv; and Ivon Sriyani Fernando (PA), 28,636 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
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
26,507 32,254 22,915 34,353 28,368 146,873 50.61% 4
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
25,709 27,821 22,323 17,163 25,738 120,981 41.69% 3
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,754 3,888 3,345 1,335 4,023 18,095 6.24% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 507 403 246 335 369 1,870 0.64% 0
Sinhala Heritage 90 419 363 95 532 1,545 0.53% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 49 47 23 62 230 0.08% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 30 47 33 29 197 0.07% 0
Democratic United National Front 35 25 18 17 109 0.04% 0
National Development Front 16 17 10 7 58 0.02% 0
Independent 1 15 7 12 11 55 0.02% 0
Independent 3 12 16 4 10 53 0.02% 0
Independent 2 11 10 6 16 49 0.02% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 6 25 1 7 44 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 5 5 7 30 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 5 2 3 7 20 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 57,753 64,986 49,307 53,454 59,196* 290,209 100.00% 7
Rejected Votes 3,030 3,142 1,848 4,017 2,471 14,638
Total Polled 60,783 68,128 51,155 57,471 61,667 304,847
Registered Electors 87,938 93,040 72,155 84,866 88,194 426,193
Turnout 69.12% 73.22% 70.90% 67.72% 69.92% 71.53%
Sources:[13][14]

The following candidates were elected:[15] Palitha Range Bandara (UNF), 69,167 preference votes (pv); Neomal Perera (UNF), 59,895 pv; D. M. Dassanayake (PA), 47,100 pv; Larine Perera (UNF), 46,043 pv; Sugath Tissera (UNF), 36,218 pv; Milroy Fernando (PA), 35,121 pv; and Dayasritha Thissera (PA), 32,457 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
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 33,715 31,124 25,270 20,069 29,042 3,564 142,784 49.28% 5
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
22,547 29,934 20,461 34,273 25,378 2,559 135,152 46.64% 3
Jathika Hela Urumaya 1,231 2,352 2,466 303 3,208 440 10,000 3.45% 0
National Development Front 98 205 179 147 151 5 785 0.27% 0
United Muslim People's Party 47 61 18 69 31 3 229 0.08% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 24 42 33 26 40 4 169 0.06% 0
United Socialist Party 31 26 22 37 16 0 132 0.05% 0
Independent 12 21 21 18 43 13 0 116 0.04% 0
United Lalith Front 18 19 16 13 24 2 92 0.03% 0
Swarajya 3 10 1 17 6 0 37 0.01% 0
Independent 2 6 6 7 4 6 1 30 0.01% 0
Independent 11 4 6 3 9 4 1 27 0.01% 0
Independent 6 11 3 3 4 5 0 26 0.01% 0
Independent 10 7 8 0 8 2 0 25 0.01% 0
Independent 1 4 4 4 6 5 0 23 0.01% 0
Independent 7 3 4 4 8 1 0 20 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 5 3 4 6 0 0 18 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1 3 3 3 7 0 17 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 0 7 2 4 2 0 15 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People\'s Party 3 2 3 2 2 0 12 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 2 3 1 1 3 1 11 0.00% 0
Independent 9 1 1 0 8 0 1 11 0.00% 0
Independent 8 4 1 1 3 1 0 10 0.00% 0
Independent 3 1 1 1 2 5 0 10 0.00% 0
Independent 4 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.00% 0
Independent 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 6 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 57,789 63,849 48,524 55,067 57,953 6,581 289,763 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 5,761 4,169 2,953 4,867 3,542 139 21,431
Total Polled 63,550 68,018 51,477 59,934 61,495 6,720 311,194
Registered Electors 92,596 98,394 76,097 90,004 92,966 450,057
Turnout 68.63% 69.13% 67.65% 66.59% 66.15% 69.15%
Source:[16]

The following candidates were elected:[17] D. M. Dassanayake (UPFA-SLFP), 55,775 preference votes (pv); P. Weerakumara Dissanayake (UPFA-JVP), 50,194 pv; Neomal Perera (UNF-UNP), 45,150 pv; Dayasritha Thissera (UPFA-SLFP), 41,190 pv; Palitha Range Bandara (UNF-UNP), 40,284 pv; Samansiri Herath (UPFA-JVP), 38,113 pv; Larine Perera (UNF-UNP), 36,846 pv; and Milroy Fernando (UPFA-SLFP), 36,545 pv.

D. M. Dassanayake (UPFA-SLFP) was murdered on 8 January 2008.[18] His replacement Piyankara Jayaratne (UPFA-SLFP) was sworn in on 5 February 2008.[19]

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
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 29,340 29,996 22,577 20,918 23,483 2,602 128,916 57.10% 9
United National Party 19,352 20,803 13,280 24,073 16,685 1,675 95,868 42.46% 7
National Development Front 59 100 86 113 88 4 450 0.20% 0
United Muslim People's Alliance 29 25 25 59 13 1 152 0.07% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 14 16 15 8 33 3 89 0.04% 0
Independent 6 17 21 9 17 15 0 79 0.03% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 6 13 11 2 11 5 48 0.02% 0
Independent 5 3 17 5 8 1 0 34 0.02% 0
Independent 1 5 7 10 5 1 0 28 0.01% 0
Independent 3 0 5 0 2 13 0 20 0.01% 0
Independent 4 4 5 1 6 2 0 18 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 4 4 1 3 5 0 17 0.01% 0
Independent 2 10 0 1 3 2 0 16 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 4 4 1 3 2 1 15 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 4 5 1 3 2 0 15 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 48,851 51,021 36,023 45,223 40,356 4,291 225,765 100.00% 16
Rejected Votes 2,533 2,148 1,283 2,009 1,563 64 9,600
Total Polled 51,384 53,169 37,306 47,232 41,919 4,355 235,365
Registered Electors 92,596 98,394 76,097 90,004 92,966 450,057
Turnout 55.49% 54.04% 49.02% 52.48% 45.09% 52.30%
Source:[20]

The following candidates were elected:[20] Ashoka Wadigamangawa (UNP), 40,792 preference votes (pv); Abeyrathna Mudiyanselage Indrani Dasanayake (UPFA), 32,508 pv; Antony Victor Perera Biyanwilage (UPFA), 30,525 pv; Kurugamage Sanath Nishantha Perera (UPFA), 26,283 pv; A. S. Sisira Kumara alias W.M.P.Hemantha Sisira Kumara (UNP), 24,478 pv; Anton Prabhath Sithara (UPFA), 23,720 pv; Appuhamilage Vincent (UPFA), 23,120 pv; Piyasiri Ramanayake (UPFA), 21,805 pv; Welikumburage Saman Pushpakumara (UPFA), 19,726 pv; Jude Sumal Thissera (UPFA), 19,653 pv; Arundika Fernando (UPFA), 17,997 pv; Abdeen Ehiya Seinool (UNP), 16,438 pv; Ayoob Khan Mohomed (UNP), 14,105 pv; Gunaherath Chandrasekara Sudath Chandrasekara (UNP), 12,436 pv; Mohomed Ibrahim Bisrool Hafi (UNP), 12,273 pv; and Shahul Hameed Mohomed Niyas (UNP), 12,198 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 %
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 30,358 37,372 26,367 40,060 32,191 2,916 169,264 50.71%
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 38,002 36,115 29,227 19,939 33,040 4,363 160,686 48.14%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 202 234 131 324 169 3 1,063 0.32%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 202 189 96 182 137 5 811 0.24%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 73 119 96 65 123 26 502 0.15%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 91 59 41 55 45 1 292 0.09%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 46 68 50 77 43 3 287 0.09%
Anura De Silva ULF 47 49 33 38 47 0 214 0.06%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 43 50 30 36 42 2 203 0.06%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 39 49 13 52 30 0 183 0.05%
Wije Dias SEP 24 44 48 42 17 0 175 0.05%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 9 22 13 15 13 0 72 0.02%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 3 8 5 6 9 0 31 0.01%
Valid Votes 69,139 74,378 56,150 60,891 65,906 7,319 333,783 100.00%
Rejected Votes 632 685 445 1,028 637 109 3,536
Total Polled 69,771 75,063 56,595 61,919 66,543 7,428 337,319
Registered Electors 96,744 102,987 79,631 95,350 95,892 470,604
Turnout 72.12% 72.89% 71.07% 64.94% 69.39% 71.68%
Source:[21]

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
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 39,996 39,789 29,367 26,753 32,186 3,286 171,377 67.48% 11
United National Party 9,236 15,647 12,315 22,667 16,092 842 76,799 30.24% 5
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,117 965 923 337 908 94 4,344 1.71% 0
United Socialist Party 51 77 49 146 58 1 382 0.15% 0
United National Alliance 32 62 45 77 48 3 267 0.11% 0
National Development Front 28 66 21 22 30 0 167 0.07% 0
Independent 12 15 27 10 15 66 1 134 0.05% 0
Socialist Equality Party 6 18 90 13 2 0 129 0.05% 0
Independent 6 3 2 9 5 29 0 48 0.02% 0
Independent 9 8 25 1 6 6 0 46 0.02% 0
Independent 1 4 12 0 4 10 0 30 0.01% 0
National People's Party 5 4 3 4 8 0 24 0.01% 0
Independent 11 3 7 3 8 3 0 24 0.01% 0
Independent 4 14 3 0 4 2 0 23 0.01% 0
Independent 2 4 6 5 4 2 0 21 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 6 7 2 3 2 0 20 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 4 1 0 12 0 19 0.01% 0
Independent 3 10 2 1 3 3 0 19 0.01% 0
Independent 5 1 2 4 4 6 2 19 0.01% 0
Independent 10 0 3 1 13 1 1 19 0.01% 0
Independent 7 4 2 2 7 3 0 18 0.01% 0
Independent 8 4 5 0 6 2 0 17 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 1 2 0 0 2 2 7 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 2 1 2 0 0 7 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 50,552 56,739 42,853 50,103 49,481 4,232 253,960 100.00% 16
Rejected Votes 5,830 4,074 2,338 4,449 3,259 104 20,054
Total Polled 56,382 60,813 45,191 54,552 52,740 4,336 274,014
Registered Electors 100,470 107,331 82,284 100,637 99,130 489,852
Turnout 56.12% 56.66% 54.92% 54.21% 53.20% 55.94%
Source:[22]

The following candidates were elected:[23] Arundika Fernando (UPFA), 45,837 preference votes (pv); Antony Victor Perera Biyanwilage (UPFA), 42,944 pv; Abeyrathna Mudiyanselage Indrani Dasanayake (UPFA), 33,487 pv; Ashoka Wadigamangawa (UPFA), 32,277 pv; Piyasiri Ramanayake (UPFA), 30,637 pv; Kurugamage Sanath Nishantha Perera (UPFA), 29,416 pv; Jude Sumal Thissera (UPFA), 26,739 pv; Janaka Soysa (UPFA), 24,153 pv; K. R. M. Sandya Kumara Rajapaksha (UPFA), 18,812 pv; A. S. Sisira Kumara alias W.M.P.Hemantha Sisira Kumara (UNP), 17,876 pv; Malraj Pieris (UPFA), 17,756 pv; Naina Thamby Marikkar Mohammadu Thahir (UPFA), 14,733 pv; Gunaherath Chandrasekara Sudath Chandrasekara (UNP), 14,117 pv; Mihindukulasooriya Kingslylal Fernando (UNP), 14,085 pv; Appuhamy Makawita Arachchige Don Hector (UNP), 13,435 pv; and Abdeen Ehiya Seinool (UNP), 12,724 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 %
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 49,895 45,617 34,799 25,751 40,931 4,988 201,981 58.70%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 19,622 29,541 21,612 36,971 26,023 2,464 136,233 39.59%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 354 328 143 412 174 4 1,415 0.41%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 264 154 88 141 119 1 767 0.22%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 209 144 86 125 101 5 670 0.19%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 84 124 65 219 93 2 587 0.17%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 91 96 55 73 63 2 380 0.11%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 88 66 36 39 54 2 285 0.08%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 45 63 38 86 30 1 263 0.08%
Lal Perera ONF 49 50 31 68 48 0 246 0.07%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 36 49 30 88 41 0 244 0.07%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 40 53 22 78 34 1 228 0.07%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 28 25 30 43 25 2 153 0.04%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 27 32 12 46 12 3 132 0.04%
Wije Dias SEP 9 30 26 29 7 1 102 0.03%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 14 26 8 25 14 0 87 0.03%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 9 21 9 17 10 1 67 0.02%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 11 12 12 20 10 0 65 0.02%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 8 14 2 16 21 1 62 0.02%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 8 11 6 19 8 0 52 0.02%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 8 10 5 23 4 0 50 0.01%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 7 4 9 13 11 0 44 0.01%
Valid Votes 70,906 76,470 57,124 64,302 67,833 7,478 344,113 100.00%
Rejected Votes 508 558 355 941 471 53 2,886
Total Polled 71,414 77,028 57,479 65,243 68,304 7,531 346,999
Registered Electors 101,696 108,244 83,218 102,643 99,774 495,575
Turnout 70.22% 71.16% 69.07% 63.56% 68.46% 70.02%
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
Anama
-duwa
Chilaw Nattan
-diya
Putta
-lam
Wennap
-puwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 38,413 38,073 27,518 28,191 30,075 5,499 167,769 64.83% 6
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
11,109 17,555 12,864 20,961 17,105 1,558 81,152 31.36% 2
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 1,269 1,759 2,246 654 2,457 407 8,792 3.40% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 103 62 62 20 15 4 266 0.10% 0
Independent 1 6 3 58 40 47 2 156 0.06% 0
United Lanka People's Party 25 16 28 13 28 1 111 0.04% 0
United National Alternative Front 13 13 9 20 9 4 68 0.03% 0
Independent 5 7 12 14 8 9 0 50 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 8 4 12 7 9 1 41 0.02% 0
Independent 12 7 11 3 9 9 0 39 0.02% 0
Independent 9 14 11 5 1 3 1 35 0.01% 0
Left Liberation Front 3 5 9 7 9 0 33 0.01% 0
Independent 8 8 9 4 7 3 1 32 0.01% 0
Independent 6 5 13 1 5 5 1 30 0.01% 0
Independent 4 5 6 2 4 12 0 29 0.01% 0
Independent 7 2 8 5 6 2 2 25 0.01% 0
Independent 2 4 9 5 1 3 1 23 0.01% 0
New Sinhala Heritage 2 6 2 3 6 0 19 0.01% 0
Independent 3 13 2 0 3 0 0 18 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 5 2 2 6 1 0 16 0.01% 0
Independent 10 5 3 5 1 2 0 16 0.01% 0
Independent 11 3 3 2 4 2 1 15 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 4 5 2 0 2 1 14 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 2 2 5 1 2 14 0.01% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 5 3 0 1 2 2 13 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 1 0 4 3 1 0 9 0.00% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 2 1 0 1 3 0 7 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 51,043 57,596 42,864 49,981 49,820 7,488 258,792 100.00% 8
Rejected Votes 5,232 4,288 3,159 4,918 3,675 290 21,562
Total Polled 56,275 61,884 46,023 54,899 53,495 7,778 280,354
Registered Electors 101,696 108,244 83,218 102,643 99,774 495,575
Turnout 55.34% 57.17% 55.30% 53.49% 53.62% 56.57%
Source:[24]

The following candidates were elected:[25] Piyankara Jayaratne (UPFA-SLFP), 56,098 preference votes (pv); Arundika Fernando (UPFA), 55,889 pv; Dayasritha Thissera (UPFA-SLFP), 38,704 pv; Palitha Range Bandara (UNF-UNP), 36,861 pv; Victor Anthony Perera (UPFA), 35,259 pv; Neomal Perera (UPFA), 32,781 pv; Milroy Fernando (UPFA-SLFP), 31,509 pv; and Niroshan Perera (UNF), 28,077 pv.

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