Trincomalee Electoral District

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Trincomalee Electoral District
திருகோணமலை தேர்தல் மாவட்டம்
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Trincomalee
Province Eastern
Polling divisions 3
Population 368,000[1] (2009)
Electorate 246,890[2] (2010)
Area 2,727 km2 (1,053 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 4
MPs M. K. D. S. Gunawardena, UPFA
Susantha Punchinilame, UPFA
R. Sampanthan, TNA
M. S. Thowfeek, UPFA

Trincomalee Electoral District (Tamil: திருகோணமலை தேர்தல் மாவட்டம் Tirukōṇamalai Tērtal Māvaṭṭam) 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 Trincomalee in the Eastern province. The district currently elects 4 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 246,890 registered electors in 2010.[2]

Election results[edit]

1982 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 1st presidential election held on 20 October 1982 for the district:[4]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  J. R. Jayewardene UNP 14,529 15,823 14,503 667 45,522 48.64%
  Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 12,900 13,097 5,424 279 31,700 33.87%
  Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 2,760 1,708 5,366 234 10,068 10.76%
  Rohana Wijeweera JVP 509 3,536 1,305 45 5,395 5.76%
  Colvin de Silva LSSP 228 211 174 22 635 0.68%
  Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 83 80 100 13 276 0.29%
Valid Votes 31,009 34,455 26,872 1,260 93,596 100.00%
Rejected Votes 536 440 777 42 1,795
Total Polled 31,545 34,895 27,649 1,302 95,391
Registered Electors 40,422 43,980 49,244 133,646
Turnout (%) 78.04% 79.34% 56.15% 71.38%

1988 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 1st North Eastern provincial council election held on 19 November 1988:[5]

Party Votes per Polling Division Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front 12,311 4,840 25,379 42,530 54.50% 5
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 24,006 3,764 7,732 35,502 45.50% 5
Valid Votes 36,317 8,604 33,111 78,032 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 810 295 1,272 2,377
Total Polled 37,127 8,899 34,383 80,409
Registered Electors 48,570 47,693 56,026 152,289
Turnout (%) 76.44% 18.66% 61.37% 52.80%

1988 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 2nd presidential election held on 19 December 1988:[6]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 16,283 12,319 8,112 127 36,841 45.70%
  Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 11,087 12,733 5,767 92 29,679 36.81%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLPP 4,909 789 8,378 27 14,103 17.49%
Valid Votes 32,276 25,841 22,257 246 80,620 100.00%
Rejected Votes 352 404 565 5 1,326
Total Polled 32,631 26,245 22,822 251 81,949
Registered Electors 48,570 47,693 56,026 152,289
Turnout (%) 67.18% 55.03% 40.73% 53.81%

1989 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 9th parliamentary election held on 15 February 1989:[7]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Independent (EROS) 7,565 1,456 15,915 303 25,239 24.85% 2
  Sri Lanka Freedom Party 8,036 11,695 2,950 285 22,966 22.61% 1
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 7,681 11,481 2,881 407 22,450 22.10% 1
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 10,804 1,848 5,164 68 17,884 17.61% 0
  Tamil United Liberation Front (ENDLF, EPRLF, TELO, TULF) 3,160 2,011 7,325 259 12,755 12.56% 0
  Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 63 77 141 3 284 0.28% 0
Valid Votes 37,309 28,568 34,376 1,325 101,578 100.00% 4
Rejected Votes 1,547 1,993 1,299 39 4,878
Total Polled 38,856 30,561 35,675 1,364 106,456
Registered Electors 48,260 47,331 55,236 1,462 152,289
Turnout 80.51% 64.57% 64.59% 93.30% 69.90%

The following candidates were elected:[7]M. K. D. S. Gunawardena (SLFP), 11,260 preference votes (pv); M. E. H. Maharoof (UNP), 10,000 pv; Sivapragasam Ratnarajah (EROS), 784 pv; and Konamalai Mathavarajah (EROS), 575 pv.

1994 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 10th parliamentary election held on 16 August 1994:[8]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 13,773 14,556 5,703 954 34,986 29.17% 2
  Tamil United Liberation Front 6,817 1,765 18,548 1,250 28,380 23.66% 1
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 18,677 1,870 5,710 646 26,903 22.43% 1
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 856 17,183 5,156 691 23,886 19.91% 0
  Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (EROS, PLOTE, TELO) 651 271 2,736 51 3,709 3.09% 0
  Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front 252 188 408 33 881 0.73% 0
  Independent Group 200 35 352 21 608 0.51% 0
  Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 86 286 199 18 589 0.49% 0
Valid Votes 41,312 36,154 38,812 3,664 119,942 100.00% 4
Rejected Votes 2,210 2,311 2,110 51 6,682
Total Polled 43,522 38,465 40,922 3,715 126,624
Registered Electors 61,949 54,632 67,509 184,090
Turnout 70.25% 70.41% 60.62% 68.78%

The following candidates were elected:[8] A. Thangathurai (TULF), 22,409 preference votes (pv); M. N. Abdul Majeed (SLMC), 21,590 pv; M. E. H. Maharoof (UNP), 17,043 pv; and Vithanage Sunil Shantha Ranaweera (UNP), 15,084 pv.

A. Thangathurai (TULF) was murdered on 5 July 1997.[9]

Mohamed Ehuttar Hadjiar Maharoof (UNP) was murdered on 20 July 1997.[10]

1994 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 3rd presidential election held on 9 November 1994:[11]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 25,721 20,621 28,900 2,701 77,943 71.62%
  Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 11,209 11,726 3,925 1,146 28,006 25.74%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 946 415 697 16 2,074 1.91%
  G. A. Nihal SLPF 120 111 85 8 324 0.30%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 74 85 112 8 279 0.26%
  A. J. Ranashinge Ind 1 82 60 51 2 195 0.18%
Valid Votes 38,152 33,018 33,770 3,881 108,821 100.00%
Rejected Votes 495 640 545 46 1,726
Total Polled 38,647 33,658 34,315 3,927 110,547
Registered Electors 61,949 54,632 67,509 4,135 184,090
Turnout (%) 62.39% 61.61% 50.83% 94.97% 60.05%

1999 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 4th presidential election held on 21 December 1999:[12]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 18,987 14,551 28,061 1,752 63,351 50.25%
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 20,908 20,781 13,807 1,195 56,691 44.96%
  Nandana Gunathilake JVP 120 1,515 573 99 2,307 1.83%
  W. V. M. Ranjith Ind 2 274 236 224 1 735 0.58%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 307 202 201 3 713 0.57%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 298 73 201 27 599 0.48%
  T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 165 181 130 1 477 0.38%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 34 37 304 101 476 0.38%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 108 65 71 1 245 0.19%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 44 90 74 10 218 0.17%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 41 35 51 1 128 0.10%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 18 21 30 3 72 0.06%
A. W. Premawardhana PFF 20 21 27 1 69 0.05%
Valid Votes 41,324 37,808 43,754 3,195 126,081 100.00%
Rejected Votes 716 586 1,227 113 2,642
Total Polled 42,040 38,394 44,981 3,308 128,723
Registered Electors 66,690 57,634 77,484 201,808
Turnout (%) 63.04% 66.62% 58.05% 63.78%

2000 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 11th parliamentary election held on 10 October 2000:[13]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 21,393 18,517 11,928 1,964 53,860 40.46% 3
  United National Party (DWC, NWC, UCPF, UNP) 17,688 14,489 12,861 1,638 46,700 35.08% 1
  Tamil United Liberation Front 1,615 944 11,070 459 14,090 10.58% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 746 316 3,382 80 4,524 3.40% 0
  All Ceylon Tamil Congress 192 105 3,269 182 3,748 2.82% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 156 2,056 901 180 3,301 2.48% 0
  Independent Group 2 156 37 2,268 160 2,621 1.97% 0
  Independent Group 3 609 119 674 32 1,434 1.08% 0
  Independent Group 6 236 90 526 20 872 0.65% 0
  Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization 36 36 420 6 498 0.37% 0
Citizen's Front 82 46 269 7 404 0.30% 0
Sinhala Heritage 10 172 172 18 372 0.28% 0
Liberal Party 68 33 52 1 154 0.12% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 19 12 120 2 153 0.11% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 34 26 77 0 137 0.10% 0
Democratic United National Front 34 28 22 1 85 0.06% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1 16 13 2 32 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 4 14 7 8 1 31 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 1 8 3 16 3 30 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 5 1 10 15 0 26 0.02% 0
National Development Front 4 12 6 0 22 0.02% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 4 4 11 0 19 0.01% 0
People's Freedom Front 4 6 7 0 17 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 43,110 37,084 48,087 4,756 133,130 100.00% 4
Rejected Votes 2,581 2,468 3,385 8,642
Total Polled 45,691 39,552 51,472 141,772
Registered Electors 68,329 59,233 79,322 206,884
Turnout (%) 66.87% 66.77% 64.89% 68.52%

The following candidates were elected:[14] M. A. M. Maharoof (UNP), 21,438 preference votes (pv); M. N. Abdul Majeed (PA), 18,173 pv; M. S. Thowfeek (PA-SLMC), 15,588 pv; and M. K. D. S. Gunawardena (PA), 15,392 pv.

2001 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 12th parliamentary election held on 5 December 2001:[15][16]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  United National Front (CWC, SLMC, UNP, WPF) 29,473 16,266 14,560 2,570 61 62,930 39.05% 2
  Tamil National Alliance (ACTC, EPRLF(S), TELO, TULF) 14,393 4,796 35,639 1,289 4 56,121 34.83% 1
  People's Alliance (NUA, SLFP et al.) 11,199 14,965 5,027 1,745 61 32,997 20.48% 1
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 168 3,818 1,664 443 2 6,095 3.78% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 124 85 1,209 52 0 1,470 0.91% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 184 280 136 15 4 619 0.38% 0
Sinhala Heritage 20 139 35 8 0 202 0.13% 0
National Development Front 41 51 71 2 0 165 0.10% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 32 28 51 2 0 113 0.07% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 44 38 18 0 0 100 0.06% 0
Liberal Party 35 37 23 3 1 99 0.06% 0
Democratic United National Front 28 22 5 1 0 56 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 6 15 12 19 1 0 47 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 1 16 3 5 0 0 24 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 5 6 8 8 0 0 22 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 3 7 10 3 0 0 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 4 3 6 4 0 0 13 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 2 5 4 3 0 0 12 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 2 3 6 0 0 11 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 1 3 7 0 0 11 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 5 4 2 0 0 11 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 55,801 40,578 58,495 6,131 133 161,138 100.00% 4
Rejected Votes 2,844 2,142 3,251 185 7 8,429
Total Polled 58,645 42,720 61,746 6,316 140 169,567
Registered Electors 70,168 60,690 81,422 212,280
Turnout (%) 83.58% 70.39% 75.83% 79.88%

The following candidates were elected:[17] R. Sampanthan (TNA-TULF), 40,110 preference votes (pv); M. A. M. Maharoof (UNF), 25,264 pv; K. M. Thowfeek (UNF-SLMC), 24,847 pv; and M. K. D. S. Gunawardena (PA), 14,938 pv.

2004 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 13th parliamentary election held on 2 April 2004:[18]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Tamil National Alliance (ACTC, EPRLF(S), ITAK, TELO) 17,005 6,178 43,880 1,892 68,955 37.72% 2
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 45,523 4,647 13,378 1,450 65,187 35.66% 1
  United People's Freedom Alliance (JVP, NUA, SLFP et al.) 1,854 19,607 6,229 3,362 31,053 16.99% 1
  United National Front (CWC, DPF, UNP) 689 10,346 3,193 1,463 15,693 8.59% 0
  Jathika Hela Urumaya 21 563 119 88 791 0.43% 0
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 49 61 393 37 540 0.30% 0
United Muslim People's Alliance 50 32 33 2 117 0.06% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 32 12 35 8 87 0.05% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 53 11 17 0 82 0.04% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 42 12 10 1 65 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 1 31 11 16 2 61 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 6 30 9 17 2 58 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 5 26 14 13 0 53 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 3 2 14 6 1 23 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 2 14 1 4 0 19 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 4 4 2 4 0 10 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 65,425 41,520 67,347 8,308 182,794 100.00% 4
Rejected Votes 3,080 2,424 3,073 273 8,863
Total Polled 68,505 43,944 70,420 8,581 191,657
Registered Electors 74,869 63,161 86,277 224,307
Turnout (%) 91.50% 69.57% 81.62% 85.44%

The following candidates were elected:[19] R. Sampanthan (TNA-ITAK), 47,735 preference votes (pv); K. Thurairetnasingam (TNA-ITAK), 34,773 pv; M. N. Abdul Majeed (SLMC), 26,948 pv; and Jayantha Wijesekara (UPFA-SLFP), 19,983 pv.

M. N. Abdul Majeed (SLMC) was expelled from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress on 30 May 2004.[20] He subsequently joined the United People's Freedom Alliance.

2005 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 5th presidential election held on 17 November 2005:[21]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes %
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 29,061 17,835 41,369 3,913 19 92,197 61.33%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 18,817 21,353 10,878 4,621 11 55,680 37.04%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 338 142 299 13 0 792 0.53%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 257 153 138 10 0 558 0.37%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 45 56 133 42 0 276 0.18%
  A. K. J. Arachchige DUA 82 35 38 10 0 165 0.11%
  Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 32 50 65 10 0 157 0.10%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 65 50 37 5 0 157 0.10%
Anura De Silva ULF 45 29 56 2 0 132 0.09%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 16 26 27 2 0 71 0.05%
Wije Dias SEP 18 14 33 2 0 67 0.04%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 22 9 24 1 0 56 0.04%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 10 7 9 0 0 26 0.02%
Valid Votes 48,808 39,759 53,106 8,631 30 150,334 100.00%
Rejected Votes 542 406 956 190 0 2,094
Total Polled 49,350 40,165 54,062 8,821 30 152,428
Registered Electors 81,534 66,126 91,095 238,755
Turnout (%) 60.53% 60.74% 59.35% 63.84%

2008 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 1st Eastern provincial council election held on 10 May 2008:[22]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  United National Party (SLMC, UNP) 28,233 10,855 28,146 2,481 70,858 51.37% 5
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, TMVP et al.) 18,451 21,915 13,828 4,938 59,298 42.99% 4
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 160 2,286 1,408 411 4,266 3.09% 1
United Socialist Party 495 249 537 18 1,309 0.95% 0
  Independent Group 18 88 43 323 8 468 0.34% 0
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 124 125 195 13 459 0.33% 0
Akila Ilankai Tamil United Front 25 9 311 33 378 0.27% 0
  Independent Group 4 94 10 101 3 209 0.15% 0
People's Front of Liberation Tigers 25 7 117 10 163 0.12% 0
  Independent Group 12 8 13 91 6 118 0.09% 0
National Development Front 16 41 22 9 89 0.06% 0
  Independent Group 5 20 8 28 2 58 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 19 8 19 14 0 43 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 17 8 8 7 1 24 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 11 4 6 8 2 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 1 6 5 5 2 18 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 6 3 4 7 1 15 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 2 1 8 2 3 14 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 8 2 1 11 0 14 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 3 4 3 6 0 13 0.01% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1 7 2 2 13 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 7 2 5 5 0 12 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 10 2 2 5 0 11 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 15 3 3 4 0 10 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 1 4 4 0 9 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 0 5 4 0 9 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 13 2 3 3 0 8 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 9 0 2 5 0 7 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 16 1 1 4 0 6 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 0 2 3 0 5 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 14 1 1 2 0 5 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 47,788 35,650 45,208 7,943 137,929 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3,779 3,185 5,020 411 12,695
Total Polled 51,567 38,835 50,228 8,354 150,624
Registered Electors 84,175 66,690 91,598 242,463
Turnout 61.26% 58.23% 54.84% 62.12%

The following candidates were elected:[23] Ajju Mohamed Mohamed Faiz (UPFA); Ariyawathi W. G. M. Galappaththi (UPFA); Rauff Hakeem (UNP-SLMC); M. K. D. S. Gunawardena (UPFA); M. A. M. Maharoof (UNP); Sathak Lebbe Muhammadu Hasan Moulavi (UPFA); Arunasalam Parasuraman (UNP); K. G. Wimal Piyathissa (JVP); M. S. Thowfeek (UNP-SLMC); and Rathna Sabapathi Nawarathnarajah Varathan (UNP).

2010 presidential election[edit]

Results of the 6th presidential election held on 26 January 2010:[24]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes %
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Sarath Fonseka NDF 32,631 15,260 35,887 3,798 85 87,661 54.09%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 21,002 27,932 13,935 6,882 1 69,752 43.04%
M. C. M. Ismail DUNF 384 262 445 23 1 1,115 0.69%
C. J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 252 121 384 8 0 765 0.47%
  W. V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 131 133 74 8 0 346 0.21%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 110 100 83 18 0 311 0.19%
  M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 52 32 193 25 0 302 0.19%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 117 63 69 3 0 252 0.16%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 94 54 95 4 0 247 0.15%
Lal Perera ONF 98 42 98 2 0 240 0.15%
A. S. P Liyanage SLLP 65 66 83 4 0 218 0.13%
  Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 58 51 35 3 0 147 0.09%
  Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 32 29 60 4 0 125 0.08%
  Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 43 14 44 4 0 105 0.06%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 33 21 28 0 0 82 0.05%
Wije Dias SEP 30 19 30 1 0 80 0.05%
  M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 31 13 27 5 0 76 0.05%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 15 19 24 0 0 58 0.04%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 11 9 31 4 0 55 0.03%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 11 13 24 0 0 48 0.03%
M. B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 11 6 27 1 0 45 0.03%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 8 10 22 2 0 42 0.03%
Valid Votes 55,219 44,269 51,698 10,799 87 162,072 100.00%
Rejected Votes 696 563 1,050 120 3 2,432
Total Polled 55,915 44,832 52,748 10,919 90 164,504
Registered Electors 85,401 69,047 86,685 241,133
Turnout 65.47% 64.93% 60.85% 68.22%

2010 parliamentary general election[edit]

Results of the 14th parliamentary election held on 8 April 2010:[25]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  United People's Freedom Alliance (ACMC, NC, SLFP et al.) 18,576 22,756 10,961 7,487 4 59,784 42.78% 2
  United National Front (DPF, SLFP(P), SLMC, UNP) 21,963 6,936 8,718 2,074 0 39,691 28.40% 1
  Tamil National Alliance (EPRLF(S), ITAK, TELO) 8,068 3,297 20,578 1,306 19 33,268 23.81% 1
  Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 180 1,460 522 357 0 2,519 1.80% 0
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal 302 262 1,106 42 0 1,712 1.23% 0
Tamil National People's Front (ACTC et al.) 161 39 956 26 0 1,182 0.85% 0
  Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (Padmanaba) 9 51 205 14 0 279 0.20% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 12 140 6 12 0 170 0.12% 0
United Socialist Party 96 20 32 2 0 150 0.11% 0
National Development Front 22 48 29 10 0 109 0.08% 0
  Independent Group 11 82 9 5 5 0 101 0.07% 0
  Independent Group 7 21 30 41 6 0 98 0.07% 0
All Lanka Tamil United Front 10 16 54 5 0 85 0.06% 0
United National Alternative Front 31 14 27 4 0 76 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 14 16 28 17 1 0 62 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 3 7 7 40 1 0 55 0.04% 0
  Independent Group 6 12 20 8 1 0 41 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 13 10 21 7 1 0 39 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 12 20 1 17 0 0 38 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 5 4 8 23 0 0 35 0.03% 0
  Independent Group 1 10 9 8 6 0 33 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 10 9 4 20 0 0 33 0.02% 0
  Left Liberation Front (LLF, TNLA) 0 0 29 2 0 31 0.02% 0
Muslim Liberation Front 21 2 4 1 0 28 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 13 8 5 1 0 27 0.02% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 5 1 16 1 0 23 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 4 7 2 8 2 0 19 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 9 3 8 5 0 0 16 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 2 2 8 4 1 0 15 0.01% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 5 5 2 2 0 14 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 8 4 3 1 1 0 9 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 49,681 35,213 43,454 11,371 23 139,742 100.00% 4
Rejected Votes 3,246 2,854 3,483 653 4 10,240
Total Polled 52,927 38,067 46,937 12,024 27 149,982
Registered Electors 85,401 69,047 86,685 241,133
Turnout 61.97% 55.13% 54.15% 62.20%

The following candidates were elected:[26] R. Sampanthan (TNA-ITAK), 24,488 preference votes (pv); M. S. Thowfeek (UNF-SLMC), 23,588 pv; Susantha Punchinilame (UPFA), 22,820 pv; and M. K. D. S. Gunawardena (UPFA), 19,734 pv.

2012 provincial council election[edit]

Results of the 2nd Eastern provincial council election held on 8 September 2012:[27]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mutur Seru-
wila
Trinco
-malee
  Tamil National Alliance (EPRLF (S), ITAK, PLOTE, TELO, TULF) 10,213 5,014 28,067 1,102 44,396 29.08% 3
  United People's Freedom Alliance (ACMC, NC, SLFP, TMVP et al.) 13,011 17,785 7,949 4,579 43,324 28.38% 3
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 14,617 2,390 8,642 527 26,176 17.15% 2
  United National Party 12,318 7,148 2,979 1,994 24,439 16.01% 1
National Freedom Front 490 6,450 1,527 1,055 9,522 6.24% 1
  Independent Group 10 1,350 55 155 82 1,642 1.08% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 21 518 141 97 777 0.51% 0
Socialist Alliance (CPSL, DLF, LSSP) 400 38 162 12 612 0.40% 0
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 168 117 93 7 385 0.25% 0
Akila Ilankai Tamil United Front 38 79 259 8 384 0.25% 0
United Socialist Party 75 37 32 5 149 0.10% 0
  Independent Group 8 75 26 11 9 121 0.08% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 14 6 86 1 107 0.07% 0
United Lanka Great Council 22 13 58 4 97 0.06% 0
  Independent Group 16 23 36 22 8 89 0.06% 0
  Independent Group 6 9 56 12 4 81 0.05% 0
Patriotic National Front 48 15 11 4 78 0.05% 0
  Independent Group 3 4 9 22 1 36 0.02% 0
Jana Setha Peramuna 2 18 1 14 35 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 12 18 6 6 3 33 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 1 6 9 13 2 30 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 9 6 4 17 2 29 0.02% 0
  Independent Group 4 11 3 5 1 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 7 2 11 5 2 20 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 5 7 6 3 0 16 0.01% 0
Muslim Liberation Front 6 5 3 1 15 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 14 6 2 5 1 14 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 11 3 6 2 1 12 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 2 1 8 1 2 12 0.01% 0
  Independent Group 13 2 1 2 0 5 0.00% 0
  Independent Group 15 1 3 0 0 4 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 0 1 1 1 3 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 52,967 39,875 50,292 9,529 152,663 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3,032 2,979 4,563 750 11,324
Total Polled 55,999 42,854 54,855 10,279 163,987
Registered Electors 89,370 70,141 85,852 245,363
Turnout 62.66% 61.10% 63.89% 66.83%

The following candidates were elected:[28] S. Thandayuthapani (TNA-ITAK), 20,854 preference votes (pv); Ariyawathy Galappaththy (UPFA), 14,224 pv; Kekunawela Pathiranage Priyantha Prema Kumara (UPFA), 12,393 pv; M. N. Abdul Majeed (UPFA-SLFP), 11,726 pv; Kumaraswamy Nageswaran (TNA-ITAK), 10,911 pv; Anver Ramlan Mohamed (SLMC), 10,904 pv; Asan Sathak Lebbe Mohamed Moulavi (SLMC), 10,732 pv; Jegatheesan Janarthanan (TNA-ITAK), 8,949 pv; and Naketh Gedara Wijesekara Mudiyanselage Jayantha Wijesekara (NFF), 7,303 pv.

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