1999 Sri Lankan presidential election
The Sri Lankan presidential election of 1999 was the fourth presidential election of Sri Lanka. Nominations were accepted on 16 November 1999, and the election was held on 21 December 1999 Electoral participation was 73.31%. Incumbent President Chandrika Kumaratunga of the governing People's Alliance was re-elected for a second term, receiving 51% of all votes cast.
Winners of polling divisions. Kumaratunga in blue and Wickremasinghe in green.
Sri Lankan presidents are elected for six-year terms; with the previous election having taken place in 1994, an election normally would not have been held until 2000. Kumaratunga called the election early.
Three days before the election, Kumaratunga was nearly killed by a Tamil Tiger assassination attempt at her final rally. She lost her right eye, and appeared heavily bandaged on television before the election.
|Chandrika Kumaratunga||People's Alliance||4,312,157||51.12%|
|Ranil Wickremasinghe||United National Party||3,602,748||42.71%|
|Nandana Gunathilake||Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna||344,173||4.08%|
|Harischandra Wijayatunga||Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya||35,854||0.43%|
|W. V. M. Ranjith||Independent||27,052||0.32%|
|Rajiva Wijesinha||Liberal Party||25,085||0.30%|
|Vasudeva Nanayakkara||Left & Democratic Alliance||23,668||0.28%|
|Abdul Rasool||Sri Lanka Muslim Party||17,359||0.21%|
|Kamal Karunadasa||People's Liberation Solidarity Front||11,333||0.13%|
|Ariyawansa Dissanayaka||Democratic United National Front||4,039||0.05%|
|A. W. Premawardhana||People's Freedom Front||3,983||0.05%|
- "Result of Presidential Election 1999" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04.
- "1999 Sri Lanka Presidential Election Results". LankaNewspapers.com.
- "1999 - Presidential Election". Manthree.com. Archived from the original on 2014-09-28.
- "REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OF 22 DECEMBER 1999". Psephos - Adam Carr's Election Archive.