Akmeemana Electoral District

Akmeemana electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between March 1960 and February 1989. The district was named after the town of Akmeemana in Galle District, Southern Province. The 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka introduced the proportional representation electoral system for electing members of Parliament. The existing 160 mainly single-member electoral districts were replaced with 22 multi-member electoral districts.[1] Akmeemana electoral district was replaced by the Galle multi-member electoral district at the 1989 general elections.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Key

  Independent     Sri Lanka Freedom Party     UNP     Lanka Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya  

Election Member Party Term
1960 (March) Senapala Samarasekera LPP 1960
1960 (July) 1960-1965
1965 A. D. S. de Silva UNP 1965-1970
1970 Senapala Samarasekera SLFP 1970-1977
1977 Sumanadasa Abeywickrama UNP 1977-1983
1983 parliamentary by-election Richard Pathirana SLFP 1983-1989

ElectionsEdit

1960 (March) Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 4th parliamentary election held on 19 March 1960:[2]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Senapala Samarasekera Lanka Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya Umbrella 11,815 47.90
H. W. Amarasuriya United National Party Elephant 8,552 34.67
D. Y. Wijayawickrema Cartwheel 2,635 10.68
C. J. Seneviratne Star 607 2.46
D. R. Wanigaratne Key 379 1.54
T. Hettige Dharmadasa Pot 292 1.18
Bentis Kulasinghe Window 203 0.82
Valid Votes 24,483 99.27
Rejected Votes 181 0.73
Total Polled 24,664 100.00
Registered Electors 31,384
Turnout 78.59

1960 (July) Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 5th parliamentary election held on 20 July 1960:[3]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Senapala Samarasekera Lanka Prajathanthravadi Pakshaya Umbrella 13,747 57.54
H. W. Amarasuriya United National Party Elephant 10,043 42.04
Valid Votes 23,790 99.58
Rejected Votes 101 0.42
Total Polled 23,891 100.00
Registered Electors 31,384
Turnout 76.13

1965 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 6th parliamentary election held on 22 March 1965:[4]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
A. D. S. de Silva United National Party Elephant 15,592 49.58
Senapala Samarasekera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 14,336 45.59
Edmund Kalansuriya Cartwheel 884 2.81
D. A. S. P. Dahanayake Umbrella 244 0.78
E. D. Nagahawatte Bird 212 0.67
Valid Votes 31,268 99.43
Rejected Votes 178 0.57
Total Polled 31,446 100.00
Registered Electors 37,541
Turnout 83.76

1970 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 7th parliamentary election held on 27 May 1970:[5]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Senapala Samarasekera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 21,749 59.27
Sugathadasa Arambawalage United National Party Elephant 14,388 39.21
Bentis Kulasinghe Bell 287 0.78
K. H. Sugathadasa Eye 188 0.51
Valid Votes 36,612 99.78
Rejected Votes 82 0.22
Total Polled 36,694 100.00
Registered Electors 42,678
Turnout 85.98

1977 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 8th parliamentary election held on 21 July 1977:[6]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Sumanadasa Abeywickrema United National Party Elephant 21,284 55.72
Senapala Samarasekera Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 15,170 39.71
Amarasiri Dodangoda Star 1,235 3.23
Edward Atukorala Rabbit 223 0.58
N. D. Kalansuriya Lamp 129 0.34
S. Samarasekera Clock 54 0.14
Valid Votes 38,095 99.73
Rejected Votes 104 0.27
Total Polled 38,199 100.00
Registered Electors 43,343
Turnout 88.13

1983 Parliamentary By-ElectionEdit

Following the resignation of the sitting member, Sumanadasa Abeywickrema, on 10 February 1983, a parliamentary by-election for the seat was held on 18 May 1983. The results of which were:[7]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Richard Pathirana Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 19,820 51.60
Sumanadasa Abeywickrama United National Party Elephant 17,042 44.37
Premalal Abeysekera Scales 754 1.96
Sirisena Nanayakkara Bird 302 0.79
Wanniarachchi Kankanamge Piyadasa Chair 274 0.71
Siripala Samararatne Vidana Arachchige Mortar 57 0.15
Valid Votes 38,249 99.57
Rejected Votes 164 0.43
Total Polled 38,413 100.00
Registered Electors 43,343
Turnout 88.63

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Electoral System". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 19 March 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 20 July 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Results of the Parliamentary By-Elections 1947-1988" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 10 June 2020.