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Gampaha Electoral District

Gampaha 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 Gampaha in the Western province. The district currently elects 18 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 1,474,464 registered electors in 2010.[2]

Gampaha
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Gampaha
ProvinceWestern
Polling divisions13
Population2,152,000[1] (2008)
Electorate1,474,464[2] (2010)
Area1,387 km2 (536 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members18
MPsLasantha Alagiyawanna, UPFA
John Amaratunga, UNF
Pandu Bandaranaike, UPFA
Sudarshani Fernandopulle, UPFA
Sarath Kumara Gunaratna, UPFA
Sarana Gunawardena, UPFA
Vijitha Herath, DNA
Karu Jayasuriya, UNF
Jayalath Jayawardena, UNF
Felix Perera, UPFA
Basil Rajapaksa, UPFA
Ruwan Ranatunga, UPFA
Athuraliye Rathana, UPFA
Wasantha Senanayake, UPFA
Mervyn Silva, UPFA
Upeksha Swarnamali, UNF
Ruwan Wijewardene, UNF
Dulip Wijeysekara, UPFA

1982 presidential electionEdit

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
Junius Jayewardene UNP 22,531 25,398 25,974 26,573 27,845 32,420 26,504 24,732 25,853 29,672 30,289 30,346 29,387 8,323 365,847 52.50%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 31,495 18,539 23,447 27,508 28,532 21,074 22,027 19,050 25,580 25,849 24,143 13,345 15,717 5,502 301,808 43.31%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 1,926 1,389 1,547 1,670 1,942 1,683 1,356 2,179 1,952 1,992 3,186 1,049 1,402 428 23,701 3.40%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 272 237 231 247 336 346 334 312 307 260 316 236 232 169 3,835 0.55%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 65 47 79 57 101 157 104 74 69 70 67 127 59 46 1,122 0.16%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 32 13 28 33 33 29 36 25 17 27 29 97 119 16 534 0.08%
Valid Votes 56,321 45,623 51,306 56,088 58,789 55,709 50,361 46,372 53,778 57,870 58,030 45,200 46,916 14,484 696,847 100.00%
Rejected Votes 430 410 432 519 517 488 437 480 418 399 478 412 425 147 5,992
Total Polled 56,751 46,033 51,738 56,607 59,306 56,197 50,798 46,852 54,196 58,269 58,508 45,612 47,341 14,631 702,839
Registered Electors 67,061 55,457 61,494 66,207 72,371 69,624 60,560 58,671 65,660 69,566 70,695 59,884 58,015 835,265
Turnout 84.63% 83.01% 84.14% 85.50% 81.95% 80.71% 83.88% 79.86% 82.54% 83.76% 82.76% 76.17% 81.60% 84.15%
Source:[4]

1988 provincial council electionEdit

Results of the 1st Western provincial council election held on 2 June 1988 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 18
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
15
Liberal Party 2
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 1
Others 0
Valid Votes 36
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors
Turnout
Source:

1988 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 2nd presidential election held on 19 December 1988 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 35,758 23,633 25,857 30,829 34,340 25,357 25,379 22,877 30,305 29,751 27,712 16,601 19,361 7,793 355,553 48.83%
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 22,242 23,930 25,792 26,155 25,948 30,021 28,760 21,395 26,024 29,424 26,835 29,016 27,945 6,605 350,092 48.08%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 1,475 1,518 1,055 976 1,839 1,766 2,036 2,700 2,407 1,404 1,074 1,720 1,901 596 22,467 3.09%
Valid Votes 59,475 49,081 52,704 57,960 62,127 57,144 56,175 46,972 58,736 60,579 55,621 47,337 49,207 14,994 728,112 100.00%
Rejected Votes 735 685 742 511 721 1,052 822 690 735 825 860 587 666 477 10,108
Total Polled 60,210 49,766 53,446 58,471 62,848 58,196 56,997 47,662 59,471 61,404 56,481 47,924 49,873 15,471 738,220
Registered Electors 79,172 66,166 68,377 72,945 85,424 81,566 76,452 65,961 79,936 78,056 78,953 68,250 68,477 969,735
Turnout 76.05% 75.21% 78.16% 80.16% 73.57% 71.35% 74.55% 72.26% 74.40% 78.67% 71.54% 70.22% 72.83% 76.13%
Source:[5]

1989 parliamentary general electionEdit

Results of the 9th parliamentary election held on 15 February 1989 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
United National Party 25,194 25,435 27,430 27,777 30,376 34,415 28,660 23,549 28,310 32,021 33,179 30,610 28,841 9,936 385,733 54.14% 10
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 28,576 18,521 23,286 25,746 27,765 19,230 22,318 18,716 25,361 25,061 22,985 12,566 17,229 7,130 294,490 41.34% 7
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
1,166 1,435 850 857 1,426 1,901 2,656 3,064 2,112 1,015 557 1,810 2,029 787 21,665 3.04% 0
United Lanka People's Party 1,765 1,253 233 345 859 390 333 438 513 756 1,618 1,310 512 224 10,549 1.48% 0
Valid Votes 56,701 46,644 51,799 54,725 60,426 55,936 53,967 45,767 56,296 58,853 58,339 46,296 48,611 18,077 712,437 100.00% 17
Rejected Votes 2,677 2,507 2,536 2,401 2,297 2,640 2,457 2,190 2,631 2,436 2,713 2,403 2,200 409 32,497
Total Polled 59,378 49,151 54,335 57,126 62,723 58,576 56,424 47,957 58,927 61,289 61,052 48,699 50,811 18,486 744,934
Registered Electors 77,198 65,038 67,159 71,255 82,689 80,113 75,135 65,066 78,192 76,279 77,242 67,618 67,601 19,073 969,658
Turnout 76.92% 75.57% 80.91% 80.17% 75.85% 73.12% 75.10% 73.71% 75.36% 80.35% 79.04% 72.02% 75.16% 96.92% 76.82%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6]Sirimavo Bandaranaike (SLFP), 214,390 preference votes (pv); Anura Bandaranaike (SLFP), 107,177 pv; Joseph Michael Perera (UNP), 104,094 pv; John Amaratunga (UNP), 90,797 pv; Ranil Wickramasinghe (UNP), 86,477 pv; Sarath Chandra Rajakaruna (UNP), 80,154 pv; Illukpitiya Mudiyanselage Peter Paul Perera (UNP), 63,602 pv; Lakshman Jayakody (SLFP), 62,652 pv; Wijayapala Mendis (UNP), 59,235 pv; Jayasinghe Muhandiram Donald Dissanayake (UNP), 56,610 pv; Mahindra Suransinghe Wijerathna (UNP), 52,738 pv; Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (SLFP), 51,485 pv; Anura Pradeep (SLFP), 47,550 pv; Hapangama Mahen Gunasekera (UNP), 44,630 pv; Ariyarathna Jayathilaka (UNP), 39,893 pv; Reggie Padmasena Ranatunga (SLFP), 37,163 pv; and Sakalasooriya Appuhamilage Sardhatissa Sakalasooriya (SLFP), 36,363 pv.

1993 provincial council electionEdit

Results of the 2nd Western provincial council election held on 17 May 1993 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 17
United National Party 15
Democratic United National Front 4
Others 0
Valid Votes 36
Rejected Votes
Total Polled
Registered Electors
Turnout
Source:

1994 parliamentary general electionEdit

Results of the 10th parliamentary election held on 16 August 1994 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 45,629 34,719 32,951 35,849 47,822 40,838 40,684 32,961 43,413 39,893 37,512 28,830 32,311 15,618 509,030 56.79% 11
United National Party 24,269 25,537 29,141 26,552 27,133 31,851 29,617 23,504 29,173 29,455 30,492 28,624 31,482 8,801 375,631 41.91% 7
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 849 1,048 523 589 1,340 970 633 1,314 1,149 844 1,100 289 593 386 11,627 1.30% 0
Valid Votes 70,747 61,304 62,615 62,990 76,295 73,659 70,934 57,779 73,735 70,192 69,104 57,743 64,386 24,805 896,288 100.00% 18
Rejected Votes 2,638 2,373 2,228 2,331 2,456 2,567 3,044 2,271 2,685 2,288 2,739 2,566 2,627 740 33,553
Total Polled 73,385 63,677 64,843 65,321 78,751 76,226 73,978 60,050 76,420 72,480 71,843 60,309 67,013 25,545 929,841
Registered Electors 91,907 80,600 77,104 80,415 100,416 97,305 92,027 78,191 98,091 89,192 89,455 80,589 85,516 1,140,808
Turnout 79.85% 79.00% 84.10% 81.23% 78.42% 78.34% 80.39% 76.80% 77.91% 81.26% 80.31% 74.84% 78.36% 81.51%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7]Chandrika Kumaratunga (PA), 464,588 preference votes (pv); John Amaratunga (UNP), 122,813 pv; Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (PA), 102,129 pv; Wijayapala Mendis (UNP), 96,559 pv; Joseph Michael Perera (UNP), 93,884 pv; Lakshman Jayakody (PA), 88,628 pv; Felix Perera (PA), 80,539 pv; Arakahagodage Aloysius Reginold Perera (UNP), 73,508 pv; Athula Nimalasiri (PA), 65,623 pv; Jayasinghe Rajapakse Mohottige Don Suranimala Rajapaksha (UNP), 63,067 pv; Anura Pradeep Hapangama (UNP), 62,829 pv; Reggie Padmasena Ranatunga (PA), 61,458 pv; Sarath Chandra Rajakaruna (UNP), 59,992 pv; Jinadasa Nandasena Maligaspe Koralage (PA), 58,237 pv; Bamunu Arachchi Pathirennehelage Lionel Gunawardena (PA), 57,091 pv; Neil Rupasinghe (PA), 57,090 pv; Kalupathirennehelage Don Upali Gunaratne (PA), 55,328 pv; and Alankarage Victor Suraweera (PA), 50,740 pv.

1994 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 3rd presidential election held on 9 November 1994 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 51,923 36,459 35,220 39,151 51,197 44,166 42,916 35,601 46,494 42,041 40,288 31,648 37,373 16,177 550,654 64.74%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 17,437 19,678 23,749 19,920 20,094 24,260 24,637 18,825 21,935 22,839 22,585 22,131 23,671 6,847 288,608 33.93%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 374 340 169 228 403 266 184 344 311 299 270 133 183 190 3,694 0.43%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 396 201 235 283 215 152 251 151 251 252 248 184 180 20 3,019 0.35%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 206 235 149 152 246 236 187 187 235 233 208 172 214 51 2,711 0.32%
G.A. Nihal SLPF 175 127 115 116 147 150 128 107 188 121 222 80 99 57 1,832 0.22%
Valid Votes 70,511 57,040 59,637 59,850 72,302 69,230 68,303 55,215 69,414 65,785 63,821 54,348 61,720 23,342 850,518 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,065 930 832 867 958 1,141 864 920 1,064 892 1,446 761 922 475 13,137
Total Polled 71,576 57,970 60,469 60,717 73,260 70,371 69,167 56,135 70,478 66,677 65,267 55,109 62,642 23,817 863,655
Registered Electors 91,907 80,600 77,104 80,415 100,416 97,305 92,027 78,191 98,091 89,192 89,455 80,589 85,516 1,140,808
Turnout 77.88% 71.92% 78.43% 75.50% 72.96% 72.32% 75.16% 71.79% 71.85% 74.76% 72.96% 68.38% 73.25% 75.71%
Source:[8]

1999 provincial council electionEdit

Results of the 3rd Western provincial council election held on 6 April 1999 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 376,176 48.30% 17
United National Party 317,698 40.79% 15
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 58,277 7.48% 3
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 15,492 1.99% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 8,409 1.08% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 1,347 0.17% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 807 0.10% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 663 0.09% 0
Valid Votes 778,869 100.00% 36
Rejected Votes 48,262
Total Polled 827,131
Registered Electors 1,213,589
Turnout 68.16%
Sources:[9][10]

1999 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 4th presidential election held on 21 December 1999 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 51,204 36,550 35,245 39,214 51,606 44,098 45,607 30,947 46,703 42,314 38,075 28,515 32,954 9,764 532,796 56.58%
Ranil Wickramasinghe UNP 21,709 26,061 27,007 23,857 26,257 29,726 27,389 22,215 27,771 28,328 28,456 28,156 30,566 6,471 353,969 37.59%
M.D.N. Gunathilaka JVP 3,608 2,825 2,046 2,794 4,433 3,089 2,224 2,940 3,941 3,658 4,213 1,360 2,127 1,214 40,472 4.30%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 411 369 215 281 626 236 261 512 402 450 415 106 184 285 4,753 0.50%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 125 118 97 97 198 224 171 124 171 106 112 156 279 124 2,102 0.22%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 143 110 107 142 130 112 148 108 113 125 116 111 74 10 1,549 0.16%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 133 114 127 137 114 82 125 76 122 134 150 92 83 6 1,495 0.16%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 212 94 54 81 63 82 82 103 99 98 198 126 60 2 1,354 0.14%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 95 78 100 121 90 72 92 52 103 102 106 74 72 8 1,165 0.12%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 77 54 62 71 77 57 71 59 62 94 82 55 47 10 878 0.09%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 45 24 36 35 39 27 25 19 30 29 50 36 22 3 420 0.04%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 52 27 21 48 26 21 19 19 30 33 31 20 27 12 386 0.04%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 14 18 30 29 23 26 21 16 27 20 21 15 17 3 280 0.03%
Valid Votes 77,828 66,442 65,147 66,907 83,682 77,852 76,235 57,190 79,574 75,491 72,025 58,822 66,512 17,912 941,619 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,933 1,443 941 1,081 1,780 1,759 1,545 1,582 1,809 1,514 1,619 1,181 1,541 1,040 20,768
Total Polled 79,761 67,885 66,088 67,988 85,462 79,611 77,780 58,772 81,383 77,005 73,644 60,003 68,053 18,952 962,387
Registered Electors 101,470 88,034 83,077 87,240 111,814 104,076 100,352 77,425 107,701 98,927 96,907 83,508 88,377 1,228,908
Turnout 78.61% 77.11% 79.55% 77.93% 76.43% 76.49% 77.51% 75.91% 75.56% 77.84% 75.99% 71.85% 77.00% 78.31%
Source:[11]

2000 parliamentary general electionEdit

Results of the 11th parliamentary election held on 10 October 2000 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 42,537 30,828 32,294 35,897 45,394 38,150 42,316 24,734 40,884 38,350 33,116 24,826 29,015 11,677 470,018 48.87% 10
United National Party 23,248 27,052 28,894 25,053 27,794 33,089 30,157 24,045 30,031 30,025 30,025 28,983 32,570 7,362 378,328 39.34% 7
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 6,229 5,796 3,289 4,576 8,284 6,198 3,906 5,651 7,489 6,148 6,732 2,557 4,146 2,109 73,110 7.60% 1
Sinhala Heritage 1,315 1,539 658 972 2,434 2,180 1,578 2,292 1,983 1,530 813 975 1,320 708 20,297 2.11% 0
National Unity Alliance (SLMC) 3,475 2,039 17 205 40 47 223 405 339 411 982 2,596 191 43 11,013 1.15% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 286 202 254 310 291 261 314 178 270 272 310 285 226 43 3,502 0.36% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 123 184 52 53 158 68 50 170 112 231 94 36 67 65 1,463 0.15% 0
United Lalith Front 86 68 98 105 68 72 80 62 107 96 102 67 78 4 1,093 0.11% 0
Citizen's Front 81 49 34 44 105 47 48 58 78 55 69 30 57 19 774 0.08% 0
Democratic United National Front 52 25 25 37 54 29 37 21 50 48 35 28 27 5 473 0.05% 0
Independent 1 29 19 11 16 20 23 27 20 16 24 24 17 22 2 270 0.03% 0
Independent 3 30 16 27 24 25 12 31 11 20 24 13 13 19 0 265 0.03% 0
Independent 5 16 15 29 20 11 12 17 11 24 23 29 12 12 2 233 0.02% 0
Liberal Party 15 12 21 10 17 10 27 15 29 14 19 22 13 8 232 0.02% 0
Independent 4 19 17 12 11 17 7 14 15 17 13 17 8 9 1 177 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 34 12 9 6 13 6 12 9 9 8 8 12 7 4 149 0.02% 0
Independent 2 11 16 11 6 21 9 7 9 13 11 6 9 8 0 137 0.01% 0
Peoples Freedom Front 10 8 3 17 10 13 5 5 9 9 7 1 1 1 99 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 4 3 1 3 11 6 7 5 5 5 4 5 15 2 76 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 77,600 67,900 65,739 67,365 84,767 80,239 78,856 57,716 81,485 77,297 72,405 60,482 67,803 22,055 961,709 100.00% 18
Rejected Votes 3,507 2,431 2,439 2,540 2,903 2,823 3,350 2,251 3,075 2,926 3,214 2,858 2,564 509 37,390
Total Polled 81,107 70,331 68,178 69,905 87,670 83,062 82,206 59,967 84,560 80,223 75,619 63,340 70,367 22,564 990,099
Registered Electors 103,895 90,501 84,780 89,364 114,218 106,334 103,105 77,681 110,100 101,131 98,681 84,290 89,336 1,253,416
Turnout (%) 78.07% 77.71% 80.42% 78.23% 76.76% 78.11% 79.73% 77.20% 76.80% 79.33% 76.63% 75.15% 78.77% 79.71%
Source:[12]

The following candidates were elected:[13]Karu Jayasuriya (UNP), 237,387 preference votes (pv); A. D. Susil Premajayanth (PA), 165,905 pv; Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (PA), 138,859 pv; Anura Bandaranaike (UNP), 99,536 pv; Felix Perera (PA), 96,222 pv; Pandu Bandaranaike (PA), 92,182 pv; Jayalath Jayawardena (UNP), 82,730 pv; Reggie Ranatunga (PA), 79,510 pv; Sarath Keerthiratne (PA), 77,427 pv; John Amaratunga (UNP), 67,104 pv; Edward Gunaserkara (UNP), 65,157 pv; Lionel Gunawardena (PA), 59,777 pv; Joseph Michael Perera (UNP), 59,646 pv; Sarathchandra Peramuna (PA), 52,416 pv; Neil Rupasinghe (PA), 51,500 pv; Suranimala Rajapaksha (UNP), 49,697 pv; Ananda Moonasinghe (PA), 48,863 pv; and Vijitha Herath (JVP), 8,823 pv.

2001 parliamentary general electionEdit

Results of the 12th parliamentary election held on 5 December 2001 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
29,618 32,882 31,434 28,707 32,479 38,219 35,075 27,174 34,904 32,726 33,405 35,678 37,592 437,289 43.94% 9
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
39,531 28,778 29,656 33,199 41,519 34,522 39,498 23,419 37,499 34,348 31,014 21,811 24,651 428,780 43.08% 7
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 9,351 8,665 5,817 7,558 12,791 9,856 7,388 7,589 11,262 9,627 10,143 4,141 6,641 113,990 11.45% 2
Sinhala Heritage 694 549 303 337 1,090 708 548 932 831 633 462 265 513 8,105 0.81% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 330 220 196 291 315 282 296 175 303 267 284 262 220 3,488 0.35% 0
United Socialist Party 47 78 40 45 41 58 60 41 66 61 73 56 62 736 0.07% 0
United Lalith Front 46 47 33 62 41 56 53 35 41 65 62 40 39 623 0.06% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 37 28 12 22 39 21 16 40 39 44 38 15 17 389 0.04% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 42 36 19 18 23 26 25 18 35 24 33 18 15 334 0.03% 0
Independent 6 24 23 25 32 20 30 30 12 40 24 25 18 14 317 0.03% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 22 7 14 17 18 13 16 34 21 11 7 7 34 226 0.02% 0
Independent 5 15 14 11 19 18 14 18 11 17 14 24 12 7 194 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 9 5 4 9 10 16 20 15 14 11 21 10 10 146 0.01% 0
Independent 3 24 11 8 16 8 9 12 8 7 6 15 6 5 136 0.01% 0
Independent 4 10 8 4 10 10 9 14 4 6 11 9 11 4 113 0.01% 0
Independent 2 8 9 4 10 11 10 6 9 12 3 11 7 5 107 0.01% 0
Independent 1 4 7 6 7 7 8 1 3 14 8 10 6 8 100 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 7 1 11 8 10 7 7 6 11 4 7 8 90 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 2 7 6 5 4 3 6 5 6 10 6 3 4 67 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 79,816 71,381 67,593 70,375 88,452 83,870 83,089 59,531 85,123 77,904 75,646 62,373 69,849 995,230 100.00% 18
Rejected Votes 3,490 2,617 2,672 2,569 2,909 2,524 3,143 2,532 3,158 2,906 3,330 3,044 2,791 38,172
Total Polled 83,306 73,998 70,265 72,944 91,361 86,394 86,232 62,063 88,281 80,810 78,976 65,417 72,640 1,033,402
Registered Electors 106,025 93,735 87,050 91,487 116,768 109,799 106,508 79,217 113,172 103,461 100,833 85,784 92,154 1,285,993
Turnout 78.57% 78.94% 80.72% 79.73% 78.24% 78.68% 80.96% 78.35% 78.01% 78.11% 78.32% 76.26% 78.82% 80.36%
Sources:[14][15]

The following candidates were elected:[16]Anura Bandaranaike (PA), 265,160 preference votes (pv); Karu Jayasuriya (UNF), 250,912 pv; Jayalath Jayawardena (UNF), 116,737 pv; Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (PA), 95,591 pv; Joseph Michael Perera (UNF), 86,959 pv; John Amaratunga (UNF), 82,326 pv; Olitha Premathiratne (UNF), 81,302 pv; Pandu Bandaranaike (PA), 78,614 pv; Felix Perera (PA), 73,029 pv; Edward Gunaserkara (UNF), 70,667 pv; Suranimala Rajapaksha(UNF), 60,861 pv; Sarath Chandra Rajakaruna (UNF), 60,776 pv; Sarana Gunawardena (PA), 59,470 pv; Ravindra Randeniya (UNF), 56,449 pv; Reggie Ranatunga (PA) 53,031 pv; Neil Rupasinghe (PA) 48,167 pv; Vijitha Herath (JVP), 13,981 pv; and Anjan Umma (JVP), 10,834 pv.

2004 parliamentary general electionEdit

Results of the 13th parliamentary election held on 2 April 2004 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 45,529 34,502 34,257 40,327 51,944 42,453 41,823 25,774 47,558 41,026 39,853 24,357 28,344 12,216 509,963 51.51% 9
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
24,282 24,696 26,267 23,111 24,652 34,248 31,919 21,450 27,012 28,632 27,523 33,709 34,041 6,030 367,572 37.13% 6
Jathika Hela Urumaya 8,741 11,434 5,666 5,943 11,357 6,009 6,254 10,956 11,194 9,292 6,775 1,759 4,525 2,611 102,516 10.36% 2
National Development Front 189 306 278 164 327 671 637 251 377 339 193 387 478 25 4,622 0.47% 0
United Socialist Party 237 197 234 192 116 236 282 147 178 248 265 277 233 10 2,852 0.29% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 54 57 40 26 53 97 98 51 76 63 46 148 102 21 932 0.09% 0
Independent 10 27 14 26 22 20 23 18 17 16 26 20 14 16 1 260 0.03% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 8 15 17 7 15 4 62 11 25 15 10 4 4 6 203 0.02% 0
Independent 9 13 9 15 13 7 6 10 11 12 9 20 8 16 0 149 0.02% 0
Independent 3 22 9 9 14 17 10 13 6 12 9 16 4 1 1 143 0.01% 0
Swarajya 4 15 5 12 12 5 10 35 12 1 6 4 7 1 129 0.01% 0
Democratic United National Front 4 3 3 6 35 9 4 9 2 4 1 7 20 0 107 0.01% 0
Liberal Party 7 1 4 20 8 8 6 5 5 1 2 4 2 73 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 4 4 3 4 2 4 10 6 7 4 3 7 15 0 73 0.01% 0
Independent 7 6 3 5 2 7 4 11 2 4 4 4 7 6 1 66 0.01% 0
Independent 1 3 4 3 5 3 4 7 4 5 9 1 11 5 1 65 0.01% 0
Independent 4 3 5 2 4 6 3 3 4 3 7 4 4 0 48 0.00% 0
Independent 8 4 3 4 2 4 9 1 4 3 3 4 2 0 43 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 2 3 3 5 6 2 2 4 2 3 3 4 0 42 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 2 7 2 2 1 4 4 1 1 7 2 3 3 1 40 0.00% 0
Independent 6 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 2 4 4 6 1 34 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 7 1 0 1 2 1 5 2 3 2 1 3 0 0 28 0.00% 0
Independent 2 2 1 2 4 3 0 2 2 0 3 2 4 0 0 25 0.00% 0
Independent 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 17 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 79,155 71,292 66,847 69,885 88,597 83,816 81,185 58,753 86,514 79,709 74,759 60,725 67,837 20,928 990,002 100.00% 17
Rejected Votes 3,853 2,585 2,884 3,073 3,485 2,997 3,268 2,396 3,448 3,169 3,677 2,842 2,761 424 40,862
Total Polled 83,008 73,877 69,731 72,958 92,082 86,813 84,453 61,149 89,962 82,878 78,436 63,567 70,598 21,352 1,030,864
Registered Electors 109,731 96,568 90,352 94,755 120,833 113,559 110,706 80,329 117,826 107,679 104,122 88,773 91,912 1,327,145
Turnout 75.65% 76.50% 77.18% 77.00% 76.21% 76.45% 76.29% 76.12% 76.35% 76.97% 75.33% 71.61% 76.81% 77.68%
Source:[17]

The following candidates were elected:[18]Vijitha Herath (UPFA-JVP), 215,540 preference votes (pv); Karu Jayasuriya (UNF-UNP), 202,029 pv; Anura Bandaranaike (UPFA-SLFP), 198,444 pv; Siripala Amarasingha (UPFA-SLFP), 128,633 pv; Anjan Umma (UPFA-JVP), 111,755 pv; Joseph Michael Perera (UNF-UNP), 95,231 pv; Jayalath Jayawardena (UNF-UNP), 93,643 pv; Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (UPFA-SLFP), 90,307 pv; Lasantha Alagiyawanna (UPFA-SLFP), 86,550 pv; John Amaratunga (UNF-UNP), 86,141 pv; Sripathi Sooriyaarachchi (UPFA-SLFP), 76,637 pv; Felix Perera (UPFA-SLFP), 72,616 pv; Pandu Bandaranaike (UPFA-SLFP), 56,715 pv; Sarath Chandra Rajakaruna (UNF-UNP), 55,337 pv; Edward Gunaserkara (UNF-UNP), 44,890 pv; Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala (JHU), 25,154 pv; and Aparekke Punnananda (JHU), 7,389 pv.

Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala (JHU) resigned on 8 October 2004. His replacement was Alawwe Nandaloka (JHU).

Siripala Amarasingha (UPFA-SLFP) resigned on 19 April 2006. His replacement was Sarath Kumara Gunaratna (UPFA-SLFP).[19]

Sripathi Sooriyaarachchi (UPFA-SLFP(M)) was killed on 9 February 2008.[20] His replacement was Reggie Ranatunga (UPFA-SLFP).

Anura Bandaranaike (UPFA-SLFP) died on 16 March 2008.[21] His replacement Sarana Gunawardena (UPFA-SLFP) was sworn in on 6 May 2008.[22]

Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (UPFA-SLFP) was murdered on 6 April 2008.[23] His replacement Dulip Wijeysekara (UPFA-SLFP) was sworn in on 6 May 2008.[22]

Reggie Ranatunga (UPFA-SLFP) died on 31 May 2008.[24] His replacement Neil Rupasinghe (UPFA-SLFP) was sworn in on 6 June 2008.[25]

2004 provincial council electionEdit

Results of the 4th Western provincial council election held on 10 July 2004 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 34,731 27,163 26,522 31,198 37,572 32,434 31,872 21,286 36,457 32,425 30,664 22,098 21,174 7,285 392,881 61.35% 24
United National Party 12,614 16,802 17,611 14,615 14,460 20,082 16,959 14,923 16,371 17,925 16,991 15,928 20,792 2,830 218,903 34.19% 14
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 4,653 2,631 15 379 24 25 387 1,209 790 1,183 1,575 3,447 287 16 16,621 2.60% 1
Western People's Front 11 12 9 9 14 127 86 419 32 11 29 413 1,626 0 2,798 0.44% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 114 67 1,200 29 111 39 431 82 137 195 40 19 48 52 2,564 0.40% 0
United Socialist Party 173 219 190 187 127 187 183 180 177 194 191 165 224 22 2,419 0.38% 0
National Development Front 113 128 143 94 134 365 411 98 166 152 84 206 260 7 2,361 0.37% 0
Independent 3 478 11 32 27 14 7 6 1 13 8 179 4 8 6 794 0.12% 0
Independent 4 29 16 17 17 20 16 18 7 22 34 20 18 17 7 258 0.04% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 18 15 20 18 16 16 18 7 14 21 11 20 34 8 236 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 29 12 6 8 8 7 8 17 18 12 12 10 11 1 159 0.02% 0
Liberal Party 6 11 4 29 11 10 10 5 13 9 9 9 12 4 142 0.02% 0
Independent 1 14 4 6 5 8 8 10 8 9 10 9 9 4 6 110 0.02% 0
Independent 2 9 3 5 11 4 6 8 14 4 11 8 5 11 1 100 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 52,992 47,094 45,780 46,626 52,523 53,329 50,407 38,256 54,223 52,190 49,822 42,351 44,508 10,245 640,346 100.00% 39
Rejected Votes 3,649 2,608 2,400 2,647 3,434 3,183 3,028 2,668 3,176 3,335 3,009 2,177 2,727 749 38,790
Total Polled 56,641 49,702 48,180 49,273 55,957 56,512 53,435 40,924 57,399 55,525 52,831 44,528 47,235 10,994 679,136
Registered Electors 109,731 96,568 90,352 94,755 120,833 113,559 110,706 80,329 117,826 107,679 104,122 88,773 91,912 1,327,145
Turnout 51.62% 51.47% 53.32% 52.00% 46.31% 49.76% 48.27% 50.95% 48.72% 51.57% 50.74% 50.16% 51.39% 51.17%
Source:[26]

The following candidates were elected:[26] R.A. Waruna Deepthi Rajapaksha (UPFA), 56,118 preference votes (pv); Prasanna Ranathunga (UPFA), 46,135 pv; R.A. Eraj Crishantha de Alwis (UPFA), 43,064 pv; Ashoka Sapumal Ranwala (UPFA), 35,623 pv; Ananda Ranjith Rupasinghe (UPFA), 34,614 pv; Arachchige Ganepola Dulip Pandula Perera Wijesekara (UPFA), 34,509 pv; Arachchige Ileperuma Sunil Wijerathna (UPFA), 33,496 pv; I. Gihan Wijesinghe (UPFA), 32,992 pv; Antony Nimal Lanza (UPFA), 31,502 pv; Appuhamilage Sardhathissa Sakalasuriya (UPFA), 31,356 pv; Arachchige Sarath Kumara Gunarathna (UPFA), 29,411 pv; Undikkunda Arachchige Nandaseeli (UPFA), 29,107 pv; M. Kulasiri de Silva (UPFA), 28,326 pv; Komitige Meril Perera (UPFA), 27,513 pv; H. Wimalasena Silva (UPFA), 26,865 pv; Nandana Mendis (UPFA), 26,083 pv; S. Kinsley Kasthuriarachchi (UPFA), 25,739 pv; Lalith Wanigarathna (UPFA), 24,710 pv; Gunasiri Jayanath (UPFA), 24,480 pv; Kalupathirannahalage Don Gamini Gunarathna (UNP), 23,947 pv; Arachchilage Sisira Jayakody (UPFA), 23,859 pv; Upul Deva Wanawasa Rununage (UNP), 23,632 pv; U. George Perera (UNP), 23,339 pv; Ashantha Namal Gunawardhana (UPFA), 22,097 pv; Chandana Jayakody (UPFA), 21,907 pv; Arachchige Don Nihal Caneesius Premasiri Jayawardhana (UPFA), 21,694 pv; Lowrence Madiwela (UNP), 21,591 pv; Uthuwan Pathirannehelage Chandrasoma Saranalal (UNP), 21,458 pv; R. Waragoda (UPFA), 21,446 pv; Araliya Kankanamalage Paul Perera (UNP), 21,195 pv; Edward Silva Digirige (UNP), 20,629 pv; Athige Sirikamal Feleshian de Silva (UNP), 18,637 pv; Mallikaarachchige Clarance Thushara Perera (UNP), 17,868 pv; Appuhamilage Kithsiri Manchanayake (UNP), 15,757 pv; Ananda Samarasekara (UNP), 15,529 pv; Palitha Lihiniyakumara (UNP), 15,066 pv; Abhayasiri Ramanayake (UNP), 14,996 pv; Welisarage Douglas Morine Fernando (UNP), 14,246 pv; and M.S.M. Raheem (SLMC), 3,001 pv.

2005 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 5th presidential election held on 17 November 2005 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 52,393 43,249 39,347 45,849 62,018 46,950 49,095 33,179 56,759 49,509 45,537 24,236 31,446 17,131 596,698 54.78%
Ranil Wickramasinghe UNP 33,171 34,685 34,945 30,306 34,376 42,606 40,473 28,676 37,772 37,801 36,345 40,805 40,984 8,819 481,764 44.23%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 252 155 217 227 197 196 258 130 211 259 227 252 200 9 2,790 0.26%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 214 183 179 238 191 167 195 142 198 179 196 141 141 7 2,371 0.22%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 208 118 115 129 168 175 177 101 155 162 145 92 151 87 1,983 0.18%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 83 47 79 61 70 54 79 37 55 74 85 75 47 10 856 0.08%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 63 42 46 51 55 51 84 23 60 42 38 37 37 2 631 0.06%
Anura De Silva ULF 40 28 51 52 46 56 52 26 42 59 70 46 39 2 609 0.06%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 48 41 48 56 42 45 43 20 50 38 62 34 37 6 570 0.05%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 37 23 36 39 31 19 31 23 35 36 42 42 22 2 418 0.04%
Wije Dias SEP 35 21 15 28 29 29 18 20 29 29 28 25 31 6 343 0.03%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 16 7 15 11 9 11 13 5 10 22 13 16 8 1 157 0.01%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 8 2 7 8 9 3 10 5 4 10 13 1 5 2 87 0.01%
Valid Votes 86,568 78,601 75,100 77,055 97,241 90,362 90,528 62,387 95,380 88,220 82,801 65,802 73,148 26,084 1,089,277 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,090 754 680 669 944 973 977 708 901 947 982 799 873 427 11,724
Total Polled 87,658 79,355 75,780 77,724 98,185 91,335 91,505 63,095 96,281 89,167 83,783 66,601 74,021 26,511 1,101,001
Registered Electors 112,898 99,193 93,677 97,143 124,714 117,040 114,595 80,301 122,039 111,211 107,553 89,361 94,455 1,364,180
Turnout 77.64% 80.00% 80.89% 80.01% 78.73% 78.04% 79.85% 78.57% 78.89% 80.18% 77.90% 74.53% 78.37% 80.71%
Source:[27]

2009 provincial council electionEdit

Results of the 5th Western provincial council election held on 25 April 2009 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 51,661 45,061 42,097 48,383 60,210 50,015 53,286 32,388 59,679 55,692 45,740 32,475 36,467 11,376 624,530 69.07% 27
United National Party 12,763 18,241 17,387 14,315 16,968 23,430 21,921 14,694 18,163 17,466 17,728 17,823 22,657 2,700 236,256 26.13% 10
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,553 1,689 1,063 1,313 2,590 1,853 1,385 1,406 2,270 1,503 2,223 777 1,303 563 21,491 2.38% 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 4,321 2,086 53 159 9 97 610 1,521 984 941 1,352 3,558 2,291 32 18,014 1.99% 1
Democratic Unity Alliance 376 88 14 16 44 59 48 87 120 55 155 83 276 3 1,424 0.16% 0
United Socialist Party 29 41 56 46 28 57 59 50 51 40 71 54 71 4 657 0.07% 0
Independent 4 42 32 35 56 69 48 57 32 54 41 36 32 34 0 568 0.06% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 10 36 6 5 15 289 34 11 9 6 2 26 37 1 487 0.05% 0
National Development Front 15 24 13 17 15 16 20 13 25 21 19 16 15 0 229 0.03% 0
Independent 2 28 12 1 3 4 2 9 23 16 7 10 18 14 0 147 0.02% 0
Democratic United National Front 4 3 1 2 3 17 4 12 5 5 3 1 46 1 107 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 8 9 6 8 8 4 8 8 6 10 3 6 8 3 95 0.01% 0
Independent 1 8 2 4 4 5 5 4 3 6 8 5 7 7 2 70 0.01% 0
Independent 3 6 4 1 7 4 5 4 7 6 3 5 3 4 1 60 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 7 1 1 2 4 3 1 1 5 2 6 14 4 4 55 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 70,831 67,329 60,738 64,336 79,976 75,900 77,450 50,256 81,399 75,800 67,358 54,893 63,234 14,690 904,190 100.00% 39
Rejected Votes 2,436 1,789 1,910 1,792 2,295 2,183 2,639 1,632 2,325 2,310 2,324 1,912 2,232 391 28,170
Total Polled 73,267 69,118 62,648 66,128 82,271 78,083 80,089 51,888 83,724 78,110 69,682 56,805 65,466 15,081 932,360
Registered Electors 119,299 106,550 98,572 103,058 132,375 126,026 125,510 83,239 132,781 119,350 113,421 94,871 103,243 1,458,295
Turnout 61.41% 64.87% 63.56% 64.17% 62.15% 61.96% 63.81% 62.34% 63.05% 65.45% 61.44% 59.88% 63.41% 63.93%
Source:[28]

The following candidates were elected:[29] Prasanna Ranathunga (UPFA), 186,338 preference votes (pv); Antony Nimal Lanza (UPFA), 31,502 pv; 76,156 pv; Pradeep Perera (UPFA), 62,948 pv; I.A. Sunil Wijerarhna (UPFA), 58,444; Lalith Wanigarathna (UPFA), 53,773 pv; Dinendra Ruwan Wijewardhane (UNP); 53,756 pv; Arachchilage Sisira Jayakody (UPFA), 49,975 pv; Ranjith Rupasinghe (UPFA), 49,058 pv; Arachchi Chandrika Sakalasooriya (UPFA), 48,852 pv; Komitige Meril Perera (UPFA), 48,176 pv; Ananda Harishchandra De Silva Kadupiti (UPFA), 47,687 pv; H.M.G.B. Kotakadeniya (UPFA), 47,139 pv; Kokila Harshini Gunawardane (UPFA), 46,997 pv; Gunasiri Jayantha (UPFA), 42,068 pv; Arachchige Don Nihal Caneesius Premasiri Jayawardhana (UPFA), 40,142 pv; Agamuthugalage Sandya Siriwardhana (UPFA), 39,542 pv; Arachchige Ganepola Ravindra Prassad Perera Wijesekara (UPFA), 38,836 pv; Harshana Supun Rajakaruna (UNP), 37,485 pv; A. Ajith Kumara Mannapperuma (UNP), 37,330 pv; Marasinghe Pathirajalage Lionel Jayasinghe (UPFA), 37,240 pv; Upali Gunarathna (UPFA), 33,795 pv; Mallika Arachchige Clerance Thushara Perera (UPFA), 33,441 pv; A.A. Kuruppu Achchiralalage Kamal Kuruppu (UPFA), 31,332 pv; M. Shrinath Sudesh Mahendra Perera (UNP), 30,843 pv; Chandana Jayakody (UPFA), 29,663 pv; Asiri Bastian Koralage Randeer Rodrigo (UPFA), 29,072 pv; U. George Perera (UNP), 29,033 pv; N. Darshana Mallawa (UPFA), 28,311 pv; Shalitha Lakshman Wijesundara (UPFA), 27,951 pv; R.P. Dilip Kumara Rajapaksha (UPFA), 27,399 pv; W.K.D. Rehensiri Waragoda (UPFA), 27,336 pv; Innocent Sooriyabandarahe Don Doltan Janaka (UPFA), 26,186 pv; Appuhamilage Kithsiri Manchanayake (UNP), 23,804 pv; Amba Ahage Margret Rose Fernando (UNP), 22,439 pv; Udena Wijerathna (UNP), 19,607 pv; Araliya Kankanamalage Paul Perera (UNP), 18,705 pv; Amarasekara P.A.D.G.I. Shirantha (UNP), 18,472 pv; A.A. Mohamed Shaffi Raheem (SLMC), 12,344 pv; and R.A. Waruna Deepthi Rajapaksha (JVP), 5,689 pv.

2010 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 6th presidential election held on 26 January 2010 for the district:

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 61,337 52,066 48,149 56,758 71,811 56,726 59,558 36,242 69,085 60,318 54,697 32,125 39,316 20,528 718,716 61.66%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 30,110 31,762 28,518 23,619 32,262 39,701 38,605 26,740 34,807 33,057 30,169 36,669 38,789 9,698 434,506 37.28%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 136 102 197 124 122 149 150 124 136 235 160 187 215 22 2,059 0.18%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 202 118 145 208 129 140 117 84 216 184 168 122 140 6 1,979 0.17%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 121 91 108 137 114 73 142 67 123 111 131 69 82 10 1,379 0.12%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 91 68 90 81 78 73 105 85 98 101 101 138 110 11 1,230 0.11%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 77 100 61 59 65 77 72 90 76 54 89 67 97 8 992 0.09%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 57 54 55 74 55 45 82 24 49 49 74 35 50 7 710 0.06%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 60 28 44 38 43 31 34 31 42 39 65 34 35 2 526 0.05%
Lal Perera ONF 47 40 38 31 35 35 48 27 36 43 43 50 48 3 524 0.04%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 46 25 24 25 40 32 54 18 40 49 30 48 60 19 510 0.04%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 49 35 43 37 40 34 46 28 28 38 38 32 50 2 500 0.04%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 41 34 41 29 35 40 40 28 36 45 58 27 37 8 499 0.04%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 26 20 15 17 11 15 37 13 17 19 22 48 42 1 303 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 26 8 14 20 15 23 25 16 24 18 10 14 22 3 238 0.02%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 19 14 12 13 18 17 12 10 15 14 7 14 8 0 173 0.01%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 15 10 16 12 6 10 14 7 23 14 16 7 11 7 168 0.01%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 11 7 9 12 8 11 16 9 11 13 16 11 12 0 146 0.01%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 10 8 17 6 6 24 10 7 6 9 10 7 12 3 135 0.01%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 14 7 11 10 21 10 8 8 8 6 11 7 5 4 130 0.01%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 9 10 9 6 9 7 13 7 12 10 10 10 10 1 123 0.01%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 11 4 8 8 4 6 9 6 17 9 8 2 9 1 102 0.01%
Valid Votes 92,515 84,611 77,624 81,324 104,927 97,279 99,197 63,671 104,905 94,435 85,933 69,723 79,160 30,344 1,165,648 100.00%
Rejected Votes 645 629 476 484 682 692 767 584 629 618 719 650 830 555 8,960
Total Polled 93,160 85,240 78,100 81,808 105,609 97,971 99,964 64,255 105,534 95,053 86,652 70,373 79,990 30,899 1,174,608
Registered Electors 120,900 107,786 99,742 104,155 133,606 127,821 127,421 83,105 134,581 120,860 114,566 96,028 103,893 1,474,464
Turnout 77.06% 79.08% 78.30% 78.54% 79.05% 76.65% 78.45% 77.32% 78.42% 78.65% 75.64% 73.28% 76.99% 79.66%
Source:[2]

2010 parliamentary general electionEdit

Results of the 14th parliamentary election held on 8 April 2010 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Attana
-galla
Biy-
agma
Divula
-pitiya
Dompe Gamp
-aha
Ja-Ela Katana Kela
-niya
Mahara Minuwan
-goda
Miri-
gama
Neg-
ombo
Wattala
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 51,172 41,478 38,957 46,356 58,268 43,920 49,766 30,276 55,327 49,033 45,428 26,076 31,444 21,975 589,476 63.37% 12
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
15,912 20,438 18,026 14,185 17,976 26,397 22,919 16,479 20,387 19,295 17,971 23,987 26,659 5,892 266,523 28.65% 5
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 5,626 5,089 2,931 3,709 7,188 6,544 5,228 5,322 7,027 5,270 4,491 3,463 4,929 2,930 69,747 7.50% 1
Independent 2 5 47 65 23 47 223 418 37 83 91 15 239 166 10 1,469 0.16% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 36 13 64 34 69 83 52 15 22 31 63 19 87 37 625 0.07% 0
National Development Front 30 15 32 22 18 19 54 20 23 47 18 88 18 5 409 0.04% 0
Independent 9 23 13 18 18 25 21 27 21 18 30 24 19 16 6 279 0.03% 0
United National Alternative Front 22 14 12 15 21 16 22 20 19 13 12 13 24 6 229 0.02% 0
Independent 13 6 13 6 11 34 8 1 15 7 42 38 11 10 5 207 0.02% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 22 2 4 14 12 10 12 6 4 13 10 50 9 9 177 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 13 7 4 5 13 10 10 9 15 14 10 8 8 8 134 0.01% 0
Independent 15 9 8 5 3 12 6 12 14 13 6 16 4 7 5 120 0.01% 0
Independent 11 12 6 15 9 11 6 8 4 3 3 4 11 16 0 108 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 4 7 3 2 9 8 6 8 15 5 1 8 1 2 79 0.01% 0
Independent 8 6 2 6 4 2 6 18 4 1 9 6 4 5 3 76 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 6 5 4 3 7 6 3 4 8 5 3 5 6 1 66 0.01% 0
Independent 5 2 1 6 2 8 6 11 2 4 1 3 5 11 3 65 0.01% 0
Independent 14 8 0 1 4 4 7 3 3 9 6 6 3 5 4 63 0.01% 0
Independent 3 9 3 2 4 6 3 7 7 1 3 5 2 1 1 54 0.01% 0
Independent 10 6 0 0 2 14 4 2 2 6 5 4 2 3 1 51 0.01% 0
Independent 1 5 5 3 3 3 7 2 4 4 3 2 3 2 4 50 0.01% 0
Independent 7 3 3 0 3 4 4 6 6 1 4 3 1 5 2 45 0.00% 0
Independent 6 3 6 2 0 3 2 3 3 3 2 4 6 3 2 42 0.00% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 1 2 4 3 3 6 2 1 0 2 5 1 6 4 40 0.00% 0
Independent 4 4 1 2 3 3 2 5 2 1 2 3 4 6 1 39 0.00% 0
United Lanka Great Council 1 4 2 2 2 3 3 0 1 3 4 3 3 0 31 0.00% 0
Independent 12 2 1 0 0 6 2 0 1 5 1 1 4 6 0 29 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 72,948 67,183 60,174 64,439 83,768 77,329 78,600 52,285 83,007 73,939 68,150 54,039 63,456 30,916 930,233 100.00% 18
Rejected Votes 3,774 2,998 4,017 3,518 3,930 4,208 5,021 2,668 3,925 3,675 3,522 3,711 4,328 939 50,234
Total Polled 76,722 70,181 64,191 67,957 87,698 81,537 83,621 54,953 86,932 77,614 71,672 57,750 67,784 31,855 980,467
Registered Electors 120,900 107,786 99,742 104,155 133,606 127,821 127,421 83,105 134,581 120,860 114,566 96,028 103,893 1,474,464
Turnout 63.46% 65.11% 64.36% 65.25% 65.64% 63.79% 65.63% 66.12% 64.59% 64.22% 62.56% 60.14% 65.24% 66.50%
Source:[30]

The following candidates were elected:[31]Basil Rajapaksa (UPFA-SLFP), 425,861 preference votes (pv); Sudarshani Fernandopulle (UPFA), 186,140 pv; Mervyn Silva (UPFA-SLFP), 151,085 pv; Athuraliye Rathana (UPFA-JHU), 112,010 pv; Ruwan Wijewardene (UNF), 88,850 pv; Upeksha Swarnamali (UNF), 81,350 pv; Felix Perera (UPFA-SLFP), 69,938 pv; Ruwan Ranatunga (UPFA), 66,488 pv; Lasantha Alagiyawanna (UPFA-SLFP), 65,939 pv; Sarana Gunawardena (UPFA-SLFP), 61,150 pv; Karu Jayasuriya (UNF-UNP), 60,310 pv; Jayalath Jayawardena (UNF-UNP), 58,302 pv; John Amaratunga (UNF-UNP), 52,331 pv; Dulip Wijeysekara (UPFA-SLFP), 51,469 pv; Wasantha Senanayake (UPFA), 51,124 pv; Vijitha Herath (DNA-JVP), 50,967 pv; Pandu Bandaranaike (UPFA-SLFP), 49,613 pv; and Sarath Kumara Gunaratna (UPFA-SLFP), 46,040 pv.

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