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Jaffna Electoral District is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka. The district covers the administrative districts of Jaffna and Kilinochchi in the Northern province. The district currently elects 9 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 529,239 registered electors in 2014.[2]

Jaffna
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
ProvinceNorthern
Polling divisions11
Population696,253 (2011)[1]
Electorate529,239 (2014)[2]
Current Electoral District
Created1978
Seats
  • 11 (1989–94)
  • 10 (1994–00)
  • 9 (2000–present)
MPs
Provincial CouncilNorthern
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Election resultsEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

1982 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 1st presidential election held on 20 October 1982:[3]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 9,742 9,319 6,065 8,353 9,822 4,984 7,514 8,979 5,367 5,779 9,741 1,598 87,263 40.03%
  Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 6,128 3,258 9,523 3,393 4,188 13,678 9,008 4,330 6,348 8,155 7,770 1,431 77,300 35.46%
  J. R. Jayewardene UNP 3,629 6,419 3,771 4,067 3,616 3,546 4,463 4,831 3,198 2,282 3,700 1,253 44,780 20.54%
  Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 419 134 310 157 171 423 483 332 217 353 257 120 3,376 1.55%
  Rohana Wijeweera JVP 204 176 341 119 188 379 559 244 189 208 380 111 3,098 1.42%
  Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 125 186 184 98 102 182 298 243 150 224 255 129 2,186 1.00%
Valid Votes 20,247 19,502 20,194 16,187 18,087 23,282 22,330 18,959 15,469 17,001 22,103 4,642 218,003 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,205 711 1.078 943 1,012 1,023 1,069 894 585 816 1,076 198 10,610
Total Polled 21,452 20,213 21,272 17,130 19,099 24,305 23,399 19,853 16,054 17,817 23,179 4,840 228,613
Registered Electors 44,597 42,296 51,681 42,563 39,773 49,577 48,930 49,233 34,859 43,990 46,206 493,705
Turnout (%) 48.10% 47.79% 41.16% 40.25% 48.02% 49.02% 47.82% 40.32% 46.05% 40.50% 50.16% 46.31%

1988 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 2nd presidential election held on 19 December 1988:[4]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Total Votes %
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 3,704 3,546 3,117 3,264 4,064 5,833 3,491 3,362 3,921 3,400 6,495 44,197 36.82%
Ossie Abeygunasekera SLPP 4,023 3,616 3,840 4,503 2,596 4,325 5,089 2,924 2,910 3,120 5,252 42,198 35.15%
  Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 2,300 3,475 2,364 4,628 3,793 2,493 4,006 2,000 2,620 1,662 4,309 33,650 28.03%
Valid Votes 10,027 10,637 9,321 12,395 10,453 12,651 12,586 8,286 9,451 8,182 16,056 120,045 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,035 479 451 596 378 733 891 482 772 303 2,397 8,517
Total Polled 11,062 11,116 9,772 12,991 10,831 13,384 13,477 8,768 10,223 8,485 18,453 128,562
Registered Electors 51,595 49,229 60,386 49,481 53,604 56,450 58,320 61,936 40,175 52,084 58,522 591,782
Turnout (%) 21.44% 22.58% 16.18% 26.25% 20.21% 23.71% 23.11% 14.16% 25.45% 16.29% 31.53% 21.72%

1994 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 3rd presidential election held on 9 November 1994:[5]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 63 1,143 116 14,761 174 11 18 21 8 24 539 56 16,934 96.35%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 1 15 3 291 0 0 0 0 0 00 31 0 341 1.94%
  Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 6 108 6 83 9 1 0 2 0 2 6 0 223 1.27%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 0 1 1 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 36 0.20%
  G. A. Nihal SLPF 0 4 0 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 25 0.14%
  A. J. Ranashinge Ind 1 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0.09%
Valid Votes 70 1,272 127 15,193 186 12 18 23 8 26 584 56 17,575 100.00%
Rejected Votes 3 7 0 120 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 141
Total Polled 73 1,279 127 15,313 193 12 18 23 8 26 588 56 17,716
Registered Electors 51,717 50,045 60,417 49,504 55,995 56,496 58,382 62,372 40,336 52,153 58,949 62 596,366
Turnout (%) 0.14% 2.56% 0.21% 30.93% 0.34% 0.02% 0.03% 0.04% 0.02% 0.05% 1.00% 90.32% 2.97%

1999 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 4th presidential election held on 21 December 1999:[6]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 3,430 3,471 5,324 3,377 593 6,607 9,194 5,125 3,062 4,664 6,854 342 52,043 46.65%
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 7,494 3,263 2,271 3,580 1,262 5,941 5,003 4,834 4,270 5,685 4,232 170 48,005 43.03%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 356 151 208 154 33 332 386 328 258 417 466 305 3,394 3.04%
  W. V. M. Ranjith Ind 2 127 57 197 108 26 335 311 113 95 210 293 1 1,873 1.68%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 109 28 158 62 22 265 191 95 72 138 228 0 1,368 1.23%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 158 46 90 84 31 161 126 47 80 88 125 5 1,041 0.93%
  T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 84 25 81 45 11 122 104 49 65 118 127 0 831 0.74%
  Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 77 22 93 40 12 133 115 54 58 72 139 3 818 0.73%
  Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 51 10 49 31 6 111 55 41 32 88 77 1 552 0.49%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 33 14 58 34 3 84 73 29 34 53 71 1 487 0.44%
  Nandana Gunathilake JVP 68 11 24 50 6 49 57 18 33 44 53 0 413 0.37%
A. W. Premawardhana PFF 62 7 25 32 3 78 40 24 31 51 49 1 403 0.36%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 49 8 28 20 8 55 36 21 28 41 49 0 340 0.30%
Valid Votes 12,098 7,113 8,606 7,617 2,016 14,273 15,691 10,778 8,118 11,669 12,760 829 111,568 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,059 314 321 419 117 577 714 384 453 737 767 119 5,981
Total Polled 13,157 7,427 8,927 8,036 2,133 14,850 16,405 11,162 8,571 12,406 13,527 948 117,549
Registered Electors 53,247 51,581 61,514 50,885 56,792 58,751 62,002 63,799 42,304 53,545 58,350 612,770
Turnout (%) 24.71% 14.40% 14.51% 15.79% 3.76% 25.28% 26.46% 17.50% 20.26% 23.17% 23.18% 19.18%

2005 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 5th presidential election held on 17 November 2005:[7]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes %
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 33 301 148 98 1 267 256 198 25 52 191 1,405 2,548 5,523 70.20%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 10 124 97 139 0 54 64 100 9 11 53 327 979 1,967 25.00%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 109 1 120 1.53%
  Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 2 4 2 3 0 14 11 2 0 0 3 5 26 72 0.92%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 0 2 3 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 3 4 12 34 0.43%
  A. K. J. Arachchige DUA 1 1 3 4 0 2 3 4 0 0 0 3 10 31 0.39%
  Wije Dias SEP 1 1 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 4 29 0.37%
  Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 2 1 2 2 0 5 1 0 1 0 2 7 1 24 0.31%
Anura De Silva ULF 0 0 2 1 0 4 3 1 0 0 1 3 6 21 0.27%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 4 4 16 0.20%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 15 0.19%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 12 0.15%
H. S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0.05%
Valid Votes 50 438 260 263 1 362 340 308 35 64 263 1,885 3,599 7,868 100.00%
Rejected Votes 3 17 7 13 0 26 17 5 4 1 15 441 107 656
Total Polled 53 455 267 276 1 388 357 313 39 65 278 2,326 3,706 8,524
Registered Electors 62,022 62,089 67,133 52,986 89,454 63,752 68,783 70,251 47,188 55,499 62,781 701,938
Turnout (%) 0.08% 0.73% 0.40% 0.52% 0.00% 0.61% 0.52% 0.45% 0.08% 0.12% 0.44% 1.21%

2010 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 6th presidential election held on 26 January 2010:[8]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes %
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Sarath Fonseka NDF 11,599 7,914 8,216 3,976 4,717 13,151 13,390 11,543 8,585 8,974 11,712 3,173 6,927 113,877 63.84%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 4,567 3,296 4,559 4,611 991 4,538 5,749 3,554 2,361 2,545 4,247 892 2,244 44,154 24.75%
M. C. M. Ismail DUNF 323 107 254 283 199 528 391 196 223 301 326 6 233 3,370 1.89%
C. J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 493 139 283 144 45 471 447 231 227 314 486 4 41 3,325 1.86%
  M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 348 126 207 284 42 306 231 173 326 334 500 263 65 3,205 1.80%
A. A. Suraweera NDF 141 50 169 136 28 160 189 73 73 97 164 2 28 1,310 0.73%
  Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 121 41 88 56 23 151 173 89 100 78 139 49 20 1,128 0.63%
  Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 113 18 68 42 19 146 122 68 47 68 110 1 18 840 0.47%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 94 29 59 32 26 112 106 50 44 68 71 6 35 732 0.41%
Lal Perera ONF 55 30 56 30 32 98 101 52 43 61 106 0 32 696 0.39%
  Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 82 31 70 38 10 93 105 52 34 71 85 1 11 683 0.38%
Wije Dias SEP 92 20 32 94 19 68 62 25 43 58 127 1 16 657 0.37%
A. S. P. Liyanage SLLP 80 31 59 43 23 100 85 54 24 50 75 0 21 645 0.36%
  W. V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 59 27 51 60 27 83 66 31 39 47 63 2 16 571 0.32%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 67 23 35 33 12 64 63 37 41 57 71 3 12 518 0.29%
  Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 85 19 43 36 8 72 48 31 27 41 62 1 12 485 0.27%
  M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 71 10 49 15 10 84 56 27 35 43 75 0 10 485 0.27%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 47 8 35 18 13 67 45 36 24 38 63 0 18 412 0.23%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 45 11 37 15 8 65 51 13 20 31 51 1 10 358 0.20%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 41 12 19 12 8 64 35 16 30 38 70 2 4 351 0.20%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 36 7 28 16 11 53 41 20 20 21 46 2 6 307 0.17%
M. B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 31 11 23 9 9 34 38 20 22 20 35 1 7 260 0.15%
Valid Votes 18,590 11,960 14,440 9,983 6,280 20,508 21,594 16,391 12,388 13,355 18,684 4,410 9,786 178,369 100.00%
Rejected Votes 860 454 493 338 286 625 881 557 440 600 752 116 361 6,763
Total Polled 19,450 12,414 14,933 10,321 6,566 21,133 22,475 16,948 12,828 13,955 19,436 4,526 10,147 185,132
Registered Electors 65,141 64,714 69,082 53,111 90,811 65,798 71,114 72,558 48,613 56,426 63,991 721,359
Turnout 29.86% 19.18% 21.62% 19.43% 7.23% 32.12% 31.60% 23.36% 26.39% 24.73% 30.37% 25.66%

2015 presidential electionEdit

Results of the 7th presidential election held on 8 January 2015:[2]

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Maithripala Sirisena NDF 23,520 17,994 18,729 8,144 38,856 27,161 26,958 24,929 17,388 18,137 20,873 10,885 253,574 74.42%
  Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 5,599 4,502 5,705 5,959 13,300 6,211 7,225 5,405 4,213 3,937 7,791 4,607 74,454 21.85%
Maulawi Ibrahim Mohanmed Mishlar UPF 215 71 169 67 215 213 155 112 96 125 163 19 1,620 0.48%
A. S. P. Liyanage SLLP 142 81 125 70 161 193 178 110 87 108 133 10 1,398 0.41%
Namal Ajith Rajapaksa ONF 123 41 102 55 184 180 123 52 65 93 108 24 1,150 0.34%
  Aithurus M. Illias Ind 97 41 94 38 123 114 137 74 49 82 107 22 978 0.29%
Ratnayake Arachchige Sirisena PNF 127 52 87 51 180 105 96 55 59 79 78 9 978 0.29%
  Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 96 66 105 34 115 118 128 79 47 50 122 15 975 0.29%
Ruwanthileke Peduru ULPP 81 40 77 33 149 156 103 67 59 65 102 10 942 0.28%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 76 33 61 30 106 88 71 34 44 59 67 8 677 0.20%
  Sundaram Mahendran NSSP 56 27 38 22 77 73 69 50 41 47 50 73 623 0.18%
  Pani Wijesiriwardene SEP 51 24 40 63 92 77 60 35 18 53 90 12 615 0.18%
Duminda Nagamuwa FSP 69 31 51 26 66 89 69 40 38 43 78 10 610 0.18%
Muthu Bandara Theminimulla AACAAK 62 33 58 11 56 93 69 44 28 45 66 3 568 0.17%
  Anurudha Polgampola Ind 51 14 59 18 63 56 63 44 36 44 55 5 508 0.15%
Prasanna Priyankara DNM 29 15 40 16 39 51 44 34 22 30 30 10 360 0.11%
Battaramulle Seelarathana JSP 29 11 42 19 41 41 43 22 11 24 39 7 329 0.10%
Jayantha Kulathunga ULGC 19 12 19 14 37 22 20 15 12 17 23 4 214 0.06%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 14 8 15 8 26 33 16 11 7 14 22 4 178 0.05%
Valid Votes 30,456 23,096 25,616 14,678 53,886 35,074 35,627 31,212 22,320 23,052 29,997 15,737 340,751 100.00%
Rejected Votes 953 423 822 495 1,940 1,138 960 660 576 574 1,043 454 10,038
Total Polled 31,409 23,519 26,438 15,173 55,826 36,212 36,587 31,872 22,896 23,626 31,040 16,191 350,789
Registered Electors 51,702 33,050 63,217 22,057 79,093 55,891 54,567 46,699 36,138 39,204 47,621 529,239
Turnout 60.75% 71.16% 41.82% 68.79% 70.58% 64.79% 67.05% 68.25% 63.36% 60.26% 65.18% 66.28%

Parliamentary general electionsEdit

1989 parliamentary electionEdit

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Independent (EROS) 7,851 18,688 14,801 17,108 8,576 17,846 18,521 21,123 5,860 1,587 17,814 565 150,340 62.68% 8
  Tamil United Liberation Front (ENDLF, EPRLF, TELO, TULF) 6,350 5,323 9,073 3,706 8,850 6,717 6,048 4,211 2,428 1,178 5,827 302 60,013 25.02% 3
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 553 3,387 500 466 669 815 592 410 275 84 682 6 8,439 3.52% 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front (PLOTE) 581 409 1,199 572 740 1,073 1,252 531 384 171 1,050 31 7,993 3.33% 0
  All Ceylon Tamil Congress 985 1,410 532 391 565 852 535 1,137 342 127 541 193 7,610 3.17% 0
  United National Party (CWC, UNP) 339 470 388 354 1,522 421 496 320 569 46 470 65 5,460 2.28% 0
Valid Votes 16,659 29,687 26,493 22,597 20,922 27,724 27,444 27,732 9,858 3,193 26,384 1,162 239,855 100.00% 11
Rejected Votes 3,254 1,649 2,817 2,577 3,603 2,954 2,453 1,375 894 380 3,217 30 25,203
Total Polled 19,913 31,336 29,310 25,174 24,525 30,678 29,897 29,107 10,752 3,573 29,601 1,192 265,058
Registered Electors 51,374 49,068 60,282 49,401 53,421 56,413 58,166 61,624 40,060 51,943 58,770 1,688 592,210
Turnout 38.76% 63.86% 48.62% 50.96% 45.91% 54.38% 51.40% 47.23% 26.84% 6.88% 50.37% 70.62% 44.76%

The following candidates were elected:[9] Eliyathamby Ratnasabapathy (EROS), 40,947 preference votes (pv); Eliyathamby Pararasasingam (EROS), 36,340 pv; S. Sivamaharajah (EROS), 22,622 pv; K. Navaratnam (EPRLF), 22,255 pv; Arunasalam Ponniah Selliah (EROS), 20,747 pv; Suresh Premachandran (EPRLF), 20,738 pv; G. Yogasangari (EPRLF), 20,223 pv; Thambu Loganathapillai (EROS), 17,616 pv; Sebastiyampillai Edward (EROS), 17,429 pv; Kanapathy Selvanayagam (EROS), 14,440 pv; and Joseph George Rajenthiram (EROS), 13,928 pv.

G. Yogasangari (EPRLF) was killed on 19 June 1990.[10]

1994 parliamentary electionEdit

Results of the 10th parliamentary election held on 16 August 1994:[11]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Independent 2 (EPDP) 13 76 93 9,944 2 40 4 8 3 5 556 0 10,744 79.71% 9
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 62 1,914 4 56 56 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 2,098 15.56% 1
Independent 1 (EROS, PLOTE, TELO) 2 26 15 214 6 17 8 9 31 1 43 2 374 2.77% 0
  Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front 2 6 9 232 2 0 0 2 0 1 8 1 263 1.95% 0
Valid Votes 79 2,022 121 10,446 66 57 12 19 34 8 612 3 13,479 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3 8 6 302 0 3 1 1 1 0 27 0 352
Total Polled 82 2,030 127 10,748 66 60 13 20 35 8 639 3 13,831
Registered Electors 51,717 50,045 60,417 49,504 55,995 56,496 58,382 62,372 40,336 52,153 58,949 596,366
Turnout 0.16% 4.06% 0.21% 21.71% 0.12% 0.11% 0.02% 0.03% 0.09% 0.02% 1.08% 2.32%

The following candidates were elected:[11] Douglas Devananda (EPDP), 2,091 preference votes (pv); Aithurus M. Illias (SLMC), 1,575 pv; Alagaiah Rasamanickam (EPDP), 1,110 pv; Umapathisivam Baskaran (EPDP), 1,056 pv; Rajendran Ramamoorthy (EPDP), 1,050 pv; Nadarajah "Ramesh" Atputharajah (EPDP), 968 pv; Murugesu Chandrakumar (EPDP), 798 pv; Sangarapillai Sivathasan (EPDP), 456 pv; Sinniah Thangavel (EPDP) 398 pv; and M.A. Ghafoor Zafarullah (EPDP), 351 pv.

Nadarajah "Ramesh" Atputharajah (EPDP) was killed on 2 November 1999.[12]

2000 parliamentary electionEdit

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 1,256 1,571 4,068 12,311 216 5,044 5,737 2,560 1,862 1,662 4,869 380 135 41,671 35.00% 4
  Tamil United Liberation Front 1,284 1,277 4,943 1,327 119 4,248 5,703 3,587 1,540 4,180 4,035 518 91 32,852 27.59% 3
  United National Party (DWC, NWC, UCPF, UNP) 913 581 524 820 278 1,051 955 1,523 978 1,046 2,153 74 535 11,431 9.60% 1
  All Ceylon Tamil Congress 658 394 331 166 43 891 1,160 1,262 2,493 2,024 908 288 30 10,648 8.94% 1
  Independent 2 1,043 406 304 223 138 829 872 342 180 328 208 32 2 4,907 4.12% 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front
(EROS, PLOTE)
288 471 254 68 24 867 1,067 295 705 243 447 49 79 4,857 4.08% 0
Left & Democratic Alliance 46 15 152 6 0 825 124 83 28 73 1,079 17 4 2,452 2.06% 0
  Independent 5 8 6 14 25 2 51 32 24 20 30 29 1 1,992 2,234 1.88% 0
  Independent 6 56 120 43 275 18 110 164 98 123 782 241 28 132 2,190 1.84% 0
  Independent 1 13 114 174 26 1 548 634 38 19 22 50 2 16 1,657 1.39% 0
  Independent 3 66 226 77 28 1 241 256 406 59 110 143 20 16 1,649 1.38% 0
  National Unity Alliance (SLMC et al.) 5 3 13 17 0 24 39 15 22 22 28 2 825 1,015 0.85% 0
Citizen's Front 6 13 27 22 1 44 42 23 29 24 45 0 51 327 0.27% 0
Sinhala Heritage 14 7 14 32 0 37 36 18 30 39 38 1 1 267 0.22% 0
  Independent 4 0 2 6 7 2 17 6 8 4 5 14 0 116 187 0.16% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 7 6 14 18 1 27 20 10 9 17 34 0 9 172 0.14% 0
Muslim United Liberation Front 4 3 3 3 1 12 7 4 3 5 9 0 107 161 0.14% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 2 3 18 8 1 24 24 8 10 16 27 1 0 142 0.12% 0
  Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 9 7 13 10 2 21 16 6 12 24 14 0 1 135 0.11% 0
Liberal Party 3 2 12 5 3 24 18 8 12 13 13 0 2 115 0.10% 0
Valid Votes 5,681 5,227 11,004 15,397 851 14,935 16,912 10,318 8,138 10,665 14,384 1,413 4,144 119,069 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 1,003 485 1,291 935 163 1,787 2,115 920 1,055 1,600 2,017 13,664
Total Polled 6,684 5,712 12,295 16,332 1,014 16,722 19,027 11,238 9,193 12,265 16,401 132,733
Registered Electors 53,933 53,666 63,000 51,007 57,543 59,419 62,692 65,203 42,781 53,668 59,419 622,331
Turnout (%) 12.39% 10.64% 19.52% 32.02% 1.76% 28.14% 30.35% 17.24% 21.49% 22.85% 27.60% 21.33%

The following candidates were elected:[14] V. Anandasangaree (TULF), 12,888 pv; Mavai Senathirajah (TULF), 10,965 pv; Douglas Devananda (EPDP), 7,658 pv; S. Sivamaharajah (TULF), 7,187 pv; T. Maheswaran (UNP), 4,807 pv; Nadarasah Mathanarajah (EPDP), 4,673 pv; Karthigesu Velummylum Kugendran (EPDP), 4,244 pv; A. Vinayagamoorthy (ACTC), 3,825 pv; and Kandiah Sangaran (EPDP), 2,902 pv.

2001 parliamentary electionEdit

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
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Tamil National Alliance
(ACTC, EPRLF(S), TELO, TULF)
9,865 7,368 8,898 4,304 1,100 12,539 13,539 11,787 8,525 12,493 9,800 1,496 610 102,324 54.84% 6
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 2,221 3,647 5,580 15,378 431 6,300 7,450 4,565 2,736 3,385 4,609 576 330 57,208 30.66% 2
  United National Front
(CWC, UNP, WPF)
1,218 974 1,231 764 191 1,753 1,999 1,970 1,273 1,022 3,445 172 233 16,245 8.71% 1
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 27 299 51 23 3 85 95 334 12 36 35 2 2,362 3,364 1.80% 0
  Independent 1,045 311 234 24 68 181 349 217 34 126 60 20 8 2,677 1.43% 0
  Democratic Left Front 28 20 75 4 0 689 127 82 429 121 461 16 2 2,054 1.10% 0
  Democratic People's Liberation Front (PLOTE) 79 274 77 19 2 326 215 159 121 55 44 24 59 1,454 0.78% 0
  United Socialist Party 27 15 29 23 9 46 68 44 30 39 73 0 7 410 0.22% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 31 21 34 9 4 70 72 29 26 47 55 0 9 407 0.22% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 15 12 30 14 1 40 27 21 14 17 48 2 1 242 0.13% 0
Sinhala Heritage 20 13 21 22 2 32 28 21 8 23 20 0 3 213 0.11% 0
Valid Votes 14,576 12,954 16,260 20,584 1,811 22,061 23,969 19,229 13,208 17,364 18,650 2,308 3,624 186,598 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 1,264 624 899 777 133 1,354 1,370 547 823 1,084 1,478 46 282 10,681
Total Polled 15,840 13,578 17,159 21,361 1,944 23,415 25,339 19,776 14,031 18,448 20,128 2,354 3,906 197,279
Registered Electors 54,779 55,244 64,119 51,072 57,595 61,334 64,262 67,057 43,087 53,941 60,967 633,457
Turnout (%) 28.92% 24.58% 26.76% 41.83% 3.38% 38.18% 39.43% 29.49% 32.56% 34.20% 33.01% 31.14%

The following candidates were elected:[17] V. Anandasangaree (TNA-TULF), 36,217 preference votes (pv); Mavai Senathirajah (TNA-TULF), 33,831 pv; Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam (TNA-ACTC), 29,641 pv; A. Vinayagamoorthy (TNA-ACTC), 19,472 pv; Nadarajah Raviraj (TNA-TULF), 19,263 pv; M. K. Shivajilingam (TNA-TELO), 17,859 pv; T. Maheswaran (UNF), 11,598 pv; Douglas Devananda (EPDP), 9,744 pv; and Nadarasah Mathanarajah (EPDP), 7,350 pv.

2004 parliamentary electionEdit

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Tamil National Alliance
(ACTC, EPRLF(S), ITAK, TELO)
30,882 16,353 18,499 13,911 29,574 26,805 23,779 22,321 22,400 24,172 24,240 3,175 1,209 257,320 90.60% 8
  Eelam People's Democratic Party 1,252 1,710 2,395 1,406 145 2,108 3,239 2,431 676 874 1,513 420 443 18,612 6.55% 1
  Independent 1 (TULF) 492 360 405 51 171 453 980 800 248 362 485 340 9 5,156 1.82% 0
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 8 151 7 41 5 16 11 14 2 13 9 1 1,717 1,995 0.70% 0
  United Socialist Party 24 6 27 14 18 32 36 32 22 25 42 1 12 291 0.10% 0
  New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 19 13 25 11 6 36 54 30 9 23 32 7 1 266 0.09% 0
  Independent 2 24 17 8 8 6 15 22 14 6 15 15 0 1 151 0.05% 0
  Jathika Hela Urumaya 9 4 5 4 8 12 20 5 5 12 9 1 1 95 0.03% 0
Swarajya 6 11 8 3 2 9 11 5 1 6 7 1 3 73 0.03% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 8 5 7 5 4 9 6 7 3 5 6 0 2 67 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 32,724 18,630 21,386 15,454 29,939 29,495 28,158 25,659 23,372 25,507 26,358 3,946 3,398 284,026 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 2,966 1,120 1,631 1,282 2,213 2,445 2,268 1,465 1,028 1,956 2,543 39 277 21,233
Total Polled 35,690 19,750 23,017 16,736 32,152 31,940 30,426 27,124 24,400 27,463 28,901 3,985 3,675 305,259
Registered Electors 57,379 57,460 64,434 51,911 57,975 61,403 65,218 67,672 45,457 54,087 61,283 644,279
Turnout (%) 62.20% 34.37% 35.72% 32.24% 55.46% 52.02% 46.65% 40.08% 53.68% 50.78% 47.16% 47.38%

The following candidates were elected:[19] Selvarajah Kajendren (TNA), 112,077 preference votes (pv); Pathmini Sithamparanathan (TNA), 68,240 pv; Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam (TNA-ACTC), 60,770 pv; Suresh Premachandran (TNA-EPRLF), 45,786 pv; K. Sivanesan (TNA), 43,730 pv; Nadarajah Raviraj (TNA-ITAK), 42,965 pv; M. K. Shivajilingam (TNA-TELO), 42,193 pv; Mavai Senathirajah (TNA-ITAK), 38,783 pv; and Douglas Devananda (EPDP), 9,405 pv.

Nadarajah Raviraj (TNA-ITAK) was killed on 10 November 2006.[20] His replacement Nallathamby Srikantha (TNA-TELO) was sworn in on 30 November 2006.[21]

K. Sivanesan (TNA) was killed on 6 March 2008.[22] His replacement Solomon Cyril (TNA) was sworn in on 9 April 2008.[23]

2010 parliamentary electionEdit

Results of the 14th parliamentary election held on 8 April 2010:[24]

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Displaced
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kilino
-chchi
Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Tamil National Alliance
(EPRLF(S), ITAK, TELO)
7,664 4,713 5,018 1,671 4,192 7,467 7,194 7,490 3,783 4,630 5,341 3,813 2,143 65,119 43.85% 5
  United People's Freedom Alliance
(ACMC, EPDP, SLFP et al.)
2,777 3,479 4,518 6,441 3,367 4,377 5,643 3,467 3,402 2,533 3,286 1,529 2,803 47,622 32.07% 3
  United National Front
(DPF, SLFP(P), SLMC, UNP)
1,248 616 584 392 386 1,122 1,424 896 697 717 3,438 461 643 12,624 8.50% 1
Tamil National People's Front (ACTC et al.) 445 688 337 104 85 370 397 730 1,123 760 831 474 18 6,362 4.28% 0
  Tamil United Liberation Front 298 130 169 33 497 165 473 188 98 228 388 176 49 2,892 1.95% 0
  Independent 11 315 41 206 72 25 410 296 141 264 261 505 26 0 2,562 1.73% 0
  Independent 4 574 39 144 9 11 215 332 194 79 257 252 41 4 2,151 1.45% 0
Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (Padmanaba) 563 92 112 25 201 311 268 62 9 34 115 27 2 1,821 1.23% 0
  Independent 3 112 22 57 12 9 223 115 98 214 171 57 69 2 1,161 0.78% 0
  Independent 6 15 4 168 2 7 451 59 46 19 75 171 21 0 1,038 0.70% 0
  Left Liberation Front (LLF, TNLA) 30 56 42 45 3 37 79 47 49 314 125 39 2 868 0.58% 0
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 79 92 54 27 57 104 96 67 37 43 161 7 34 858 0.58% 0
  Democratic Unity Alliance 19 28 20 22 255 81 50 70 21 29 91 9 69 764 0.51% 0
  Independent 5 17 36 30 18 6 64 66 73 16 53 46 11 1 437 0.29% 0
  Independent 10 20 19 14 11 60 33 37 52 6 9 82 36 20 399 0.27% 0
  United Socialist Party 100 15 9 7 8 28 21 23 9 10 40 7 3 280 0.19% 0
  Independent 7 6 1 11 0 7 75 15 6 15 109 6 10 0 261 0.18% 0
  Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 10 12 13 1 9 28 17 17 3 22 19 4 46 201 0.14% 0
  Independent 1 17 29 4 2 4 18 9 30 18 34 11 4 3 183 0.12% 0
  Independent 2 72 8 4 2 2 13 11 8 12 19 20 4 4 179 0.12% 0
  Independent 9 37 5 10 1 10 31 17 11 2 5 29 3 10 171 0.12% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 11 16 8 5 0 12 12 16 21 7 24 2 0 134 0.09% 0
  Independent 12 12 7 3 5 2 16 9 7 3 9 12 2 22 109 0.07% 0
  Socialist Equality Party 5 8 5 27 3 8 11 2 0 6 22 4 0 101 0.07% 0
  Independent 8 11 2 2 8 1 15 12 7 9 5 19 2 0 93 0.06% 0
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal 9 5 6 5 4 6 6 4 7 3 10 0 4 69 0.05% 0
All Are Citizens, All Are Kings Organisation 10 0 1 0 1 4 10 5 2 4 7 0 0 44 0.03% 0
Valid Votes 14,476 10,163 11,549 8,947 9,212 15,684 16,679 13,757 9,918 10,347 15,108 6,781 5,882 148,503 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 2,180 1,037 1,621 1,326 1,807 2,021 2,239 1,334 1,194 1,485 2,128 314 1,088 19,774
Total Polled 16,656 11,200 13,170 10,273 11,019 17,705 18,918 15,091 11,112 11,832 17,236 7,095 6,970 168,277
Registered Electors 65,141 64,714 69,082 53,111 90,811 65,798 71,114 72,558 48,613 56,426 63,991 721,359
Turnout 25.57% 17.31% 19.06% 19.34% 12.13% 26.91% 26.60% 20.80% 22.86% 20.97% 26.94% 23.33%

The following candidates were elected:[25] Douglas Devananda (UPFA-EPDP), 28,585 preference votes (pv); Mavai Senathirajah (TNA-ITAK), 20,501 pv; Suresh Premachandran (TNA-EPRLF), 16,425 pv; A. Vinayagamoorthy (TNA), 15,311 pv; E. Saravanapavan (TNA), 14,961 pv; Silvestri Alantine (UPFA-EPDP), 13,128 pv; S. Sritharan (TNA), 10,057; Murugesu Chandrakumar (UPFA-EPDP), 8,105 pv; and Vijayakala Maheswaran (UNF-UNP), 7,160 pv.

Provincial council electionsEdit

1988 provincial council electionEdit

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

Jaffna District - The Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front won all 19 seats uncontested.[26]

Kilinochchi District - The Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front won all 3 seats uncontested.[26]

2013 provincial council electionEdit

Results of the 1st Northern provincial council election held on 21 September 2013:[27][28]

Jaffna District

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Chavaka
-chcheri
Jaffna Kankesan
-thurai
Kayts Kopay Manipay Nallur Point
Pedro
Udu-
piddy
Vaddu
-koddai
  Tamil National Alliance (EPRLF (S), ITAK, PLOTE, TELO, TULF) 22,922 16,421 19,596 8,917 26,467 28,210 23,733 17,719 18,855 23,442 7,625 213,907 84.37% 14
  United People's Freedom Alliance (ACMC, EPDP, SLFP et al.) 4,193 2,416 4,048 4,164 4,386 3,898 2,651 2,953 2,424 3,763 1,099 35,995 14.20% 2
  United National Party 89 60 35 17 127 88 148 26 57 173 35 855 0.34% 0
  Democratic Unity Alliance 31 21 41 21 53 54 62 162 27 43 10 525 0.21% 0
  Independent 1 25 40 24 3 80 33 38 80 54 19 10 406 0.16% 0
  Independent 6 7 7 42 1 88 109 22 2 35 27 16 356 0.14% 0
Sri Lanka People's Party 61 18 19 16 71 17 22 20 6 38 4 292 0.12% 0
  Independent 7 10 34 62 8 18 19 18 3 1 86 12 271 0.11% 0
  Independent 3 6 10 17 15 20 62 10 11 9 50 5 215 0.08% 0
  United Socialist Party 27 6 20 11 34 14 14 10 11 18 0 165 0.07% 0
  Democratic Party 10 4 5 1 10 35 19 7 3 14 3 111 0.04% 0
  Socialist Equality Party 4 5 7 29 7 8 7 0 3 26 5 101 0.04% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 11 2 2 2 3 3 3 23 13 6 6 74 0.03% 0
  Independent 9 3 8 10 6 10 2 3 6 6 8 1 63 0.02% 0
  Independent 8 7 4 11 8 7 7 3 3 1 7 1 59 0.02% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 2 3 4 5 9 9 10 3 1 7 3 56 0.02% 0
  Independent 4 3 3 1 0 4 6 2 5 2 2 0 28 0.01% 0
  Independent 2 0 0 2 0 5 6 3 0 3 5 0 24 0.01% 0
  Independent 5 1 1 1 2 9 4 1 2 0 2 0 23 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 3 0 0 1 3 1 5 3 0 0 0 16 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 27,415 19,063 23,947 13,227 31,411 32,585 26,774 21,038 21,511 27,736 8,835 253,542 100.00% 16
Rejected Votes 2,378 1,240 2,074 1,377 3,195 2,531 1,650 1,444 1,755 2,521 114 20,279
Total Polled 29,793 20,303 26,021 14,604 34,606 35,116 28,424 22,482 23,266 30,257 8,949 273,821
Registered Electors 49,479 28,610 61,196 21,548 53,617 51,722 42,466 35,054 37,926 45,195 426,813
Turnout 60.21% 70.96% 42.52% 67.77% 64.54% 67.89% 66.93% 64.14% 61.35% 66.95% 64.15%

Kilinochchi District

Party Kilino
-chchi
Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
  Tamil National Alliance (EPRLF (S), ITAK, PLOTE, TELO, TULF) 36,323 756 37,079 81.57% 3
  United People's Freedom Alliance (ACMC, EPDP, SLFP et al.) 7,737 160 7,897 17.37% 1
  Eelavar Democratic Front (EROS) 300 0 300 0.66% 0
  Democratic Unity Alliance 60 1 61 0.13% 0
  United National Party 53 1 54 0.12% 0
  Independent 2 22 0 22 0.05% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 18 0 18 0.04% 0
  Independent 1 7 0 7 0.02% 0
United Lanka Great Council 6 0 6 0.01% 0
  Democratic Party 5 0 5 0.01% 0
Nationalities Unity Organisation 4 0 4 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 3 1 4 0.01% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 2 0 2 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 44,540 919 45,459 17.93% 4
Rejected Votes 4,725 10 4,735
Total Polled 49,265 929 50,194
Registered Electors 68,600 68,600
Turnout 71.81% 73.17%

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