Pottuvil Electoral District

Pottuvil electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989. The district was named after the town of Pottuvil in Ampara District, Eastern Province. The district was a two-member constituency between July 1977 and February 1989. 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] Pottuvil electoral district was replaced by the Ampara (Amparai) multi-member electoral district at the 1989 general elections, the first under the PR system, though Pottuvil continues to be a polling division of the multi-member electoral district.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Key

 Independent    Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi    United National Party  

Election Member Party Term
1947 M. M. Ebrahim Ind. 1947-1956
1952
1956 M. M. Mustapha ITAK 1956-1960
1960 (March) M. A. Abdul Majeed Ind. 1960-1970
1960 (July)
1965
1970 UNP 1970-1977
1977 A. M. Mohamed Jalaldeen 1977-1989

ElectionsEdit

1947 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 1st parliamentary election held between 23 August 1947 and 20 September 1947 for the district:[2]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
M. M. Ebrahim Independent Pair of Scales 7,407 55.92
A. R. A. Razik United National Party Lamp 5,508 41.59
Valid Votes 12,915 97.51
Rejected Votes 330 2.49
Total Polled 13,245 100.00
Registered Electors 18,164
Turnout 72.92

1952 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 2nd parliamentary election held between 24 May 1952 and 30 May 1952 for the district:[3]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
M. M. Ebrahim Independent Pair of Scales 8,093 51.21
M. M. Mustapha Star 7,534 47.67
Valid Votes 15,627 98.88
Rejected Votes 177 1.12
Total Polled 15,804 100.00
Registered Electors 21,187
Turnout 74.59

1956 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 3rd parliamentary election held between 5 April 1956 and 10 April 1956 for the district:[4]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
M. M. Mustapha Federal Party House 8,355 51.81
M. I. M. Abdul Majeed Chair 4,626 28.69
M. F. Abdul Jawad Umbrella 2,944 18.25
Valid Votes 15,925 98.75
Rejected Votes 201 1.25
Total Polled 16,126 100.00
Registered Electors 25,273
Turnout 63.81

1960 (March) Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 4th parliamentary election held on 19 March 1960 for the district:[5]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
M. A. Abdul Majeed Independent Cockerel 9,874 70.01
M. F. Abdul Jawad Umbrella 2,138 15.16
V. Sandrasegara Ladder 1,910 13.54
Valid Votes 13,922 98.72
Rejected Votes 181 1.28
Total Polled 14,103 100.00
Registered Electors 18,250
Turnout 77.28

1960 (July) Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 5th parliamentary election held on 20 July 1960 for the district:[6]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
M. A. Abdul Majeed Independent Radio Set 11,591 92.37
M. Z. K. M. Kariapper All Ceylon Islamic United Front Sun 837 6.67
Valid Votes 12,428 99.04
Rejected Votes 121 0.96
Total Polled 12,549 100.00
Registered Electors 18,250
Turnout 68.76

1965 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 6th parliamentary election held on 22 March 1965 for the district:[7]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
M. A. Abdul Majeed Independent Radio Set 6,768 34.89
N. Tharmalingam Cockerel 5,296 27.30
Y. M. Mustapha Pair of Scales 3,217 16.58
U. M. Sulaimalebbe Elephant 2,911 15.00
M. S. Cader Federal Party House 871 4.49
B. A. Lal Wijewardhana Cart Wheel 153 0.79
Valid Votes 19,216 99.05
Rejected Votes 185 0.95
Total Polled 19,401 100.00
Registered Electors 23,586
Turnout 82.26

1970 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 7th parliamentary election held on 27 May 1970 for the district:[8]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
M. A. Abdul Majeed United National Party Elephant 10,610 41.92
Tharumalingam Nadarajah Cockerel 9,335 36.88
M. I. Abdul Jabbar Hand 5,209 20.58
Valid Votes 25,154 99.39
Rejected Votes 155 0.61
Total Polled 25,309 100.00
Registered Electors 28,282
Turnout 89.49

1977 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

Results of the 8th parliamentary election held on 21 July 1977 for the district:[9]

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
A. M. Mohamed Jalaldeen United National Party Elephant 30,315 33.73
M. Canagaratnam Tamil United Liberation Front Sun 23,990 26.69
M. M. Mustapha Sri Lanka Freedom Party Hand 22,378 24.90
Nadarajah Dharmalingam Clock 7,644 8.51
Seyed Ahamed Moulana Radio 2,902 3.23
P. M. S. Jananayake Lamp 1,458 1.62
S. L. Abdul Sathar Star 272 0.30
Valid Votes 88,959 98.99
Rejected Votes 912 1.01
Total Polled 89,871 100.00
Registered Electors 49,691
Turnout 180.86

In December 1977 M. Canagaratnam defected to the United National Party.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Electoral System". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2010-11-27.
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24.
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24.
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24.
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-03-19" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-12.
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1960-07-20" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24.
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-13.
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-09.
  9. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17.

Coordinates: 6°52′24″N 81°49′57″E / 6.8733°N 81.8325°E / 6.8733; 81.8325