Ruwanwella Electoral District

Ruwanwella electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989. The district was named after the town of Ruwanwella in Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa 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] Ruwanwella electoral district was replaced by the Kegalle multi-member electoral district at the 1989 general elections, the first under the proportional representation system.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Key

 Independent    Lanka Sama Samaja Party    United National Party    Sri Lanka Freedom Party  

Election Member Party Term
1947 N. M. Perera Lanka Sama Samaja Party
1952
1956
1960 (March) H. G. Somabandu
1960 (July) P. C. Imbulana United National Party
1965
1970 Athauda Seneviratne Lanka Sama Samaja Party
1977 P. C. Imbulana United National Party

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 %
N. M. Perera Lanka Sama Samaja Party House 10,065 57.76
P. C. Imbulana United National Party Hand 5,029 28.86
W. R. Dharmasena Elephant 1,583 9.08
Valid Votes 16,857 96.73
Rejected Votes 569 3.27
Total Polled 17,426 100.00
Registered Electors 29,177
Turnout 59.73

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 %
N. M. Perera Lanka Sama Samaja Party House 10,601 51.78
P. C. Imbulana United National Party Elephant 9,558 47.41
Valid Votes 20,159 98.46
Rejected Votes 316 1.54
Total Polled 20,475 100.00
Registered Electors 25,930
Turnout 78.96

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 %
N. M. Perera Lanka Sama Samaja Party Key 14,083 63.68
R. Premadasa Elephant 7,855 35.52
Valid Votes 21,938 99.20
Rejected Votes 178 0.80
Total Polled 22,116 100.00
Registered Electors 29,954
Turnout 73.83

1960 (March) Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

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

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
H. G. Somabandu Key 9,883 47.97
P. C. Imbulana United National Party Elephant 9,221 44.76
M. G. Tennakoon Cartwheel 1,370 6.65
Valid Votes 20,474 99.38
Rejected Votes 127 0.62
Total Polled 20,601 100.00
Registered Electors 25,198
Turnout 81.76

1960 (July) Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

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

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
P. C. Imbulana United National Party Elephant 10,827 53.20
H. G. Somabandu Key 9,452 46.45
Valid Votes 20,279 99.65
Rejected Votes 71 0.35
Total Polled 20,350 100.00
Registered Electors 25,198
Turnout 80.76

1965 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

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

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
P. C. Imbulana United National Party Elephant 14,181 50.59
Athauda Seneviratne Lanka Sama Samaja Party Key 13,764 49.10
Valid Votes 27,945 99.70
Rejected Votes 85 0.30
Total Polled 28,030 100.00
Registered Electors 32,580
Turnout 86.03

1970 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

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

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
Athauda Seneviratne Lanka Sama Samaja Party Key 17,377 54.48
P. C. Imbulana United National Party Elephant 14,441 45.28
Valid Votes 31,818 99.76
Rejected Votes 78 0.24
Total Polled 31,896 100.00
Registered Electors 35,268
Turnout 90.44

1977 Parliamentary General ElectionEdit

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

Candidate Party Symbol Votes %
P. C. Imbulana United National Party Elephant 19,989 53.86
Athauda Seneviratne Lanka Sama Samaja Party Key 15,922 42.90
G. L. Samaratunga Hand 673 1.81
B. Samarasekera Spoon 529 1.43
Valid Votes 37,026 99.77
Rejected Votes 87 0.23
Total Polled 37,113 100.00
Registered Electors 41,578
Turnout 89.26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Electoral System". Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 19 March 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 20 July 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.
  9. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17.