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Ratnapura Electoral District

This article is about the electoral district in Sri Lanka. For the administrative district, see Ratnapura District.
Ratnapura
Sri Lankan Electoral District
Province Sabaragamuwa
Administrative
District
Ratnapura
Polling
Divisions
8
Electors 734,651[1] (2010)
Population 1,099,000[2] (2008)
Area 3,275 km2[3]
No. of MPs 10
MPs Thalatha Atukorale, UNF
Ranjith De Soysa, UPFA
Dunesh Gankanda, UNF
Premalal Jayasekara, UPFA
Vasudeva Nanayakkara, UPFA
Ranjan Ramanayake, UNF
Sanny Rohana, UPFA
W. D. J. Senewiratne, UPFA
Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi, UPFA
Janaka Wakkumbura, UPFA

Ratnapura 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 Ratnapura in the Sabaragamuwa province. The district currently elects 10 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 734,651 registered electors in 2010.[1]

1982 Presidential Election

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
Junius Jayewardene UNP 22,923 23,721 13,806 24,459 21,556 17,212 24,986 24,765 2,475 175,903 50.90%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 20,679 19,742 13,644 18,287 20,308 15,106 17,936 25,402 1,402 152,506 44.13%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 1,440 851 629 4,161 779 1,126 1,339 860 98 11,283 3.26%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 53 2,987 52 83 62 61 57 102 37 3,494 1.01%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 195 272 129 378 205 214 291 273 39 1,996 0.58%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 76 54 33 59 52 35 62 51 0 422 0.12%
Valid Votes 45,366 47,627 28,293 47,427 42,962 33,754 44,671 51,453 4,051 345,604 100.00%
Rejected Votes 336 855 237 505 324 340 289 499 22 3,407
Total Polled 45,702 48,482 28,530 47,932 43,286 34,094 44,960 51,952 4,073 349,011
Registered Electors 51,837 56,592 32,904 60,326 48,510 38,662 51,385 61,986 402,202
Turnout 88.16% 85.67% 86.71% 79.45% 89.23% 88.18% 87.50% 83.81% 86.78%
Source:[4]

1988 Presidential Election

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 24,802 24,281 14,316 21,204 23,198 18,370 26,643 26,029 1,779 180,622 51.75%
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 22,074 18,647 12,994 20,184 21,298 16,719 18,744 27,658 1,561 159,879 45.81%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 771 2,037 1,180 829 876 651 608 1,460 104 8,516 2.44%
Valid Votes 47,647 44,965 28,490 42,217 45,372 35,740 45,995 55,147 3,444 349,017 100.00%
Rejected Votes 516 533 369 615 467 400 538 608 67 4,113
Total Polled 48,163 45,498 28,859 42,832 45,839 36,140 46,533 55,755 3,511 353,130
Registered Electors 59,661 61,203 36,544 73,382 54,001 43,820 58,565 70,048 457,224
Turnout 80.73% 74.34% 78.97% 58.37% 84.89% 82.47% 79.46% 79.60% 77.23%
Source:[5]

1989 Parliamentary General Election

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
United National Party /
Ceylon Workers' Congress
27,987 26,165 16,118 22,885 24,875 19,493 29,204 26,289 3,307 196,323 57.89% 6
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 16,662 8,628 9,494 15,843 17,457 13,752 14,610 25,112 1,802 123,360 36.38% 3
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
931 10,285 1,909 757 732 678 428 1,359 244 17,323 5.11% 1
United Lanka People's Party 130 235 90 416 98 104 133 117 14 1,337 0.39% 0
Independent 122 92 55 127 97 71 109 102 4 779 0.23% 0
Valid Votes 45,832 45,405 27,666 40,028 '43,259 34,098 44,484 52,979 5,371 339,122 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3,201 2,919 1,680 2,350 2,277 2,033 2,849 2,847 92 20,248
Total Polled 49,033 48,324 29,346 42,378 45,536 36,131 47,333 55,826 5,463 359,370
Registered Electors 58,861 60,466 36,117 72,897 53,422 43,236 57,842 68,694 5,689 457,224
Turnout 83.30% 79.92% 81.25% 58.13% 85.24% 83.57% 81.83% 81.27% 96.03% 78.60%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Nanda Sydney Ellawala (SLFP), 75,645 preference votes (pv); Gamini Atukorale (UNP), 53,420 pv; Wimal Wickramasinghe (UNP), 45,680 pv; Kaluwa Devagey Nanda Mathew (UNP), 43,307 pv; Athula Kularatne Attygale (UNP), 39,809 pv; Chandrasekara Gankande (UNP), 37,875 pv; M.L.M. Aboosally (UNP), 32,133 pv; W. D. J. Senewiratne (SLFP), 29,651 pv; Udagama Liyanage Heenmahatmaya (SLFP), 28,142 pv; and Vasudeva Nanayakkara (USA), 13,013 pv.

1994 Parliamentary General Election

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 28,292 30,714 18,312 41,894 27,908 21,302 25,324 35,045 4,896 233,687 50.77% 6
United National Party /
Ceylon Workers' Congress
29,959 25,070 17,674 28,547 27,819 25,008 31,183 31,619 3,871 220,750 47.96% 4
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 373 229 75 654 140 232 237 303 87 2,330 0.51% 0
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 133 538 55 239 128 121 101 243 76 1,634 0.35% 0
Independent 1 204 150 116 324 222 164 171 204 0 1,555 0.34% 0
Independent 3 22 29 16 35 35 19 17 29 0 202 0.04% 0
Independent 2 14 13 11 26 17 15 15 15 1 127 0.03% 0
Valid Votes 58,997 56,743 36,259 71,719 56,269 46,861 57,048 67,458 8,931 460,285 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 3,870 2,797 1,716 3,490 2,812 2,541 3,009 3,291 85 23,611
Total Polled 62,867 59,540 37,975 75,209 59,081 49,402 60,057 70,749 9,016 483,896
Registered Electors 73,136 71,614 43,279 89,903 66,888 56,593 69,702 83,492 554,607
Turnout 85.96% 83.14% 87.74% 83.66% 88.33% 87.29% 86.16% 84.74% 87.25%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Gamini Atukorale (UNP), 82,869 preference votes (pv); Vasudeva Nanayakkara (PA), 62,989 pv; Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi (PA), 62,979 pv; Susantha Punchinilame (UNP), 57,029 pv; Nalanda Ellawala (PA), 52,371 pv; Upatissa Silva Hiripitiyage Maithripala (UNP), 49,481 pv; Jayatissa Ranaweera (PA), 48,450 pv; Kaluwa Devagey Nanda Mathew (UNP), 47,176 pv; Udagama Liyanage Heenmahatmaya (PA), 47,122 pv; and W. D. J. Senewiratne (PA), 44,704 pv.

Nalanda Ellawala (PA) was murdered on 11 February 1997.[8]

1994 Presidential Election

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 32,501 32,647 19,993 44,641 31,980 24,076 27,997 38,221 5,209 257,265 58.07%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 23,943 20,589 14,434 22,425 22,172 19,994 25,338 25,858 3,171 177,924 40.16%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 353 366 234 666 531 405 453 435 8 3,451 0.78%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 257 166 93 465 202 172 253 225 44 1,877 0.42%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 195 104 82 312 152 118 154 141 21 1,279 0.29%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 154 125 87 222 141 138 189 162 17 1,235 0.28%
Valid Votes 57,403 53,997 34,923 68,731 55,178 44,903 54,384 65,042 8,470 443,031 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,277 705 469 1,252 836 906 1,057 996 97 7,595
Total Polled 58,680 54,702 35,392 69,983 56,014 45,809 55,441 66,038 8,567 450,626
Registered Electors 73,136 71,614 43,279 89,903 66,888 56,593 69,702 83,492 554,607
Turnout 80.23% 76.38% 81.78% 77.84% 83.74% 80.94% 79.54% 79.10% 81.25%
Source:[9]

1999 Provincial Council Election

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

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 191,502 47.92%
United National Party 175,912 44.02%
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 17,200 4.30%
National Union of Workers (CWC, DWC) 7,586 1.90%
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 5,047 1.26%
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 1,624 0.41%
Independent 592 0.15%
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 194 0.05%
Valid Votes 399,657 100.00%
Rejected Votes 29,362
Total Polled 429,019
Registered Electors 584,998
Turnout 73.34%
Source:[10]

1999 Presidential Election

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 31,231 31,228 21,261 39,343 32,193 24,995 28,305 38,665 3,188 250,409 52.13%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 28,184 23,868 15,428 29,473 24,516 21,293 28,059 29,298 2,502 202,621 42.18%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 1,810 1,502 963 5,942 1,186 1,195 1,552 1,914 418 16,482 3.43%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 152 949 93 220 123 112 97 202 59 2,007 0.42%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 238 180 137 344 251 159 257 245 0 1,811 0.38%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 244 155 131 331 202 191 253 176 4 1,687 0.35%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 189 121 135 305 206 170 188 156 5 1,475 0.31%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 217 136 84 195 145 172 165 230 48 1,392 0.29%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 100 115 48 101 100 76 101 115 1 757 0.16%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 108 62 49 133 83 76 105 106 5 727 0.15%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 68 60 43 75 84 44 71 45 0 490 0.10%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 44 27 19 45 33 27 32 31 1 259 0.05%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 43 26 15 52 31 20 24 32 4 247 0.05%
Valid Votes 62,628 58,429 38,406 76,559 59,153 48,530 59,209 71,215 6,235 480,364 100.00%
Rejected Votes 1,232 1,236 544 1,676 941 941 1,055 1,267 146 9,038
Total Polled 63,860 59,665 38,950 78,235 60,094 49,471 60,264 72,482 6,381 489,402
Registered Electors 78,239 76,327 46,426 100,436 70,432 58,977 75,436 89,518 595,791
Turnout 81.62% 78.17% 83.90% 77.90% 85.32% 83.88% 79.89% 80.97% 82.14%
Source:[11]

2000 Parliamentary General Election

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
31,411 27,885 21,224 36,592 31,798 25,563 28,497 36,981 4,191 244,142 50.63% 6
United National Party 25,789 23,985 15,246 33,729 24,062 20,385 27,685 30,189 2,947 204,017 42.30% 4
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 2,232 1,907 1,237 7,895 1,631 1,556 1,937 3,165 662 22,222 4.61% 0
Left & Democratic Alliance 215 4,272 178 322 277 181 125 456 132 6,158 1.28% 0
Sinhala Heritage 148 285 99 174 124 179 124 493 77 1,703 0.35% 0
United Lalith Front 87 103 65 162 118 110 105 130 2 882 0.18% 0
Citizen's Front 185 96 35 114 69 37 73 94 13 716 0.15% 0
Liberal Party 73 89 48 103 71 51 69 71 4 579 0.12% 0
Democratic United National Front 60 52 31 54 47 39 58 53 1 395 0.08% 0
Independent 4 42 41 17 38 45 32 33 28 0 276 0.06% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 33 31 16 32 26 28 28 45 9 248 0.05% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 29 10 10 72 27 25 38 26 0 237 0.05% 0
People's Liberation Solidarity Front 21 28 12 36 14 9 25 25 6 176 0.04% 0
Independent 3 12 19 8 26 14 11 13 13 0 116 0.02% 0
People's Freedom Front 7 18 11 16 13 9 13 8 0 95 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 7 11 7 15 23 10 10 10 2 95 0.02% 0
Independent 2 13 19 5 21 8 9 9 7 2 93 0.02% 0
Independent 1 13 5 0 7 8 2 7 12 0 54 0.01% 0
National Development Front 7 3 4 12 2 5 5 11 1 50 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 60,384 58,859 38,253 79,420 58,377 48,241 58,854 71,817 8,049 482,254 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 4,071 3,226 2,230 3,772 2,802 2,937 3,984 3,591 206 26,819
Total Polled 64,455 62,085 40,483 83,192 61,179 51,178 62,838 75,408 8,255 509,073
Registered Electors 80,091 77,695 47,608 102,876 71,885 60,350 77,040 92,110 609,655
Turnout 80.48% 79.91% 85.03% 80.87% 85.11% 84.80% 81.57% 81.87% 83.50%
Source:[12]

The following candidates were elected:[13] Gamini Atukorale (UNP), 109,102 preference votes (pv); Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi (PA), 108,324 pv; W. D. J. Senewiratne (PA), 86,744 pv; Susantha Punchinilame (UNP), 77,197 pv; Suranganie Ellawala (PA), 54,517; Mahinda Ratnatilaka (UNP), 49,808 pv; Abeynayaka Piyadasa (UNP), 41,365 pv; Arachchige Dharmadasa Wanniarachchi (PA), 39,972 pv; Udagama Liyanage Heenmahatmaya (PA), 39,285 pv; and Jayatissa Ranaweera (PA), 38,631 pv.

2001 Parliamentary General Election

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
30,982 27,594 16,708 33,942 26,220 24,135 30,637 33,702 227,202 46.41% 5
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
25,849 26,773 18,445 30,539 28,833 21,329 24,316 33,136 212,794 43.46% 4
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,106 4,448 2,506 13,761 2,756 2,591 3,693 5,334 40,377 8.25% 1
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 604 530 416 713 554 492 543 730 4,589 0.94% 0
United Socialist Party 206 246 126 255 186 154 167 209 1,556 0.32% 0
Sinhala Heritage 222 259 66 177 90 126 107 352 1,448 0.30% 0
Independent 5 31 30 17 82 29 15 34 31 270 0.06% 0
Liberal Party 32 41 25 48 38 17 21 37 259 0.05% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 30 20 13 67 33 21 34 22 242 0.05% 0
People's Freedom Front 33 19 17 39 30 23 25 44 231 0.05% 0
Independent 4 27 21 19 31 16 11 17 31 173 0.04% 0
Independent 2 15 32 15 32 16 11 17 29 167 0.03% 0
Independent 1 17 13 7 21 8 6 12 16 100 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 4 8 10 13 11 2 3 6 58 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 6 5 7 9 6 5 7 11 57 0.01% 0
Independent 3 10 7 2 12 3 2 10 7 55 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 62,174 60,046 38,399 79,741 58,829 48,940 59,643 73,697 489,578 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 4,793 3,294 2,830 4,678 3,203 3,300 4,589 3,657 30,483
Total Polled 66,967 63,340 41,229 84,419 62,032 52,240 64,232 77,354 520,061
Registered Electors 81,992 79,242 48,682 105,974 73,176 61,586 78,583 94,271 623,506
Turnout 81.68% 79.93% 84.69% 79.66% 84.77% 84.82% 81.74% 82.05% 83.41%
Sources:[14][15]

The following candidates were elected:[16] Gamini Atukorale (UNF), 140,054 preference votes (pv); Susantha Punchinilame (UNF), 101,033 pv; Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi (PA), 84,173 pv; Premalal Jayasekara (PA), 79,742 pv; W. D. J. Senewiratne (PA), 64,693 pv; Mahinda Ratnatilaka (UNF), 58,265 pv; Abeysinghe Arachchilage Wijetunge (UNF), 43,081 pv; Abeynayaka Piyadasa (UNF), 38,655 pv; Ashoka Jayawardhane (PA), 37,442 pv; and Achala Jagodage (JVP), 2,617 pv.

2004 Parliamentary General Election

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 32,042 31,341 22,501 48,051 32,331 23,403 29,509 37,386 4,886 261,450 53.14% 6
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, WPF)
27,685 24,934 15,726 28,117 25,321 22,745 28,453 29,670 2,839 205,490 41.77% 4
Jathika Hela Urumaya 2,364 3,142 660 3,749 1,076 1,979 1,644 5,605 582 20,801 4.23% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 53 944 26 79 65 50 26 79 14 1,336 0.27% 0
United Lalith Front 81 94 64 104 95 83 95 120 2 738 0.15% 0
United Socialist Party 87 104 43 84 89 100 74 67 1 649 0.13% 0
National Development Front 87 74 28 111 41 52 46 144 2 585 0.12% 0
Independent 7 51 48 20 42 25 39 41 41 0 307 0.06% 0
Independent 6 30 28 14 31 22 21 23 30 0 199 0.04% 0
Independent 5 23 18 9 15 10 9 15 13 0 112 0.02% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 6 7 5 10 2 3 9 8 1 51 0.01% 0
Swarajya 4 1 3 6 7 4 2 20 2 49 0.01% 0
Independent 3 4 5 5 14 2 5 5 2 1 43 0.01% 0
Independent 2 4 3 0 2 7 6 9 10 0 41 0.01% 0
Independent 1 5 4 3 8 11 1 4 4 0 40 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 5 5 4 3 0 4 7 4 0 32 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 1 4 5 8 2 4 2 4 1 31 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 3 6 1 6 0 4 4 3 0 27 0.01% 0
Independent 4 4 2 3 6 0 1 3 3 0 22 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 62,539 60,764 39,120 80,446 59,106 48,513 59,971 73,213 8,331 492,003 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 4,340 3,220 2,322 4,795 3,134 3,069 3,408 3,926 132 28,346
Total Polled 66,879 63,984 41,442 85,241 62,240 51,582 63,379 77,139 8,463 520,349
Registered Electors 85,285 81,652 50,558 111,570 75,915 63,305 81,393 97,357 647,035
Turnout 78.42% 78.36% 81.97% 76.40% 81.99% 81.48% 77.87% 79.23% 80.42%
Source:[17]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi (UPFA-SLFP), 125,592 preference votes (pv); Thalatha Atukorale (UNF-UNP), 113,617 pv; Achala Jagodage (UPFA-JVP), 97,083 pv; Susantha Punchinilame (UNF-UNP), 96,591 pv; W. D. J. Senewiratne (UPFA-SLFP), 84,284 pv; Deepal Gunasekara (UPFA-JVP), 76,883 pv; Premalal Jayasekara (UPFA-SLFP), 71,982 pv; Dunesh Gankanda (UNF-UNP), 42,738 pv; Jayatissa Ranaweera (UPFA-SLFP), 40,382 pv; and Mahinda Ratnatilaka (UNF-UNP), 36,289 pv.

2004 Provincial Council Election

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 27,132 23,151 18,195 40,331 25,462 19,199 26,751 30,586 2,812 213,619 61.07% 15
United National Party 12,513 16,581 9,809 17,877 13,724 13,199 16,217 18,430 1,331 119,681 34.22% 8
Ceylon Workers' Congress 1,191 440 360 217 820 1,449 1,156 785 7 6,425 1.84% 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 937 904 9 10 308 152 686 720 5 3,731 1.07% 0
Up-Country People's Front 1,068 50 9 28 80 293 130 146 2 1,806 0.52% 0
United Socialist Party 77 365 59 78 274 165 124 114 5 1,261 0.36% 0
Democratic People's Front 36 103 43 37 172 154 159 149 1 854 0.24% 0
United Lalith Front 89 64 51 78 97 95 97 134 2 707 0.20% 0
National Development Front 68 47 48 115 48 40 66 80 0 512 0.15% 0
Independent 4 28 38 29 52 31 21 28 46 2 275 0.08% 0
Liberal Party 8 181 2 9 7 6 7 38 4 262 0.07% 0
Sri Lanka Muslim Party 42 51 4 7 10 6 6 7 0 133 0.04% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 13 6 4 16 14 9 13 18 3 96 0.03% 0
Democratic United National Front 12 10 14 5 13 14 10 5 0 83 0.02% 0
Independent 2 12 7 8 14 8 13 10 6 0 78 0.02% 0
Independent 1 8 15 2 9 9 4 5 17 5 74 0.02% 0
Independent 3 10 12 5 13 11 8 4 9 1 73 0.02% 0
National People's Party 9 6 1 11 11 6 7 11 0 62 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 8 12 6 7 3 3 8 5 0 52 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 43,261 42,043 28,658 58,914 41,102 34,836 45,484 51,306 4,180 349,784 100.00% 24
Rejected Votes 3,023 2,370 1,756 3,951 2,772 2,488 2,790 3,276 226 22,652
Total Polled 46,284 44,413 30,414 62,865 43,874 37,324 48,274 54,582 4,406 372,436
Registered Electors 85,285 81,652 50,558 111,570 75,915 63,305 81,393 97,357 647,035
Turnout 54.27% 54.39% 60.16% 56.35% 57.79% 58.96% 59.31% 56.06% 57.56%
Source:[19]

The following candidates were elected:[19] Ariyadasa Gamaethige (UPFA), 33,621 preference votes (pv); Thirimadura Ranjith de Soysa (UPFA), 32,182 pv; Ellawala Mohan Saliya (UPFA), 31,182 pv; Ambagahaarawe Prabhath Bhanu Munipriya (UPFA), 28,548 pv; Janaka Wakkumbura (UPFA), 27,998 pv; Abesinghe Archchilage Wijethunga (UNP), 25,002 pv; Mahawatta Kodithuwakkuge Sanee Rohana (UPFA), 24,392 pv; Beligaswatta Akkarak Kuruppu Mudiyanselage Ranjith Bandara (UPFA), 22,779 pv; Athula Kumara Rahubadda (UPFA), 22,531 pv; Arachchi Muthukuda Pushpa Kumara Disanayake (UPFA), 22,257 pv; Athukorala Kodithuwakkuge Sarath Kumara (UPFA), 22,215 pv; Siripala Kiriella (UNP), 20,609 pv; Arachchige Malawala Dharmasiri (UPFA), 20,536 pv; Atigala Samitha (UNP), 18,921 pv; Gonagala Manannalage Karunapala (UPFA), 17,758 pv; Elapatha Withanage Saman Priyanjith Witharana (UPFA), 17,292 pv; Wanni Arachchige Heenmahathmaya (UPFA), 16,614 pv; Panawalage Nimal Padmasiri Wijenayake (UNP), 16,223 pv; Anura de Silva Kumara Siri Alagiyawanna (UPFA), 16,128 pv; Abenayaka Piyadasa (UNP), 16,094 pv; Al Iflar Mahamad Yehiya Mahamad Iflar (UNP), 14,153 pv; Karandana Lekamlage Rathnayake (UNP), 13,180 pv; Upathissa Silva Hiripitiyage Maithripala (UNP), 13,110 pv; and Asirwadam Masilamay Denilrajan (CWC), 4,328 pv.

2005 Presidential Election

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 35,410 37,243 24,463 52,947 34,569 26,511 33,169 43,251 6,697 294,260 53.01%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 34,049 29,255 18,740 38,163 29,987 27,178 34,413 37,253 3,800 252,838 45.55%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 314 254 176 324 324 257 309 259 3 2,220 0.40%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 306 210 175 398 271 206 278 276 2 2,122 0.38%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 100 77 67 107 111 100 87 111 35 795 0.14%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 91 69 47 142 71 64 82 73 6 645 0.12%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 62 62 58 97 59 53 73 91 2 557 0.10%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 95 34 33 110 46 50 44 83 1 496 0.09%
Anura De Silva ULF 50 42 37 57 50 36 48 73 0 393 0.07%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 48 25 26 66 40 36 41 48 0 330 0.06%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 31 12 16 34 26 25 33 27 2 206 0.04%
Wije Dias SEP 22 12 15 24 18 17 10 14 2 134 0.02%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 9 7 7 10 10 4 18 13 0 78 0.01%
Valid Votes 70,587 67,302 43,860 92,479 65,582 54,537 68,605 81,572 10,550 555,074 100.00%
Rejected Votes 836 502 414 961 560 570 805 720 142 5,510
Total Polled 71,423 67,804 44,274 93,440 66,142 55,107 69,410 82,292 10,692 560,584
Registered Electors 87,938 83,705 52,156 115,991 78,157 65,445 84,595 100,230 668,217
Turnout 81.22% 81.00% 84.89% 80.56% 84.63% 84.20% 82.05% 82.10% 83.89%
Source:[20]

2008 Provincial Council Election

Results of the 5th Sabaragamuwa provincial council election held on 23 August 2008 for the district:

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 32,496 30,377 22,348 45,785 31,333 25,030 30,683 37,953 4,213 260,218 55.22% 13
United National Party 23,775 24,488 15,659 27,358 21,916 21,695 25,122 30,173 1,810 191,996 40.74% 10
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,039 849 783 3,339 645 592 1,001 1,165 290 9,703 2.06% 1
Ceylon Workers' Congress 688 399 126 291 681 1,253 1,060 603 34 5,135 1.09% 0
Up-Country People's Front 332 27 41 28 61 596 159 172 2 1,418 0.30% 0
United National Alliance 91 95 66 97 122 113 105 131 1 821 0.17% 0
United Socialist Party 68 99 48 65 90 189 48 92 6 705 0.15% 0
Left Front (NSSP et al.) 13 178 6 11 33 23 15 59 8 346 0.07% 0
National Development Front 71 16 22 37 16 13 42 46 1 264 0.06% 0
Independent 8 14 18 9 29 16 13 18 11 0 128 0.03% 0
Independent 9 15 9 4 22 12 7 12 14 1 96 0.02% 0
Independent 5 7 7 4 8 9 8 5 12 0 60 0.01% 0
Independent 6 3 4 4 16 13 5 10 4 0 59 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 6 6 2 10 4 4 13 10 1 56 0.01% 0
Independent 3 9 4 5 10 2 1 9 7 0 47 0.01% 0
Independent 2 5 5 4 11 4 8 3 4 1 45 0.01% 0
Independent 1 9 3 3 6 5 3 5 5 0 39 0.01% 0
Independent 7 5 10 0 4 1 2 5 3 1 31 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 7 1 1 1 7 4 7 3 0 31 0.01% 0
Independent 4 4 4 2 4 6 2 1 3 1 27 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 4 1 1 5 2 1 2 3 0 19 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 58,661 56,600 39,138 77,137 54,978 49,562 58,325 70,473 6,370 471,244 100.00% 24
Rejected Votes 3,947 2,394 1,788 3,933 2,994 3,100 3,811 3,625 177 25,769
Total Polled 62,608 58,994 40,926 81,070 57,972 52,662 62,136 74,098 6,547 497,013
Registered Electors 93,468 87,782 55,683 123,997 82,850 73,056 90,894 105,475 713,205
Turnout 66.98% 67.21% 73.50% 65.38% 69.97% 72.08% 68.36% 70.25% 69.69%
Source:[21]

2010 Presidential Election

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 46,716 46,177 31,514 65,255 45,248 34,773 43,368 55,225 9,458 377,734 63.76%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 28,201 22,277 14,009 31,029 22,431 24,283 27,302 29,891 4,143 203,566 34.36%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 255 158 141 248 257 191 375 133 9 1,767 0.30%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 200 224 141 256 220 151 162 171 0 1,525 0.26%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 170 135 144 280 169 120 167 193 5 1,383 0.23%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 142 105 104 116 173 167 191 126 2 1,126 0.19%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 108 87 94 169 118 94 131 100 4 905 0.15%
Lal Perera ONF 87 58 50 77 67 87 95 67 1 589 0.10%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 105 38 37 69 67 74 104 56 2 552 0.09%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 83 63 40 73 82 42 73 76 2 534 0.09%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 81 47 57 67 85 65 66 58 2 528 0.09%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 46 40 25 43 41 24 40 39 2 300 0.05%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 48 36 18 52 40 25 37 31 4 291 0.05%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 45 27 8 26 44 43 45 36 4 278 0.05%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 36 13 15 20 39 41 39 28 0 231 0.04%
Wije Dias SEP 30 15 13 27 40 34 26 29 2 216 0.04%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 24 9 14 30 30 23 18 28 0 176 0.03%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 27 13 10 31 27 14 20 17 1 160 0.03%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 26 12 15 19 18 18 25 17 0 150 0.03%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 18 14 11 14 22 25 29 9 1 143 0.02%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 25 17 7 14 29 16 19 13 0 140 0.02%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 17 10 9 17 45 9 12 13 0 132 0.02%
Valid Votes 76,490 69,575 46,476 97,932 69,292 60,319 72,344 86,356 13,642 592,426 100.00%
Rejected Votes 589 416 278 708 574 617 562 575 111 4,430
Total Polled 77,079 69,991 46,754 98,640 69,866 60,936 72,906 86,931 13,753 596,856
Registered Electors 96,855 89,518 57,232 127,375 86,973 75,685 92,891 108,122 734,651
Turnout 79.58% 78.19% 81.69% 77.44% 80.33% 80.51% 78.49% 80.40% 81.24%
Source:[1]

2010 Parliamentary General Election

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Balan
-goda
Eheli-
yagoda
Kala-
wana
Kolonna Niviti
-gala
Pelma-
dulla
Rak-
wana
Ratna
-pura
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, CWC et al.) 36,020 37,329 26,030 49,778 37,930 28,453 35,835 42,637 11,315 305,327 68.86% 7
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
18,410 14,346 8,187 17,511 13,603 14,817 16,179 19,013 3,010 125,076 28.21% 3
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 1,200 1,012 526 3,455 668 704 1,037 1,755 696 11,053 2.49% 0
Our National Front 60 19 23 87 31 43 39 46 4 352 0.08% 0
National Development Front 33 36 20 34 41 14 14 44 1 237 0.05% 0
United Socialist Party 18 23 19 24 26 34 15 26 4 189 0.04% 0
Independent 11 17 45 11 26 25 13 17 15 4 173 0.04% 0
United National Alternative Front 29 17 14 33 17 20 17 16 0 163 0.04% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 3 0 23 40 7 4 13 4 3 97 0.02% 0
United Democratic Front 12 4 4 13 14 9 10 9 1 76 0.02% 0
Left Liberation Front 6 22 4 10 9 10 8 3 3 75 0.02% 0
Independent 8 5 5 20 6 8 6 6 4 0 60 0.01% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 7 0 5 2 11 8 10 13 4 60 0.01% 0
Independent 10 5 10 3 7 9 7 8 7 1 57 0.01% 0
Independent 2 14 4 8 6 3 7 6 5 0 53 0.01% 0
Independent 7 3 5 3 18 8 1 4 5 0 47 0.01% 0
Independent 9 5 6 1 6 10 3 7 8 0 46 0.01% 0
Independent 3 1 4 2 8 10 8 6 4 0 43 0.01% 0
Independent 1 9 5 2 4 4 6 3 2 4 39 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 11 2 4 3 6 5 5 0 0 36 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 2 4 2 7 4 4 5 5 1 34 0.01% 0
Independent 4 1 1 5 10 3 1 1 1 0 23 0.01% 0
Independent 5 4 4 2 1 4 3 2 0 1 21 0.00% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 3 2 15 0.00% 0
Independent 6 0 0 1 2 2 4 2 0 0 11 0.00% 0
Sri Lanka Labour Party 1 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 10 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 55,877 52,908 34,919 71,093 52,455 44,187 53,253 63,627 15,054 443,373 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 5,584 3,851 3,263 4,358 4,559 4,740 5,031 5,215 421 37,022
Total Polled 61,461 56,759 38,182 75,451 57,014 48,927 58,284 68,842 15,475 480,395
Registered Electors 96,855 89,518 57,232 127,375 86,973 75,685 92,891 108,122 734,651
Turnout 63.46% 63.41% 66.71% 59.24% 65.55% 64.65% 62.74% 63.67% 65.39%
Source:[22]

The following candidates were elected:[23] W. D. J. Senewiratne (UPFA-SLFP), 125,816 preference votes (pv); Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi (UPFA-SLFP), 110,220 pv; Premalal Jayasekara (UPFA-SLFP), 73,175 pv; Janaka Wakkumbura (UPFA), 70,473 pv; Thalatha Atukorale (UNF-UNP), 64,592 pv; Ranjan Ramanayake (UNF), 59,318 pv; Vasudeva Nanayakkara (UPFA-DLF), 56,493 pv; Thirimadura Ranjith De Soysa (UPFA), 47,147 pv; Sanny Rohana (UPFA), 37,902 pv; and Dunesh Gankanda (UNF-UNP), 34,219 pv.

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