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Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 1989

9th Sri Lankan parliamentary election

15 February 1989

All 225 seats to the Parliament of Sri Lanka
113 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 63.60%
  First party Second party
Leader Ranasinghe Premadasa Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Party United National Party
Leader since 1988 1960
Leader's seat n/a Gampaha District
Last election 140 Seats, 50.92% 8 Seats, 29.72%
Seats won 125 67
Seat change Decrease15 Increase 59
Popular vote 2,837,961 1,780,599
Percentage 50.7% 31.8%

Winners of electoral districts. UNP in green and SLFP in blue.

Prime Minister before election

Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
United National Party

Prime Minister-designate

Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
United National Party

Sri Lanka had not had a parliamentary election since 1977. The elections that should normally have been held by 1983 had been cancelled by the 1982 referendum.

President Ranasinghe Premadasa called the election for February 15.




Electoral District

Elected members



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