Kavisena Herath

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Hon.
Kavisena Herath
MP
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Nikaweratiya
In office
1947–1956
Preceded by seat created
Succeeded by Mudiyanse Tennakoon
In office
1964–1965
Preceded by Mudiyanse Tennakoon
Succeeded by Mudiyanse Tennakoon
Personal details
Born Kalukumara Wanninayake Range Bandaralage Kavisena Herath
(1916-02-16)16 February 1916
Died 11 December 1991(1991-12-11) (aged 75)
Spouse(s) Lalitha nee Wickremesinghe
Children Kingsley, Hema, Sarojini, Rohan
Occupation politician

Kalukumara Wanninayake Range Bandaralage Kavisena Herath (16 February 1916 – 11 December 1991) was a Ceylonese politician.[1]

He was elected to first Parliament of Ceylon at the 1947 parliamentary elections, as an Independent, representing the Nikaweratiya electorate, securing 7,316 votes (51.5% of the total vote) defeating the United National Party candidate, U. B. Wanninayake, by 582 votes.[2][3]

Herath retained the seat at the subsequent 2nd parliamentary election, where he was re-elected with 11,999 votes (62.75% of the total vote).[4][5]

At the 3rd parliamentary election in April 1956 Herath ran as the United National Party candidate but was defeated by Mudiyanse Tennakoon, who represented the newly created Sri Lanka Freedom Party, 15,914 votes to 7,829 votes.[6]

Herath ran again at both the 4th parliamentary election and 5th parliamentary elections held in March and July 1960, however he lost both times to the incumbent, Tennakoon by 5,028 and 3,597 vote margins respectively.[7][8]

In December 1963 Tennakoon was expelled from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party[9] and resigned his position in parliament in protest, at the 1964 parliamentary by-election, held on 1 April 1964, Tennakoon contested the seat as an Independent, but was defeated by Herath, who secured 13,915 votes to Tennakoon's 10,675.[10]

At the 6th parliamentary election held on 22 March 1965, Herath lost the seat of Nikaweratiya, by a 1,358 vote margin to Tennakoon, who again ran as an independent.[11]

Herath contested the 7th parliamentary election held on 27 May 1970, however this time as an Independent. Herath came fifth in a field of six candidates, only securing 682 votes (1.5% of the total vote).[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Herath, Kalukumara Wanninayake Range Bandaralage Kavisena, M.P." Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "University of Ceylon Review". 6–8. University of Ceylon. 1948: 153. 
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election March 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election July 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election March 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election July 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Jupp, James (1978). Sri Lanka - Third World Democracy. Frank Cass. p. 70. ISBN 9780714630939. 
  10. ^ "Results of the Parliamentary By-Elections held between 1947-1988" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 12 December 2017.