Polonnaruwa Electoral District

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Polonnaruwa
Electoral District
for the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Administrative
District
Polonnaruwa
Province North Central
Polling divisions 3
Population 400,000[1] (2008)
Electorate 280,337[2] (2010)
Area 3,293 km2 (1,271 sq mi)[3]
Current Electoral District
Number of members 5
MPs Siripala Gamalath, UPFA
Earl Gunasekara, UNF
Ranasinghe Roshan, UPFA
Maithripala Sirisena, UPFA
C. A. Suriyaarachchi, UPFA

Polonnaruwa 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 Polonnaruwa in the North Central province, the district currently elects 5 of the 225 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament and had 280,337 registered electors in 2010.[2]

1982 Presidential Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
Junius Jayewardene UNP 20,324 17,728 20,616 746 59,414 56.26%
Hector Kobbekaduwa SLFP 11,777 12,818 12,286 362 37,243 35.26%
Rohana Wijeweera JVP 2,736 3,181 2,161 60 8,138 7.71%
Colvin R. de Silva LSSP 140 169 133 9 451 0.43%
Kumar Ponnambalam ACTC 24 35 166 3 228 0.22%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara NSSP 22 58 54 7 141 0.13%
Valid Votes 35,023 33,989 35,416 1,187 105,615 100.00%
Rejected Votes 312 315 426 11 1,064
Total Polled 35,335 34,304 35,842 1,198 106,679
Registered Electors 43,240 40,329 44,055 127,624
Turnout 81.72% 85.06% 81.36% 83.59%
Source:[4]

1988 Presidential Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
Ranasinghe Premadasa UNP 6,592 2,433 17,179 188 26,392 55.54%
Sirimavo Bandaranaike SLFP 3,497 2,123 14,320 233 20,173 42.45%
Oswin Abeygunasekara SLMP 161 125 651 20 957 2.01%
Valid Votes 10,250 4,681 32,150 441 47,522 100.00%
Rejected Votes 448 44 634 31 1,157
Total Polled 10,698 4,725 32,784 472 48,679
Registered Electors 48,728 50,128 64,885 163,741
Turnout 21.95% 9.43% 50.53% 29.73%
Source:[5]

1989 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
United National Party 8,631 10,576 23,469 797 43,473 62.33% 4
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 3,384 7,431 11,973 433 23,221 33.29% 1
United Lanka People's Party 148 711 1,052 22 1,933 2.77% 0
United Socialist Alliance
(CPSL, LSSP, NSSP, SLMP)
67 765 250 35 1,117 1.60% 0
Valid Votes 12,230 19,483 36,744 1,287 69,744 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 959 1,866 2,376 65 5,266
Total Polled 13,189 21,349 39,120 1,352 75,010
Registered Electors 48,477 49,700 64,163 1,405 163,745
Turnout 27.21% 42.96% 60.97% 96.23% 45.81%
Source:[6]

The following candidates were elected:[6] Hewa Gajaman Paththinige Nelson (UNP), 18,093 preference votes (pv); Maithripala Sirisena (SLFP), 13,652 pv; Seid Ahamed Abdul Majeed (UNP), 12,299 pv; C. A. Suriyaarachchi (UNP), 11,318 pv; and Samarasinghe Arachchilage Muthubanda (UNP), 10,336 pv.

1993 Provincial Council Election[edit]

Results of the 2nd North Central provincial council election held on 17 May 1993 for the district:

Party Votes % Seats
United National Party 69,606 52.26%
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 44,528 33.43%
Democratic United National Front 16,608 12.47%
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 1,818 1.37%
Nava Sama Samaja Party 622 0.47%
Valid Votes 133,182
Rejected Votes 12,630
Total Polled 145,812
Registered Electors 196,031
Turnout 74.38%
Source:

1994 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
People's Alliance (SLFP et al.) 22,287 24,660 33,381 2,110 82,438 51.18% 3
United National Party 22,261 20,379 32,562 1,504 76,706 47.62% 2
Sri Lanka Progressive Front (JVP) 308 811 750 65 1,934 1.20% 0
Valid Votes 44,856 45,850 66,693 3,679 161,078 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 1,626 1,758 2,984 66 6,434
Total Polled 46,482 47,608 69,677 3,745 167,512
Registered Electors 55,264 57,393 87,535 200,192
Turnout 84.11% 82.95% 79.60% 83.68%
Source:[7]

The following candidates were elected:[7] Maithripala Sirisena (PA), 62,925 preference votes (pv); Rukman Senanayake (UNP), 45,648 pv; Hewa Gajaman Paththinige Nelson (UNP), 39,439 pv; Thilakarathne Bandara Mahalekam (PA), 26,465 pv; and Herath Mudiyanselage Nandasena Herath (PA), 26,213 pv.

1994 Presidential Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 23,977 25,779 36,865 2,286 88,907 59.08%
Srimathi Dissanayake UNP 17,588 15,079 25,284 1,336 59,287 39.40%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 2 313 279 527 7 1,126 0.75%
Nihal Galappaththi SLPF 111 169 173 16 469 0.31%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 112 134 169 13 428 0.28%
A.J. Ranashinge Ind 1 67 64 118 9 258 0.17%
Valid Votes 42,168 41,504 63,136 3,667 150,475 100.00%
Rejected Votes 965 1,204 1,716 81 3,966
Total Polled 43,133 42,708 64,852 3,748 154,441
Registered Electors 55,264 57,393 87,535 200,192
Turnout 78.05% 74.41% 74.09% 77.15%
Source:[8]

1999 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes % Seats
People's Alliance (SLFP, SLMC et al.) 75,466 52.01%
United National Party 60,022 41.37%
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 8,498 5.86%
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 394 0.27%
Liberal Party 388 0.27%
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 334 0.23%
Valid Votes 145,102 100.00%
Rejected Votes 10,255
Total Polled 155,357
Registered Electors 217,318
Turnout 71.49%
Source:[9]

1999 Presidential Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
Chandrika Kumaratunga PA 23,395 24,141 39,372 1,755 88,663 51.55%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 20,345 18,627 32,472 1,154 72,598 42.21%
Nandana Gunathilake JVP 1,709 2,849 3,165 297 8,020 4.66%
Rajiva Wijesinha Liberal 132 140 269 1 542 0.32%
W.V.M. Ranjith Ind 2 135 149 257 0 541 0.31%
T. Edirisuriya Ind 1 94 107 189 2 392 0.23%
Harischandra Wijayatunga SMBP 95 119 146 21 381 0.22%
Kamal Karunadasa PLSF 86 66 92 3 247 0.14%
Abdul Rasool SLMP 55 60 125 0 240 0.14%
Vasudeva Nanayakkara LDA 33 51 65 16 165 0.10%
Hudson Samarasinghe Ind 3 32 28 55 1 116 0.07%
A. Dissanayaka DUNF 10 26 26 3 65 0.04%
A.W. Premawardhana PFF 8 13 16 0 37 0.02%
Valid Votes 46,129 46,376 76,249 3,253 172,007 100.00%
Rejected Votes 736 859 1,473 83 3,151
Total Polled 46,865 47,235 77,722 3,336 175,158
Registered Electors 60,171 61,803 98,929 220,903
Turnout 77.89% 76.43% 78.56% 79.29%
Source:[10]

2000 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
United National Party 22,213 22,693 35,197 2,296 82,399 46.33% 3
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
21,075 21,014 34,979 2,955 80,023 44.99% 2
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 2,135 3,811 4,691 524 11,161 6.27% 0
National Unity Alliance (SLMC) 1,048 28 886 15 1,977 1.11% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 249 329 569 18 1,165 0.65% 0
Sinhala Heritage 123 142 317 33 615 0.35% 0
Citizen's Front 24 28 103 4 159 0.09% 0
Liberal Party 20 30 42 1 93 0.05% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 21 26 25 5 77 0.04% 0
Independent 2 20 15 34 1 70 0.04% 0
Democratic United National Front 16 16 33 1 66 0.04% 0
Independent 1 8 18 16 1 43 0.02% 0
People's Freedom Front 5 4 13 1 23 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 46,957 48,154 76,905 5,855 177,871 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 2,395 2,770 4,710 194 10,069
Total Polled 49,352 50,924 81,615 6,049 187,940
Registered Electors 61,872 63,895 103,667 229,434
Turnout 79.76% 79.70% 78.73% 81.91%
Source:[11]

The following candidates were elected:[12] Maithripala Sirisena (PA), 57,072 preference votes (pv); Earl Gunasekara (UNP), 56,213 pv; Hewa Gajaman Paththinige Nelson (UNP), 31,241 pv; Rukman Senanayake (UNP), 27,200 pv; and Herath Mudiyanselage Nandasena Herath (PA), 22,872 pv.

2001 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, DPF)
24,450 21,436 39,349 86,786 47.82% 3
People's Alliance
(SLFP et al.)
19,149 19,423 33,531 73,679 40.60% 2
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 4,355 6,749 7,280 18,956 10.44% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 416 435 662 1,517 0.84% 0
Sinhala Heritage 37 57 99 199 0.11% 0
Democratic United National Front 20 34 55 109 0.06% 0
Independent 4 12 26 32 70 0.04% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 9 18 18 45 0.02% 0
Independent 1 8 15 12 36 0.02% 0
Independent 2 7 15 11 34 0.02% 0
Independent 3 4 9 16 29 0.02% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 7 7 6 21 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 4 7 5 16 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 48,478 48,231 81,076 181,497 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 2,401 3,393 5,995 11,854
Total Polled 50,879 51,624 87,071 193,351
Registered Electors 63,518 66,645 110,281 240,444
Turnout 80.10% 77.46% 78.95% 80.41%
Sources:[13][14]

The following candidates were elected:[15] Earl Gunasekara (UNF), 57,957 preference votes (pv); Maithripala Sirisena (PA), 52,421 pv; Hewa Gajaman Paththinige Nelson (UNF), 41,822 pv; Ananda Sarath Kumara Rathnayake (PA), 40,384 pv; and Kapugamage Palle Mulle Sidney Jayaratne (UNF), 28,109 pv.

2004 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 26,114 30,342 45,936 3,851 106,243 57.35% 3
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, CWC, DPF)
20,522 17,522 35,420 2,200 75,664 40.84% 2
Jathika Hela Urumaya 388 850 1,067 108 2,413 1.30% 0
United Socialist Party 182 152 290 3 627 0.34% 0
National Development Front 23 32 59 2 116 0.06% 0
Independent 10 16 21 14 0 51 0.03% 0
New Left Front (NSSP et al.) 8 12 20 1 41 0.02% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 1 4 8 2 15 0.01% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 7 3 1 13 0.01% 0
Independent 1 2 3 8 0 13 0.01% 0
Independent 9 4 4 5 0 13 0.01% 0
Independent 2 3 4 3 1 11 0.01% 0
Independent 3 4 3 2 0 9 0.00% 0
Independent 4 1 4 3 0 8 0.00% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 0 1 4 1 6 0.00% 0
Independent 6 2 0 3 0 5 0.00% 0
Independent 8 1 2 2 0 5 0.00% 0
Independent 5 1 2 1 0 4 0.00% 0
Independent 7 2 0 2 0 4 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 47,276 48,965 82,850 6,170 185,261 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 3,035 3,746 5,683 209 12,673
Total Polled 50,311 52,711 88,533 6,379 197,934
Registered Electors 66,605 70,308 117,148 254,061
Turnout 75.54% 74.97% 75.57% 77.91%
Source:[16]

The following candidates were elected:[17] Maithripala Sirisena (UPFA-SLFP), 72,451 preference votes (pv); S. K. Subasinghe (UPFA-JVP), 61,580 pv; Siripala Gamalath (UPFA-SLFP), 47,085 pv; Earl Gunasekara (UNF-UNP), 38,681 pv; and C. A. Suriyaarachchi (UNF-UNP), 37,983 pv.

2004 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP, JVP et al.) 22,700 25,789 40,340 2,238 91,067 62.19% 6
United National Party 15,647 11,040 26,886 961 54,534 37.24% 4
United Socialist Party 203 141 270 6 620 0.42% 0
Independent 3 16 27 37 0 80 0.05% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 10 12 28 4 54 0.04% 0
United Sinhala Great Council 2 11 14 1 28 0.02% 0
Independent 2 5 7 11 3 26 0.02% 0
Independent 1 7 5 10 2 24 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 38,590 37,032 67,596 3,215 146,433 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 2,340 2,563 4,762 166 9,831
Total Polled 40,930 39,595 72,358 3,381 156,264
Registered Electors 66,605 70,308 117,148 254,061
Turnout 61.45% 56.32% 61.77% 61.51%
Source:[18]

The following candidates were elected:[18] Ananda Sarath Kumara Rathnayake (UPFA), 41,004 preference votes (pv); R. K. Indrananda (UPFA), 28,009 pv; M. G. Palitha Upul Kumara (UPFA), 24,242 pv; T. B. Sarath (UPFA), 21,774 pv; Hewa Gajaman Paththinige Kins Kumar Nelson (UNP), 21,100 pv; R. M. Punchi Banda Rathnayake (UPFA), 20,959 pv; Deniyegedara Saranelis Dayawansha (UPFA), 16,638 pv; Donald Mahamadakalapuwage (UNP), 14,591 pv; Ansar Shahul Hameed Mohamadu (UNP), 11,788 pv; and Arachchilage Janaka Priyantha Samarasinghe (UNP), 11,459 pv.

2005 Presidential Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 27,230 31,081 47,188 5,000 110,499 52.61%
Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP 25,533 23,819 44,951 2,839 97,142 46.25%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 172 199 308 4 683 0.33%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 181 176 231 1 589 0.28%
Victor Hettigoda ULPP 42 65 112 7 226 0.11%
Chamil Jayaneththi NLF 61 52 106 7 226 0.11%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 50 61 108 2 221 0.11%
Anura De Silva ULF 48 39 51 3 141 0.07%
Wimal Geeganage SLNF 25 43 47 4 119 0.06%
A.K.J. Arachchige DUA 18 28 32 3 81 0.04%
P. Nelson Perera SLPF 15 12 20 1 48 0.02%
Wije Dias SEP 5 6 19 1 31 0.01%
H.S. Dharmadwaja UNAF 8 6 10 0 24 0.01%
Valid Votes 53,388 55,587 93,183 7,872 210,030 100.00%
Rejected Votes 402 536 936 128 2,002
Total Polled 53,790 56,123 94,119 8,000 212,032
Registered Electors 69,230 72,430 121,949 263,609
Turnout 77.70% 77.49% 77.18% 80.43%
Source:[19]

2008 Provincial Council Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 25,729 27,582 49,828 4,771 107,910 59.73% 6
United National Party 17,682 14,067 29,731 1,785 63,265 35.02% 4
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,662 2,573 2,835 311 7,381 4.09% 0
National Congress 796 20 519 36 1,371 0.76% 0
United National Alliance 67 48 83 6 204 0.11% 0
United Socialist Party 45 47 76 5 173 0.10% 0
Independent 8 12 23 39 2 76 0.04% 0
National Development Front 18 30 22 4 74 0.04% 0
Independent 4 13 16 6 0 35 0.02% 0
Independent 6 8 17 9 1 35 0.02% 0
Left Front (NSSP et al.) 5 5 11 4 25 0.01% 0
Sri Lanka Progressive Front 0 7 14 4 25 0.01% 0
Independent 1 8 2 9 2 21 0.01% 0
Independent 7 3 6 7 2 18 0.01% 0
Independent 5 1 9 3 1 14 0.01% 0
Independent 2 5 5 3 0 13 0.01% 0
Independent 3 4 0 8 1 13 0.01% 0
Muslim Liberation Front 2 4 4 0 10 0.01% 0
Valid Votes 46,060 44,461 83,207 6,935 180,663 100.00% 10
Rejected Votes 2,508 2,968 4,413 293 10,182
Total Polled 48,568 47,429 87,620 7,228 190,845
Registered Electors 72,128 76,120 128,808 277,056
Turnout 67.34% 62.31% 68.02% 68.88%
Source:[20]

2010 Presidential Election[edit]

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

Candidate Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes %
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
Mahinda Rajapaksa UPFA 34,613 39,587 60,718 9,971 144,889 64.92%
Sarath Fonseka NDF 18,979 16,517 35,473 4,057 75,026 33.62%
M.C.M. Ismail DUNF 93 167 320 39 619 0.28%
W.V. Mahiman Ranjith Ind 1 130 139 228 10 507 0.23%
A.A. Suraweera NDF 89 163 219 6 477 0.21%
C.J. Sugathsiri Gamage UDF 57 55 118 6 236 0.11%
A.S.P Liyanage SLLP 49 70 99 1 219 0.10%
Sarath Manamendra NSH 61 40 98 2 201 0.09%
Ukkubanda Wijekoon Ind 3 57 49 88 1 195 0.09%
Lal Perera ONF 45 39 85 3 172 0.08%
Siritunga Jayasuriya USP 24 30 61 0 115 0.05%
Aithurus M. Illias Ind 2 16 23 29 5 73 0.03%
Vikramabahu Karunaratne LF 9 21 39 2 71 0.03%
Sanath Pinnaduwa NA 18 14 30 0 62 0.03%
Wije Dias SEP 8 16 29 1 54 0.02%
M. K. Shivajilingam Ind 5 9 13 29 3 54 0.02%
M. Mohamed Musthaffa Ind 4 12 11 22 0 45 0.02%
Senaratna de Silva PNF 7 8 21 2 38 0.02%
Battaramulla Seelarathana JP 3 10 17 2 32 0.01%
M.B. Thaminimulla ACAKO 7 8 15 1 31 0.01%
Sarath Kongahage UNAF 8 6 13 3 30 0.01%
Aruna de Soyza RPP 8 4 17 0 29 0.01%
Valid Votes 54,302 56,990 97,768 14,115 223,175 100.00%
Rejected Votes 281 350 710 131 1,472
Total Polled 54,583 57,340 98,478 14,246 224,647
Registered Electors 72,402 77,084 130,851 280,337
Turnout 75.39% 74.39% 75.26% 80.13%
Source:[2]

2010 Parliamentary General Election[edit]

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

Party Votes per Polling Division Postal
Votes
Total Votes % Seats
Mediri-
giriya
Minne
-riya
Polon-
naruwa
United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.) 26,794 29,597 51,998 10,305 118,694 69.22% 4
United National Front
(UNP, SLMC, DPF, SLFP(P))
12,572 8,890 21,579 2,691 45,732 26.67% 1
Democratic National Alliance (JVP et al.) 1,199 2,166 2,453 639 6,457 3.77% 0
Our National Front 34 34 55 7 130 0.08% 0
United National Alternative Front 14 10 30 1 55 0.03% 0
Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal 2 0 50 1 53 0.03% 0
Sri Lanka National Front 24 6 11 6 47 0.03% 0
National Development Front 4 12 21 6 43 0.03% 0
Janasetha Peramuna 3 2 18 3 26 0.02% 0
Independent 1 3 5 10 2 20 0.01% 0
Independent 11 7 5 5 1 18 0.01% 0
Independent 13 6 6 6 0 18 0.01% 0
United Democratic Front 3 3 9 2 17 0.01% 0
United Lanka Great Council 3 5 8 1 17 0.01% 0
Independent 7 2 2 11 2 17 0.01% 0
Patriotic National Front 3 9 4 0 16 0.01% 0
Independent 10 2 1 10 0 13 0.01% 0
Ruhuna People's Party 3 5 4 0 12 0.01% 0
Independent 4 1 6 4 1 12 0.01% 0
Independent 5 3 6 3 0 12 0.01% 0
Independent 12 3 3 6 0 12 0.01% 0
Independent 2 3 5 1 1 10 0.01% 0
Independent 8 3 0 6 1 10 0.01% 0
Independent 3 3 4 0 1 8 0.00% 0
National People's Party 1 2 3 1 7 0.00% 0
Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya 2 0 2 2 6 0.00% 0
Independent 6 3 0 3 0 6 0.00% 0
Independent 9 0 1 1 0 2 0.00% 0
Left Liberation Front 0 0 1 0 1 0.00% 0
Valid Votes 40,700 40,785 76,312 13,674 171,471 100.00% 5
Rejected Votes 3,613 3,643 6,804 738 14,798
Total Polled 44,313 44,428 83,116 14,412 186,269
Registered Electors 72,402 77,084 130,851 280,337
Turnout 61.20% 57.64% 63.52% 66.44%
Source:[21]

The following candidates were elected:[22] Maithripala Sirisena (UPFA-SLFP), 90,118 preference votes (pv); Ranasinghe Roshan (UPFA), 56,223 pv; Siripala Gamalath (UPFA-SLFP), 53,973 pv; C. A. Suriyaarachchi (UPFA), 44,356 pv; and Earl Gunasekara (UNF-UNP), 26,925 pv.

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