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Election Violence

Presidential Elections 1999 - The Violence Report

Candidates & Electorates

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Elections, 2000

 

 

Election Violence

 

Murder

 

22nd August, 2000

 

Around 10,30pm UNP supporters in three vehicles were engaged in pasting election posters.

 

Supporters of the former Minister, Mr. Mahipala Herath arrived in several vehicles and opened fire upon the UNP supporters at the Molagoda area, between Mawanella and Kegalle. When the UNP supporters fled in one vehicle, the road was blocked and the vehicle was fired upon again.

 

Mr. U.G. Chathura Kumara, aged 19, was murdered in this attack. Two persons were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Kegalle Hospital. Three other persons were admitted to the Rambukkana hospital.

 

Nihal Anura, Lasantha Dharmasena, Kadawattiye Neil, Imtiaz and Kegalle Ranjith were identified among the assailants. The Jeep belonging to Imtiaz, the Land Cruiser of the Ranjith Bakery and the truck belonging to Inoka of Kegalle were also identified as having taken part in the incident. The Government death squad included some 40 persons.

 

4th of September, 2000

Around 4.30pm, after the handing over of nominations, a group of UNP supporters set off for Akkaraipattu from Ampara. At a junction they were fired upon by members of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (a constituent party of the ruling People's Alliance). Several UNP candidates were also among the persons who came under attack.

 

UNP supporter Mr. A. Mohamed Mustafa, a small businessman and father of three children, was murdered in this attack. Two persons who were injured in the shooting were admitted to the Ampara Hospital. Another person, who was in critical condition was transferred to Kandy Hospital. Two other persons were also admitted to the Akkaraipattu Hospital. Nine vehicles were damaged in the attack.

 

In protest against the Government brutality, all shops, Government offices and schools in Akkaraipattu were closed down on the 5th of September, 2000.

 

Over 200 complaints of elections related violence have been reported to the Elections Commissioner so far. The majority of these violations have been committed by members of the ruling People's Alliance Government. These incidents will be posted to this page shortly.

 

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Number of Voters & UNP Candidates by District

 

Electoral District No. 1 - Colombo

A. Colombo North 80,510

Ranil Wickremesinghe

M.H. Mohamed

Tyronne Fernando

A. Karunasena Kodituwakku

Gamini Lokuge

Premaratne Gunesekera

Ravi Karunanayake

Sunethra Ranasinghe

K. Dickson Perera

Jinadasa Niyathapala

M. Samson Silva

K.B. Lilantha Perera

Ajith Nivard Cabraal

Janaka Mallimarachchi

Nimal R. Peiris

Lakshman Abeyguneratne

Jayantha Kategoda

M. Maharoof

Sudath Wickremaratne

K. Chandana Manoj Nilanga

Mano Ganeshan

C. Mahendran

Abeywardena Balasuriya

B. Colombo Central 152,701
C. Borella 58,676
D. Colombo East 66,374
E. Colombo West 40,939
F. Dehiwala 58,883
G. Ratmalana 65,042
H. Kolonnawa 99, 486
I. Kotte 71, 617
J. Kaduwela 130, 721
K. Avissawella 90,721
L. Homagama 121,170
M. Maharagama 111,204
N. Kesbewa 125,802
O. Moratuwa 111,701

1,385,547

 

Electoral District No. 2 - Gampaha

Wattala 89,336

Anura Bandaranaike

Karu Jayasuriya

Joseph Michael Perera

Rajakaruna Sarathchandra

John Amaratunge

Rajapakse Suranimala

A.A. Reginold Perera

Anura Pradeep Hapangama

Jayalath Jayawardena

Abdul Rasool

Mahen Gunesekera

Mahendra Wijeratne

Donald Dissanayake

N.P.S.S.D. Mahamaya Karunaratne

A.P. Seneviratne

K.D. Gamini Gamini Guneratne

Susantha Senanayake

Edward Gunesekera

K.L.O.De S. Premathiratne

A.A. Lionel Fernando

Jinadasa Kulathilake

Negombo 84,290
Katana 103,105
Divulapitiya 84,780
Mirigama 98,681
Minuwangoda 101,131
Attanagalla 103,895
Gampaha 114,218
Ja-Ela 106,334
Mahara 110,100
Dompe 89,404
Biyagama 90,501
Kelaniya 77,681

1,253,456

Electoral District No. 3 - Kalutara

Panadura 94,221

Sarath Ranawaka

Imthias Bakeer Marker

Mahinda Samarasinghe

Rajitha Senaratne

P.D. Abeyratne

Kithsiri Kahatapitiya

Mervyn J. Cooray

Lakshman Ananda Wijemanne

Sanjaya Eshan Gabadagoda

Seneka Perera Samaranayake

Hemantha Wickramaarachchi

A. Nimal Samarasundera

Ramaiyya Sivalingam

Bandaragama 95,223
Horana 88,937
Bulathsinghala 67,198
Matugama 85,838
Kalutara 92,550
Beruwala 89,742
Agalawatta 83,947

697,656

Electoral District No. 4 - Mahanuwara

Galagedera 47,418 W. Senaratne Bandara
Harispattuwa 122,891 A.H.M. Hasheem
Patha-Dumbara 64,618 Keheliya Rambukwella
Uda-Dumbara 48,095 Tissa Attanayake (1)
Teldeniya 37,031 Tissa Attanayake (1)
Kundasale 67,435 Gamini Rajapakse
Hewaheta 56,465 Rupa Sriyani Daniel
Senkadagala 60,032 Chanaka Ailapperuma
Mahanuwara 34,559 Kesera Senanayake
Yatinuwara 64,303 Gemunu Abeysundera
Udunuwara 63,837 Lucky  Jayawardena
Gampola 75,067 A.R.M. Abdul Cader
Nawalapitiya 70,727 Basil Wilson Harley

812,478

George Pelpola

R.S. Mahinda Wijesiri

Irajaratnam Sivasamy

Electoral District No. 5 - Matale

Dambulla 99,756 Ranjith Aluvihare
Laggala 54,910 J.P. Wijeratne Banda
Matale 65,389 Alick Aluvihare
Rattota 72,597 Sanjeewa Kawiratne

292,652

A. B. Wickremesinghe

M.M. Buhardeen

S. Kandaiya

Electoral District No. 6 - Nuwara-Eliya

Nuwara Eliya 1

Maskeliya 1

Maskeliya 2

Nuwara Eliya 2

220,934

Navin Dissanayake

K.K. Piyadasa

V. Puthirasigamani

G.M.M. Piyasiri

Kotmale 60,202

Mahinda Delpitiya

Hanguranketa 58,854

Rohan Abeygunesekera

Walapane 65,424

Renuka Ranaweera

405,414

P. Chandrasekeran

A.P. Kangara Arachchi

S. Sathasivum

Electoral District No. 7 - Galle

Balapitiya 46,935

P.A. Dhanawansha De Silva (10)

Ambalangoda 60,173

Juwanwadu Upali Sirisumana (7)

Karandeniya 58,321

Jayantha Jayaweera (6)

Bentara-Elpitiya 77,095

Gayantha Karunatillake (5)

Hiniduma 81,128

Dasilige Sunil Senanayake (9)

Baddegama 78,867

Abeywickrema Ananda Jyantha (2)

Ratgama 70,225

Nandimitra De Soysa (8)

Galle 65,313

Abeywardena Vajira (1)

Akmeemana 71,256

Ranjith Kumarage (12)

H. Wickrematillake Nanayakkara (13)

Habaraduwa 69,196

G.L. Sarath Gunewardena (4)

678,509

Arij Mohamed Ismail (3)

Priyantha Thrikawala (11)

Electoral District No. 8 - Matara

Deniyaya 76,101

Sagala Gajendra Ratnayake

Hakmana 76,562

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

Akuressa 78,408

A. Dayananda Wickremesinghe

Kamburupitiya 71,211

Kapila Jayantha Wellapilli

Devinuwara 69,003

H. R. Wimalasiri

Matara 73,737

Mohamed Raseek Zarook

Weligama 79,629

Ediriweera Madurapala

524,651

N. De S. Kalpe Merenchige

Liyane Hewage Siripala

Ambewela Dhammika

Electoral District No. 9 - Hambantota

Mulkirigala 80,283  
Beliatta 69,413 Atapattu Ranjith
Tangalle 91,814 A.S. Alexander
Tissamaharama 118,516 P. Madduma Banduge Siril

360,026

K. Ananda Kularatne

Sajith Premadasa

Ekanayake Somapala

Dilip Wedaarachchi

Tennekoon Gamage Senaratne

Wilson Wirittamulla

Lokuruge Sarath

Electoral District No. 10 - Jaffna 

Kayts 51,007

T. Maheshwaran

P. Sivapatham

S. Srikajan

G. Jeyendra

S. Jayaratnam

Somasundaram

Kandasamy Nandakumaran

Sithamparapillai Rasadurai

Nagalingam Nagarajah

Sanmugam Sivalingaraja

Muttuthamby Kanakasundaram

Kandiah Weerasingam

Vaddukodai 59,419
Kankasanturai 63,000
Manipay 62,692
Kopay 59,419
Udupiddy 53,668
Point Pedro 42,781
Chavakachcheri 53,933
Nallur 65,203
Jaffna 53,666
Kilinochchi 57,543

622,331

Electoral District No. 11 - Vanni

Mannar 68,468

R.M. Pulendran

Santhakumara Punchihewa

D.P. Wimalanath

S. Ponniah

A.S.M. Faszmi

S. Jabarullah

S.H. Mohamed Rajah

M. Thawachelvam

M.M. Abdeen

Vavuniya 91,589
Mullaitivu 53,054

213,111

Electoral District No. 12 - Batticaloa

Kalkudah 78,516

Ali Zaheer Moulana Seyed

Rajan Sathiyamoorthy

Thambirasa Jayakumar

A.M. Umar Lebbe

S. Mamangarajah

A. Sasitharan

C. Poopalaratnam

K Sriram

Batticaloa 127,532
Padiruppu 69,437

275,485

Electoral District No. 13 - Digamadulla

Ampara 124,405

P. Dayaratne

Chandradasa Galappathy

M.M. Musthaffa

M.H. Cegu Issadeen

Mashoor Sinnalebbe

Thuraiappah Muthukrishnan

S.S. Abbasee

A.L.M. Cassim

M.A. Thambikkandu

F.M. Ansar Moulana

Sammanturai 58,100
Kalmunai 56,513
Potuvil 113,519

352,537

Electoral District No. 14 - Trincomalee

Seruwila 59,233

Sunil Shantha Ranaweera

Ranjanee Senasinghe

M.A.M. Maharoof

S.LM. Hassan

M.S. Rajees

Arumugam Jegasothy

N. Sampasivamoorthy

Trincomalee 79,322
Mutur 68,329

206,884

Electoral District No. 15 - Kurunegala

Galgamuwa 81,446

Anula Basnayake

Nikaweratiya 74,822

Rohitha Bogollagama

Yapahuwa 89,198

D.M. Bandaranaike

Hiriyala 76,763

Anura Gopallawa

Wariyapola 61,292

Amara Piyaseeli Rathnayake

Panduwasnuwara 60,131

R.M.R. Nimal Bandara

Bingiriya 70,198

Gamini Jayawickrema Perera

Katugampola 77,549

A.H.M. Alawi

Kuliyapitiya 79,777

Piyasoma Upali

Dambadeniya 78,230

Prsantha Shamal Senarath

Polgahawela 63,613

Lionel Rajapakse

Kurunegala 68,296

Ariya Bandara Rakawa

Mawathagama 69,153

Johnston Xavier Fernado

Dodangaslanda 56,942

J.C. Alawathuwala

1,007,410

Indika Bandaranaike

Ajith Rohana

Susil Jayanatha

Anura Herath

Electoral District No. 16 - Puttalam

Puttalam 82,077

M.I. Bishrul Hafi

Anamaduwa 85,002

Palitha Range Bandara

R.A. Samson Ranasinghe

Chillaw 89,650

Neomal Perera

Shantha Sisira Kumara

Nattandiya 70,028

Sujatha Dharmawardena

P.S. Rohan Wickremesinghe

Wennappuwa 85,717

Festus Perera

Anton Sugath Tissera

412,474

N. Kamaleswaran

Electoral District No. 17 - Anuradhapura

Medawachchiya 63,651

D.M. Amaratunga

Horowpathana 60,605

Themiya L.B. Hurulle

Anuradhapura East 70,735

A. Sunil Fernando

Anuradhapura West 75,498

W.B. Ekanayake

Kalawewa 93,423

A.M.S. Adhikari

Mihintale 48,370

P. Harrison

Kekirawa 60,379

Lal Dharmapriya Gamage

472,661

Sunil Dissanayake

M.R. Abeysinghe

Chandrani Bandara

M.M. Rizwi

Electoral District No. 18 - Polonnaruwa

Minneriya 63,895

H.G.P. Nelson

Chandrasiri Suriyaarachchi

S.A. Muthubanda

Sidney Jayaratne

Earl Gunesekera

Rukman Senanayake

M.M. Donald

Abdul Cader

Medirigiriya 61,872
Polonnaruwa 103,667

229,434

Electoral District No. 19 - Badulla

Mahiyangane 68,260

Lakshman Seneviratne

Wiyaluwa 39,778

 

Passara 49,102

H.K.A. Sunil Yasanayake

Badulla 43,882

Don Winston Dias

Hali-Ela 52,866

R.M. Rathnayake

Uva-Paranagama 50,535

Upali Delton Samaraweera

Welimada 57,245

Ravindra Samaraweera

Bandarawela 63,837

Nalin Priyantha Suriyage

Haputale 50,052

W.J.M. Lokubandara

475,557

A.L.C. Meera Saheeb

Weeran Senthan

Arunachalam Aravindkumar

Electoral District No. 20 - Monaragala

Bibile 60,633

R.M. Dharmadasa Banda

Moneragala 75,537

R.M. Jayasinghe Bandara

Irwin Sampath Jayasuriya

Wellawaya 101,765

J.M. Ananda Kumarasiri

237,935

R.M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara

Piyasumana Ranasinghe

Gamage Chandrasena

Electoral District No. 21 - Ratnapura

Eheliyagoda 77,695

Gamini Athukorale

Susantha Punchinilame

A.A. Wijetunge

Ajith Kumara Maddegama

P.N. Padmasiri Wijenayake

P.K. Siripala Kiriella

Samitha Atygalle

I.K. Mahinda Rantillake

A. Wijesinghe

E.A. Vajira Dissanayake

P. Abeynayake

Sarath Wijaya Gunewardena

Sivalingam Suresh Kumar

Ratnapura 92,110
Pelmadula 60,350
Balangoda 80,091
Rakwana 77,040
Nivitigala 71,885
Kalawana 47,608
Kolonna 102,876

609,655

Electoral District No. 22 - Kegalle

Dedigama 75,475

H.R. Jayatillake Podinilame

N. Manodha Wijayaratne

U.L.M. Farook

Kabeer Hasheem

K. Sujitha Sanjaya Perera

W. Somadasa

A.D. Premadasa Champika

Nimal Jayasinghe

M.R. Sarath Bandara

Champa Nilika Katagalla

Weeran Shridharan

Galigamuwa 58,109
Kegalle 60,082
Rambukkana 55,564
Mawanella 71,439
Aranayake 46,852
Yatiyantota 61,299
Ruwanwella 60,851
Deraniyagala 55,567

545,238

Election results will be posted to these tables as they are released. Please check back on election night.