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Election 2004
 Latest News
 Opinion polls

LankaWeb Opinion Poll

UPFA
52%
UNF
23%
JHU
17%
TNA
6%
Others
2%

Joint university panel survey (seats)

UPFA
UNF
Others
120
86
19

Reuters opinion poll
(seats)
UPFA
UNF
Others
104
99
22

Other opinion polls
Vesess
Online poll


 Past election results

2001 Election results

PA
UNF
JVP
Others
37.27%
45.56%
9.13%
8.04%
2000 Election results
PA
UNP
JVP
Others
45.3%
40.3%
6.1%
8.3%

Seats won in 2001
PA
UNF
JVP
Others
77
109
16
23
Seats won in 2000
PA
UNP
JVP
Others
107
89
10
19

Election 2001 results

Election 2000 results


Politics

 Political Parties

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) (SLFP & JVP)
UPFA Manifesto

People's Alliance (PA)
Seats won in 2001: 77
Seats won in 2000: 107
Seats won in 1994: 105

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)
Seats won in 2001: 16
Seats won in 2000: 10

United National Party (UNP)
UNP Manifesto
Seats won in 2001: 109
Seats won in 2000: 89
Seats won in 1994: 81

Jathika Hela Urumaya (formerly Sihala Urumaya (SU))
JHU Manifesto
Seats won in 2001: 0
Seats won in 2000: 1

Tamil National Alliance (TNA)
TNA Manifesto
Seats won in 2000: 18 (combined)

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC)
SLMC Manifesto

Democratic Leftist Alliance (DLA )

Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP)

Liberal Front (PL)

Sri Lanka Progressive Front (SLPF)

Ruhunu Janatha Party (RJP )

New Left Front (NLF)

Puravasi Peramuna (PP)

Democratic People's Liberation Front (DPLF)

Dimocratic Left Front (DLF)

Sinhalaye Maha-Sammatha Bhumi Puthra Party (SMBP)

United Socialist party (USP)

The National Democratic Party (NDP)

Muslim United Liberation Front (MULF)

United Lalith Front (ULF)

Eksath Sinhala Maha Sabha (ESMS)

Jathika Sangwardhena Peramuna (JSP)

People's Freedom Front (PFF)

The Liberal Party (LP)

Ruhunu Janatha Party (RJP)

Democratic United National Front (DUNF)

Sri Lanka Muslim Katchi (SLMK)

Sri Lanka National Front (SLNF)

Socialist Equality Party (SEP)

Eksath Lanka Podhujana Pakshaya (ELPP)

 Related sites

Official Elections Website

Department of elections

Upali newspapers election site

 


All Island Final Results Summary
UPFA
UNF
JHU
TNA
Others
45.6%
37.8%
5.97%
6.84%
3.8%

Seats won
UPFA
UNF
JHU
TNA
Others
105
82
9
22
7

Latest results

Final District Results & Seats

Preference Votes (Manapa)

List of Cabinet and Deputy Ministers

 Elections News

Final results out
UPFA wins Sri Lanka poll

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party has won the country's parliamentary elections, but without enough seats for a majority. Final results showed the United People's Freedom Alliance party had 105 seats, compared to 82 for Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe's party.
-Full Story- (BBC - 04/04/04)

'LTTE rigged Jaffna poll'
A key Tamil politician in Sri Lanka has charged Tamil Tiger rebels with rigging the polls in the embattled northern Jaffna Peninsula. He has accused the election commissioner of "legalising terrorism." Independent candidate V Anandasangari alleged that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had organised widespread impersonation of voters in Friday's parliamentary election.
-Full Story- (Times of India - 04/04/04)

Buddhist monks to stay neutral in Sri Lanka's new parliament
The group of Buddhist monks who were elected into the Sri Lankan parliament in Friday's parliamentary elections are to stay neutral in conducting their affairs, a senior monk said Sunday. "We want to stay neutral. Our mandate was based on our principal to stay neutral." said Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka, one of the newly elected legislators.
-Full Story- (Xinhua - 04/04/04)

Sri Lanka rules out poll recounts
Voting will not be held again in two areas where there were widespread reports of irregularities in Friday's parliamentary election, Sri Lanka's election commissioner has said, paving the way for the release of final results. The announcement came after Election Commissioner Dayanada Dissanayake met Sunday with leaders of the island's major parties to discuss the report. "We had a lengthy discussion and my decision is that there is no need for re-polling," Dissanayake told reporters. -Full Story- (CNN - 04/04/04)

Kumaratunga stakes claim to form new govt in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga's alliance on Saturday staked its claim to forming a new government as general elections produced no clear winner and raised the prospects of more political uncertainty. With Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe refusing to accept defeat and hoping to cobble up some kind of a coalition, it was clear that the single largest group in the 225-seat house would be Kumaratunga's centre-left Freedom Alliance. -Full Story- (The Hindustan Times - 04/04/04)

Sri Lanka's final poll results likely to be delayed
The final result of Sri Lanka's 13th parliamentary election held on Friday could be held back by a week, election officials said on Saturday. K. Senanayake, an assistant elections commissioner, said that the leaders of political parties who had contested the election are to meet the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake on Sunday to agree on the annulment of the polls in two unidentified areas. "A re-poll would have to be held within a week before the final result could be announced," Senanayake said.-Full story- (Xinhua - 04/04/04)

JHU willing to form an alliance
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) having fielded 260 Buddhist monks at this election, on Saturday emerged as the deciding factor to assist in the formation of a new government. General Secretary, JHU, Tilak Karunaratne said, his party would be willing to form an alliance with any one of the two single largest parties who agreed with the set of conditions already put forward by the monks. -Full Story- (Sunday Leader - 04/04/04)

TNA neutral
The lead candidate of the Tamil National Alliance which has recorded a landslide victory in the North and East, said TNA has opted to play a neutral role and will not be aligning itself with any party from the South. Mavai Senathiraja said that the TNA would play a neutral role with regard to the formation of a new government in the South. -Full Story- (Sunday Observer - 04/04/04)

Reports of Voting Irregularities Could Delay Sri Lanka Election Results
There may be a delay before the winner is declared. Sri Lanka's Election Commissioner says he will meet with party leaders Sunday to discuss whether to hold fresh elections in two districts where voting irregularities were reported.-Full Story- (VOA - 04/04/04)

Sri Lanka set for coalition government after mixed vote verdict:
"We are emerging the largest single party and we will form the government," Kumaratunga's spokesman Harim Peiris told AFP on Saturday. "That is clearly the intent."

The president's party does not get the 113 seats to form a government on her own," the premier said. "I will wait till the final result is out this evening to talk to the minority parties about forming a new government." -Full story- (Yahoo - 04/04/04)

More latest news

No clear winner emerges from Sri Lankan election
Sri Lanka was headed for a shaky coalition government yesterday as no clear winner emerged in parliamentary elections called to settle a power struggle that has set back the island's peace process. The party of President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has accused the incumbent prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of conceding too much to Tamil rebels, said it had made strong enough gains to form the next government even without a simple majority in the 225 member parliament. -Full story- (Sydney Morning Herald - 04/04/04)

Voters Favor Sri Lankan Leader's Alliance
-Early results Saturday showed the Sri Lankan president's political alliance with a wide lead in parliamentary elections, indicating deep popular support for its tough stance toward Tamil Tiger rebels. President Chandrika Kumaratunga's alliance had 47 percent of the vote with about two-thirds of ballots counted. That was well ahead of the 37 percent gained by her rival, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who favors a softer line toward the rebels.  -Full story-
(Atlanta Journal Constitution - 04/04/04)

President ahead in Sri Lanka polll
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party has won 45% of the vote, with half the ballots counted in the general election.
She is unlikely to win a parliamentary majority, but her party says it is ready to form a minority government.
 -Full story- (BBC -  03/04/04)

High turnout marks Sri Lanka vote despite fears of instability
Sri Lankans turned out in large numbers for parliamentary elections called to resolve a power struggle between the president and the prime minister that has cast a shadow over faltering attempts to end ethnic bloodshed. The main contenders, President Chandrika Kumaratunga's Freedom Alliance and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party, said they were generally satisfied with the vote, while police said it went off peacefully. -Full story-
(Channel News Asia - 03/04/04)

Large voting turnout seen at Sri Lanka parliamentary polls
Sri Lankan voters on Friday turnedout early in large numbers to vote in the 13th parliamentary election since the country gained independence from British colonial rule in 1948. Over 12 million voters islandwide go to more than 10,000 polling stations to elect a new 225-member parliament for a six year term, Kazinform reports with reference to Xinhuanet.  -Full story-
(Kazinform - 03/04/04)

Tamils flee tense Sri Lanka town -Full story- (BBC News - 02/04/04)

Sri Lanka's leaders face voter anger -Full story- (BBC News - 02/04/04)

Tamils face displacement ahead of poll in Sri Lanka -Full story- (Economic Times - 02/04/04)

Tigers' shadow over Sri Lankan polls -Full story- (Asia Times Online - 02/04/04)

Sri Lanka: Tamils may hold balance of power -Full story- (Al-Jazeera - 02/04/04)

Sri Lanka election may give swing vote to Tamils -Full story- (Reuters - 02/04/04)

Sri Lankan Rivals Promise Peace, Growth Ahead of Snap Poll -Full story- (Bloomberg  - 02/04/04)

Sri Lanka risks more trouble with snap polls, troops deployed -Full story- (Channel News Asia - 02/04/04)

Tense Sri Lanka region gears for vote under the gun -Full story- (Channel News Asia - 02/04/04)

Troops Out in Force as Sri Lanka Goes to Polls -Full story- (Scotland on Sunday - 02/04/04)

Tigers may hold key in government-Full story- (The Age - 02/04/04)

Soldiers guard Sri Lanka poll -Full story- (CNN  - 02/04/04)

Tigers hold key in tight Sri Lankan election -Full story- (Sydney Morning Herald - 02/04/04)

Tamil Tigers seek voters' support Sri Lanka -Full story- (BBC - 01/04/04)

A vote that could prove dangerous -Full Story- (IHT - 31/03/04)

LTTE leadership condemns TNA candidate's killing -Full Story- (Deepika Global - 31/03/04)

"No chance for separating country under our regime", President -Full story- (Daily Mirror - 31/03/04)

Sri Lanka Hopes Vote Will Bring Unity -Full story- (Atlanta Journal - 01/04/04)

Sri Lankan president, PM in final bid to woo votes -Full story- (Reuters - 31/03/04)

Tamil candidate shot dead ahead of Sri Lanka poll -Full story- (Reuters - 31/03/04)

Troops deployed after Sri Lanka vote killings, fear of factional war  -Full story- (Channel News Asia - 31/03/04)

Security stepped up ahead of Sri Lankan election -Full story- (Radio Australia - 31/03/04)

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