Government seems to be achieving the impossible target of two thirds majority. Parliamentary General Election – 2010
Posted on April 8th, 2010

The United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance created history by winning a huge majority close to almost two-thirds in the 14th Parliament of Sri Lanka at the General election held Thursday.

Under the proportional representation system combined with preferential voting and a system of bonus seats for the winner at district level the two-thirds barrier was conceived to be insurmountable by its crafty architect former President J R Jayewardene.

In planting their imprint on the political map of Sri Lanka the people have in the process also relegated the Grand Old Party into oblivion and administered a death blow on the JVP dashing to the ground all its hopes of securing power by hanging on to the coat tail of a retired General.

The UPFA secured majorities over 100, 000 in six electoral districts while its majority in the electoral district of Kurunegala exceeded 200,000. The highest majority of 322,953 votes was recorded in the Gampaha district.

The results for Kandy and Trincomalee districts have not been released. They will be released only after a re-poll is held by the Elections Commissioner in electorates where counting has been suspended on account of alleged malpractices.

Kegalle District –Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 242,463 66.89% 7
United National Party 104,925 28.95% 2
Democratic National Alliance 13,518 3.73% 0
 

    

Ratnapura District -Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 305,327 68.86% 7
United National Party 125,076 28.21% 3
Democratic National Alliance 11,053 2.49% 0
 

    

 

Moneragala District Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 120,634 75.64% 4
United National Party 28,892 18.12% 1
Democratic National Alliance 9,018 5.65% 0

Badulla District Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 203,689 58.25% 6
United National Party 112,886 32.28% 2
Democratic National Alliance 15,768 4.51% 0

Anuradhapura District  Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 221,204 66.52% 7
United National Party 80,360 24.17% 2
Democratic National Alliance 18,129 5.45% 0
 

Polonnaruwa District Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 118,694 69.22% 4
United National Party 45,732 26.67% 1
Democratic National Alliance 6,457 3.77% 0

Kurunegala District Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 429,316 63.84% 10
United National Party 213,713 31.78% 5
Democratic National Alliance 26,440 3.93% 0
  

Puttalam District   Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 167,769 64.83% 6
United National Party 81,152 31.36% 2
Democratic National Alliance 8,792 3.40% 0

    

Kalutara District Final District Result

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 313,836 63.68% 7
United National Party 139,596 28.32% 2
Democratic National Alliance 36,722 7.45%  

Gampaha District

 

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 589,476 63.37% 12
United National Party 266,523 28.65% 5
Democratic National Alliance 69,747 7.50% 1

Colombo District 

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 480,896 51.19% 10
United National Party 339,750 36.17% 7
Democratic National Alliance 110,683 11.78% 2

Hambantota District

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 174,808 62.87% 5
United National Party 83,027 29.86% 2
Democratic National Alliance 19,186 6.90% 0

Matara District

  VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 213,937 65.31% 6
United National Party 91,114 27.81% 2
Democratic National Alliance 20,465 6.25% 0

Galle District

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 305,307 66.17% 7
United National Party 120,101 26.03% 2
Democratic National Alliance 33,663 7.30% 1

Jaffna District

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi 65,119 43.85% 5
United People’s Freedom Alliance 47,622 32.07% 3
United National Party 12,624 8.50% 1

Vanni District

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi 41,673 38.96% 3
United People’s Freedom Alliance 37,522 35.07% 2
United National Party 12,783 11.95% 1

Batticaloa District

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi 66,235 36.67% 3
United People’s Freedom Alliance 62,009 34.33% 1
United National Party 22,935 12.70% 1

Digamadulla District

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 132,096 51.41% 4
United National Party 90,757 35.32% 2
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi 26,895 10.47% 1

Matale District

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 131,069 66.96% 4
United National Party 55,737 28.47% 1
Democratic National Alliance 7,636 3.90% 0

Nuwara-Eliya District

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 149,111 56.01% 5
United National Party 96,885 36.39% 2
Up-Country People’s Front 13,189 4.95% 0

Kandy District (Not Released)

All released except Nawalapitiya

PARTY NAME VOTES OBTAINED PERCENTAGE SEATS
United People’s Freedom Alliance 255,104 58.90% 0
United National Party 159,279 36.78% 0
Democratic National Alliance 18,699 4.32% 0

TRINCOMALEE DISTRICT (Not Released)

Seruwila and Muttur Released  and Trincomalee pending

United People’s Freedom Alliance
41,332
50.65%  
United National Party
28,899
35.42%  
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi
11,365
13.93%  

5 Responses to “Government seems to be achieving the impossible target of two thirds majority. Parliamentary General Election – 2010”

  1. Samson Says:

    Jaya wewa!

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Semper Fidelis, Patriots of Lanka
    By Ananda-USA

    Our Motherland, resplendent Sri Lanka,
    Hallowed be thy name!
    Thy children flock today to vote,
    To preserve thy immortal flame!

    The Lion Flag flutters proudly aloft,
    To remind us this freedom’s day!
    Our duty to keep thee, safe and strong,
    As our forefathers did yesterday!

    A Mahinda Rajapaksa by deed and word,
    Strode forth boldly to eternal fame!
    To lead his people to a safer world,
    When all others retreated in shame!

  3. Nihal Fernando Says:

    That is the end of the JVP and DNA. Somahansa and Anura Kumara will say, ” Oh! this is only a temporary set back” and the DNA will say,”Election rigging” Whatever they and UNP say this is also going to be the end of the political career of Ranil and Hanseka.

  4. Siri Says:

    It is a shame that a minister had to cause a problem in Nawalapitiya and spoil the good name of the UPFA and all it stands for. This will allow the opposition to claim that the elections were not conducted fairly. This errant politician and all his followers who have been arrested should be punished to the full extent of the law and the Politician should be banned from holding Public office for at least two terms . he should be classified as a felon and prevented from entering Parliment. Now that the President has enough seats he could afford to dump some of these dime a dozen ministers and select a good cabinet with honourable people who would serve the country and not go looking for bribes. This is necessary to maintain the respect and good name of the politicians, which was lost by the previous cabinet as there were many bribe takers who had to be tolerated by the President to remain in power with the requisite number of seats.

  5. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    ANANDA ! I like your poem, it is a beautiful presentation, Very apt. Iam a Poet too, with two Shakespeare Trophys’ of Excellence, and one Shakespeare Poet of the Year Medallion.

    The President would probably invite you to Sri Lanka, to read your poem over TV. Alles Gute. Susantha USA

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