The Advent of Democracy
The people of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) had the first opportunity of enjoying universal franchise in 1931 to elect their Members to the State Council. The first Parliamentary General Election was conducted in 1947 an year before independence from the British colonial rule of 130 years. The First Parliament was elected in 1947 under Ceylon (Constitution) Order in Council of 1946. The election was held on multiparty system. After 25 years, the first Republican Constitution was introduced in 1972 with the President as the Head of the State who was to be nominated by the Prime Minister. Later in 1978 the Second Republican Constitution was introduced, which promulgated the establishment of an Executive Presidency and a Parliamentary legislative.

The Franchise and Elections
Every person who qualifies to be an elector is eligible to vote at the Election of the President, Member of Parliament, Referendum, and Member of a Provincial Council, Local Authority, provided such person is registered in the appropriate register of electors.
Elections to be held in Sri Lanka There are five different elections in Sri Lanka, namely,
 
   
01 Presidential Election
02 Parliamentary General Election
03 Provincial Councils Elections
04 Local Authorities Elections
05 Referendum
 
Qualifications to register as an Elector
01 Must be a citizen of Sri Lanka.
02 Must have attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date for the relevant register June 1st.
03 Must not have been found or declared to be of unsound mind under any law in force.
04 Must not have been serving or not served imprisonment during the immediate proceeding seven years.
05 Must be ordinary resident at the relevant address on the operative date.
06 No person is entitled to have his name entered or retained in more than register or more than once in the same register.
 
Process of Registration / Revision of Electoral Registers
01 Registration of Electors Registration of electors and revision of electoral registers is done annually. At the district level the Department of Elections is represented by an Assistant Commissioner of Elections (who is also the Assistant Registering Officer) to direct and control the revision work under the supervision of the District Secretary (earlier Government Agent), the administrative head of the District. The Commissioner of Elections appoints them as the Registering Officers of the respective Districts. The Registering Officer appoints enumerators to visit houses for compiling the names of voters. Chief occupants of each household are expected to perfect the enumeration form ( BC form ) supplied to them. The village level government officer, Grama Niladhari, undertakes the enumeration. Special Enumerators are appointed for this work in the Metropolitan areas. (eg. Colombo Municipal Council Area). The electoral registers are revised and prepared with reference to a qualifying date. i.e. all Sri Lankan citizens of age 18 years or above on June 1st are eligible to be registered at a qualifying address.
02 Publication of Lists of Names to be deleted (A) and List of names to be included (B) After collecting the completed documents ( BC forms ) at the District Offices, all names to be deleted ("A" List) and names to be included ("B" List) will be compiled and exhibited for a 28 day statutory period during the months of November / December each year. Claims and objections are entertained during the same statutory period for inclusion or retention of a name/names in the new register.
03 Certification of the Register On completion of inquiries into claims and objections and after such amendment electoral registers are retyped and prepared for certification during the month of May in the following year. The electoral registers so prepared are open to the public and valid for all elections that will take place thereafter until the next register is certified.
04 The work steps of the Annual Revision The work steps of annual revision and preparation of electoral registers are
enumerated below:
Activity Activity Period
Conducting of instruction classes for enumerators. From 15th of May to 30th of May.
House to House Enumeration From 1st of June to 31st of of Electors August.
Checking the enumerators' documents at district election offices. From 15th of July to 15th of October.
Typing of names in "A" lists (names recommended for . deletion
from current electoral register) and "B" lists (lists containing the
new names recommended for inclusive in the revised electoral
register) on stencils.
From 1st of August to 20th of October
Exhibition of "A" and "B" lists. From 1st of November to 28th of November.
Holding inquiries into claims and objections. From 15th of December 15th of January of the following year.
Typing the electors' names on stencils and checking the same. ) From 15th of January to 15th of April.
Roneoing the stencils and binding copies of registers.. From 01st of February to 25th of May.
 
Under the constitution and the election law the Department of Elections is expected to fulfil two objectives; holding elections for electing the representatives to the legislatures; national, provincial and local and preparation of electoral registers annually after an enumeration of electors. Since all the activities of the Department of Elections involve implementation of the laws and regulations in relation to elections, there is a misconstruction that activities of the department are static, periodical and they could be considered as routine. Now the time has come up to get change this attitude due to various reasons. Consequent to the introduction of the new election laws with the system of Proportional Representation in 1978 all elections become one-day elections and the department was compelled to be in readiness to hold some election of frequency of say every 15 months. Political parties, candidates, the general public, civil organizations which involve in elections at various levels are very keen on having a democratic electoral process as a basic for good governance. Therefore taking of any step that would help the development of the electoral process which fulfils the objectives of the underlined principles in the election laws can be considered as a national priority as commitment.
 
Administrative Organization of the Department
Elections Secretariat, Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya.
Province District Location
Western Province Colombo Colombo City Office, Kotta Road, Rajagiriya.
Colombo District Office, Glenaber Place, Colombo 4
  Gampaha Elections Office, Gampaha.
  Kalutara Elections Office, Kalutara.
     
Central Province Matale Matale Elections Office, Matale
  Nuwara-Eliya Elections Office, Nuwara-Eliya
  Kandy Elections Office, Kandy.
     
Southern Province Galle Elections Office, Galle
  Matara Elections Office, Matara.
  Hambantota Elections Office, Hambantota.
     
Northern Province Jaffna and Kilinochcchi Elections Office,Jaffna
  Vavuniya and , Mullaitivu Elections Office,Vavuniya
  Mannar Elections Office, Mannar
     
Eastern Province Ampara Ampara Elections Office,Ampara
  Batticaloa Elections Office, Batticaloa
  Trincomalee Elections Office, Trincomalee
     
North Central Province Anuradhapura Elections Office, Anuradhapura.
  Polonnaruwa Elections Office, Polonnaruwa.
     
Uva Province Badulla Elections Office, Badulla.
  Moneragala Elections Office, Moneragala.
     
Sabaragamuwa Province Ratnapura Elections Office, Ratnapura.
  Kegalle Elections Office, Kegalle.
     
North Western Province Kurunegala Elections Office, Kurunegala.
  Puttalam Elections Office, Puttalam.
 
Counting and Announcement of Results
01 The counting of votes commences immediately after the receipt of the last ballot box of a Counting Centre around 8.00 p.m. on the date of poll. Counting begins in the presence of the Counting Agents not more than five agent of a political party or an independent group.
02 Except at the Presidential and Referendum elections where the whole country becomes one electorate in other elections results are announced at two stages. Firstly the result of the vote count and secondly the results of the count of preferences. In all these instances vote results are announced under each polling (area) division and finally the electoral district result.
03 Returning Officers of the respective electoral areas (District Secretaries) manage the conduct of poll and the count of votes, with the assistance of Assistant Returning Officers and the subordinate staff. Local announcement of results are done by the Returning Officers only after the approval of the Commissioner of Elections. Announcement of Results to the Nation is done by the Commissioner through Radio and Television from his office.
 
Counting Procedure
Counting of votes and preferences including postal votes is vested with the Returning Officer. Each Counting Centre of an Electoral District consist of average limit of 10,000 registered electors. Here the counts are due to commence only after the last ballot box assigned to it has arrived at the centre. Counting of postal votes commences after 4.00 p.m.
 
Arrangement of the Count.
The process of counting of votes can be classified into three stages.
01 Stage 1 - Counting of the number of ballot papers in each box and transferring them to the trough.
02 Stage II - Sorting and counting the ballot papers according to the valid votes received and the preparation
of the statement of votes received by each party and group in the Electoral District.
03 Stage III - Recording the preferences received by each candidate in the Tally Sheet and transferring them
through a series of Summary Sheets into a District List for a party or a group, which gives the total of
preferences received by each candidate in the Electoral District.
 
Stage I
a Ballot papers in each box are counted and compared with the figures given in the ballot papers account. If there
is a discrepancy this process will be repeated until either the figure in the ballot paper account or the counted
figure is repeated. Finally if there is a discrepancy, whether plus or minus, it will be recorded..
b The number of ballot papers in the box is counted and verified with figures in the ballot paper account. Thereafter
it is recorded with the relevant details. This process will continue until all the ballot boxes disposed of, in this manner.
 
Stage II
c Ballot papers are sorted according to the votes cast in favour of each party or group. Any doubtful ballot papers are passed on to the counting officer for determination on their validity. The counting officers are always advised to give their decisions on doubtful ballot papers as and when they are presented to them without waiting for the end of the count. The valid ballot papers are prepared into bundles of fifty ballot papers and of such bundles into 500 ballot papers until all ballot papers are so sorted and bundled and placed in the proper boxes or trays kept on the table of the counting officer. At the end of this stage, the counting officer will hand over the statement on the number of votes to the Returning Officer, With the receipt of such Statements the Returning Officer finalize the statement of votes for the entire district, based on this statement is the membership of Parliament of that district, amongst the contestant parties and groups is allocated
 
Stage III
a Preferences marked for candidates are counted in this stage. At the commencement of this stage of the count ballot papers remain in bundles of 50 and 500 per party.
b Preference count commences with the ballot papers of the party with the highest number of votes in that counting centre. Prior to the Commencement of recording of preferences these ballot papers are sorted, to select those ballot papers which are not considered valid for the preferences count. Included in this category are ballot papers -
(i) with no preferences marked.
(ii) with preferences marked for more than three candidates, and
(iii) void for uncertainty
   
The valid ballot papers are then sorted out in following three categories:
   
(i) Ballot papers with only one valid preference.
(ii) Ballot papers with only two valid preferences.
(iii) Ballot papers with only three valid preferences
   
c The valid ballot papers are counted and re-bundled into bundles of 50 and fastened with rubber bands, paper-wrappers
and a bull-dog clip. A Preference Tally Officer examines each ballot paper in a bundle of 50 and records the preferences
received by each candidate in the Tally Sheet. These entries are made with a blue pen.
d Once the entries in respect of a bundle are completed and totaled, then it is passed to the officer on the opposite side of
the table to check every entry. That officer uses a red pen and marks every entry in proof of the check he has done.
e At the conclusion of this check, the bundles along with the Tally Sheets are passed on to the next stage of the table
where the totals of each Tally Sheet will be entered in the First Summary Sheet and they are totaled again
f These First Summary Sheets are then passed on to the next stage of the table to enter the totals in the Second Summary
Sheet. The totals of preferences per candidate will be the final total of preferences for that counting centre. At the stage
that these Second Summary Sheets are completed for a single party, the counting officer reports to the Returning Officer.
This exercise is continued until the preferences received by all parties and groups are separately prepared and handed
over to the Returning Officer. At this stage the counting of votes and preferences in a counting centre comes to an end.
g On receipt of the statement of preferences from each of the counting centre the Returning Officer prepares the Final
Statement of Preferences of each candidate for the district.
Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers
The Commissioner of Elections has appointed Government Agent/District Secretary of each Administrative District as the Returning Officer for each Electoral Districts except Jaffna and Vanni Electoral Districts. In the case of Jaffna Electoral District which has both Jaffna and Kilinochchi Administrative Districts, the Government Agent of Jaffna function as Returning Officer, while in the case of Vanni which has Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu Administrative Districts, Government Agent of Vavuniya functions as Returning Officer.

Several other officers were also appointed as Assistant Returning Officers to assist the Returning Officer in the performance of his duties. Assistant Commissioners of Elections of each Administrative District function as an Assistant Returning Officer and he is in overall charge of the organising Elections in District as the representative of the Commissioner of Elections.

 

 

 

Polling Divisions as at Oct. 2011

Summary of Voter Population 2010

Electoral District No. 1 - Colombo
Electoral District No.5 - Matale
A -
Colombo North
88,525
A -
Dambulla
123,266
B -
Colombo Central
137,214
B -
Laggala
66,402
C -
Borella
59,727
C -
Matale
78,091
D -
Colombo East
66,866
D -
Rattota
86,353
E -
Colombo West
40,753
Total
354,112
F -
Dehiwala
64,003
G -
Ratmalana
68,900
Electoral District No. 6 - Nuwara- Eliya
H -
Kolonnawa
114,648
A -
Nuwara-Eliya-Maskeliya
264,167
I -
Kotte
73,486
B -
Kotmale
73,805
J -
Kaduwela
163,949
C -
Hanguranketa
67,907
K -
Avissawella
111,159
D -
Walapane
76,671
L -
Homagama
160,840
Total
482,550
M -
Maharagama
124,956
N -
Kesbewa
153,670
Electoral District No. 7 - Galle
O -
Moratuwa
113,795
A -
Balapitiya
51,276
Total
1,542,491
B -
Ambalangoda
71,416
C -
Karandeniya
69,500
Electoral District No. 2 - Gampaha
D -
Bentara-Elpitiya
86,370
A -
Wattala
109,719
E -
Hiniduma
96,715
B -
Negombo
100,283
F -
Baddegama
91,821
C -
Katana
133,064
G -
Ratgama
76,292
D -
Divulapitiya
102,840
H -
Galle
74,715
E -
Mirigama
117,554
I -
Akmeemana
88,400
F -
Minuwangoda
124,651
J -
Habaraduwa
78,025
G -
Attanagalla
125,135
Total
784,530
H -
Gampaha
138,142
I -
Ja-Ela
133,160
Electoral district No. 8 - Matara
J -
Mahara
139,512
A -
Deniyaya
89,088
K -
Dompe
107,601
B -
Hakmana
87,726
L -
Biyagama
112,583
C -
Akuressa
89,405
M -
Kelaniya
85,319
D -
Kamburupitiya
79,521
Total
1,529,563
E -
Devinuwara
75,950
F -
Matara
82,675
Electoral District No. 3 - Kalutara
G -
Weligama
89,413
A -
Panadura
109,615
Total
593,778
B -
Bandaragama
124,917
C -
Horana
112,931
Electoral District No. 9 - Hambantota
D -
Bulathsinhala
77,750
A -
Mulkirigala
96,573
E -
Matugama
102,859
B -
Beliatta
76,128
F -
Kalutara
111,362
C -
Tangalle
113,630
G -
Beruwala
109,535
D -
Tissamaharama
151,871
H -
Agalawatta
96,657
Total
438,202
Total
845,626
Electoral District No. 10 - Jaffna
Electoral District No. 4 - Mahanuwara
A -
Kayts
21,459
A -
Galagedara
53,372
B -
Vaddukkoddai
44,196
B -
Harispattuwa
150,507
C -
Kankesanturai
67,898
C -
Patha-Dumbara
80,864
D -
Manipay
49,280
D -
Uda-Dumbara
56,357
E -
Kopay
50,653
E -
Teldeniya
45,765
F -
Udupiddy
37,329
F -
Kundasale
88,903
G -
Point Pedro
33,511
G -
Hewaheta
66,594
H -
Chavakachcheri
48,002
H -
Senkadagala
76,219
I -
Nallur
40,938
I -
Mahanuwara
38,245
J -
Jaffna
30,308
J -
Yatinuwara
78,150
K -
Kilinochchi
61,217
K -
Udunuwara
78,548
Total
484,791
L -
Gampola
94,806
M -
Nawalapitiya
89,477
Total
997,807
Electoral District No. 11 - Vanni
Electoral District No. 17 - Anuradhapura
A -
Mannar
68,989
A -
Medawachchiya
77,235
B -
Mullaitivu
53,771
B -
Horowupotana
75,659
C -
Vavuniya
113,689
C -
Anuradhapura East
91,051
Total
236,449
D -
Anuradhapura West
96,576
     
E -
Kalawewa
119,040
Electoral District No. 12 - Batticaloa
F -
Mihintale
60,898
A -
Kalkudah
99,955
G -
Kekirawa
77,815
B -
Batticaloa
161,116
Total
598,274
C -
Padiruppu
83,679
Total
344,750
Electoral District no. 18 - Polonnaruwa
A -
Minneriya
79,150
Electoral District No. 13 - Digamadulla
B -
Medirigiriya
74,640
A -
Ampara
150,993
C -
Polonnaruwa
136,704
B -
Sammanturai
74,743
Total
290,494
C -
Kalmunai
68,198
D -
Potuvil
142,214
Electoral district No. 19 - Badulla
Total
436,148
A -
Mahiyangane
88,930
B -
Wiyaluwa
49,388
Electoral District No. 14 - Trincomalee
C -
Passara
61,473
A -
Seruwila
69,966
D -
Badulla
52,908
B -
Trincomalee
87,555
E -
Hali-Ela
64,992
C -
Mutur
89,369
F -
Uva-Paranagama
60,426
Total
246,890
G -
Welimada
71,148
H -
Bandarawela
79,697
Electoral district No. 15 - Kurunegala
I -
Haputale
61,379
A -
Galgamuwa
98.209
Total
590,341
B -
Nikaweratiya
90.304
C -
Yapahuwa
108.425
Electoral District No. 20 - Moneragala
D -
Hiriyala
93.835
A -
Bibile
78,054
E -
Wariyapola
73.405
B-
Moneragala
100,703
F -
Panduwasnuwara
70.966
C -
Wellawaya
136,695
G -
Bingiriya
83.932
Total
315,452
H -
Katugampola
90.591
I -
Kuliyapitiya
96.299
Electoral District No. 21 - Ratnapura
J -
Dambadeniya
91.208
A -
Eheliyagoda
92,205
K -
Polgahawela
74.597
B -
Ratnapura
113,018
L -
Kurunegala
84.534
C -
Pelmadulla
78,327
M -
Mawathagama
85.696
D -
Balangoda
100,447
N -
Dodangaslanda
67.322
E -
Rakwana
95,738
Total
1,209,323
F -
Nivitigala
90,132
G -
Kalawana
59,375
Electoral District No. 16 - Puttalam
H -
Kolonna
132,094
A -
Puttalam
107,720
Total
761,336
B -
Anamaduwa
104,546
C -
Chillaw
110,426
Electoral District No. 22 - Kegalle
D -
Nattandiya
85,339
A -
Dedigama
85,333
E -
Wennappuwa
101,683
B -
Galigamuwa
65,920
Total
509,714
C -
Kegalle
68,978
D -
Rambukkana
63,419
E -
Mawanella
85,907
F -
Aranayake
52,254
G -
Yatiyantota
71,589
H -
Ruwanwella
72,154
I -
Deraniyagala
64,115
Grand Total
14,222,290
Total
629,669

Total Number of Polling Divisions : 160

 

Polling Divisions as at Oct. 2010

Summary of Voter Population 2009

Electoral District No. 1 - Colombo
Electoral District No.5 - Matale
A -
Colombo North
84,646
A -
Dambulla
120,546
B -
Colombo Central
135,771
B -
Laggala
65,208
C -
Borella
57,397
C -
Matale
75,652
D -
Colombo East
66,126
D -
Rattota
83,,698
E -
Colombo West
39,070
Total
345,104
F -
Dehiwala
59,298
G -
Ratmalana
66,370
Electoral District No. 6 - Nuwara- Eliya
H -
Kolonnawa
111,951
A -
Nuwara-Eliya-Maskeliya
253,103
I -
Kotte
71,550
B -
Kotmale
71,585
J -
Kaduwela
159,980
C -
Hanguranketa
67,076
K -
Avissawella
108,965
D -
Walapane
75,339
L -
Homagama
156,962
Total
467,103
M -
Maharagama
122,236
N -
Kesbewa
149,981
Electoral District No. 7 - Galle
O -
Moratuwa
113,007
A -
Balapitiya
50,513
Total
1,503,310
B -
Ambalangoda
69,778
C -
Karandeniya
68,012
Electoral District No. 2 - Gampaha
D -
Bentara-Elpitiya
85,287
A -
Wattala
106,210
E -
Hiniduma
95,142
B -
Negombo
97,931
F -
Baddegama
90,554
C -
Katana
129,654
G -
Ratgama
75,298
D -
Divulapitiya
101,185
H -
Galle
72,807
E -
Mirigama
115,629
I -
Akmeemana
86,383
F -
Minuwangoda
122,125
J -
Habaraduwa
76,796
G -
Attanagalla
122,537
Total
770,570
H -
Gampaha
135,460
I -
Ja-Ela
130,751
Electoral district No. 8 - Matara
J -
Mahara
136,686
A -
Deniyaya
87,379
K -
Dompe
105,793
B -
Hakmana
86,662
L -
Biyagama
109,931
C -
Akuressa
88,208
M -
Kelaniya
83,922
D -
Kamburupitiya
78,408
Total
1,497,814
E -
Devinuwara
75,075
F -
Matara
81,096
Electoral District No. 3 - Kalutara
G -
Weligama
87,972
A -
Panadura
107,372
Total
584,800
B -
Bandaragama
121,314
C -
Horana
110,552
Electoral District No. 9 - Hambantota
D -
Bulathsinhala
76,084
A -
Mulkirigala
94,957
E -
Matugama
100,841
B -
Beliatta
75,258
F -
Kalutara
108,854
C -
Tangalle
111,202
G -
Beruwala
106,646
D -
Tissamaharama
147,219
H -
Agalawatta
95,258
Total
428,636
Total
826,921
Electoral District No. 10 - Jaffna
Electoral District No. 4 - Mahanuwara
A -
Kayts
55,033
A -
Galagedara
52,612
B -
Vaddukkoddai
74,327
B -
Harispattuwa
147,715
C -
Kankesanturai
78,146
C -
Patha-Dumbara
78,777
D -
Manipay
84,616
D -
Uda-Dumbara
55,796,
E -
Kopay
77,389
E -
Teldeniya
45,222
F -
Udupiddy
65,192
F -
Kundasale
86,575
G -
Point Pedro
52,851
G -
Hewaheta
65,411
H -
Chavakachcheri
73,438
H -
Senkadagala
74,216
I -
Nallur
87,658
I -
Mahanuwara
37,445
J -
Jaffna
77,021
J -
Yatinuwara
77,362
K -
Kilinochchi
90,334
K -
Udunuwara
76,994
Total
816,.005
L -
Gampola
92,165
M -
Nawalapitiya
86,499
Total
976,789
Electoral District No. 11 - Vanni
Electoral District No. 17 - Anuradhapura
A -
Mannar
86,501
A -
Medawachchiya
76,180
B -
Mullaitivu
68,821
B -
Horowupotana
74,340
C -
Vavuniya
115,385
C -
Anuradhapura East
89,311
Total
270,707
D -
Anuradhapura West
94,818
     
E -
Kalawewa
116,878
Electoral District No. 12 - Batticaloa
F -
Mihintale
59,698
A -
Kalkudah
97,703
G -
Kekirawa
74,709
B -
Batticaloa
156,445
Total
585,934
C -
Padiruppu
81,734
Total
335,882
Electoral District no. 18 - Polonnaruwa
A -
Minneriya
77,993
Electoral District No. 13 - Digamadulla
B -
Medirigiriya
73,468
A -
Ampara
146,835
C -
Polonnaruwa
132,818
B -
Sammanturai
72,881
Total
284,279
C -
Kalmunai
66,971
D -
Potuvil
139,422
Electoral district No. 19 - Badulla
Total
426,109
A -
Mahiyangane
87,023
B -
Wiyaluwa
48,680
Electoral District No. 14 - Trincomalee
C -
Passara
60,554
A -
Seruwila
70,691
D -
Badulla
52,622
B -
Trincomalee
87,069
E -
Hali-Ela
64,270
C -
Mutur
87,395
F -
Uva-Paranagama
59,745
Total
245,155
G -
Welimada
70,022
H -
Bandarawela
78,272
Electoral district No. 15 - Kurunegala
I -
Haputale
60,783
A -
Galgamuwa
96,908
Total
581,971
B -
Nikaweratiya
88,754
C -
Yapahuwa
106,803
Electoral District No. 20 - Moneragala
D -
Hiriyala
92,875
A -
Bibile
76,199
E -
Wariyapola
72,405
B-
Moneragala
98,634
F -
Panduwasnuwara
70,587
C -
Wellawaya
133,397
G -
Bingiriya
83,046
Total
308,230
H -
Katugampola
89,566
I -
Kuliyapitiya
95,268
Electoral District No. 21 - Ratnapura
J -
Dambadeniya
90,129
A -
Eheliyagoda
90,650
K -
Polgahawela
73,837
B -
Ratnapura
110,050
L -
Kurunegala
82,680
C -
Pelmadulla
76,793
M -
Mawathagama
83,758
D -
Balangoda
98,407
N -
Dodangaslanda
66,612
E -
Rakwana
94,272
Total
1,193,228
F -
Nivitigala
88,119
G -
Kalawana
58,290
Electoral District No. 16 - Puttalam
H -
Kolonna
129,448
A -
Puttalam
103,897
Total
746.029
B -
Anamaduwa
102,696
C -
Chillaw
109,066
Electoral District No. 22 - Kegalle
D -
Nattandiya
84,303
A -
Dedigama
84,324
E -
Wennappuwa
100,789
B -
Galigamuwa
65,021
Total
500,751
C -
Kegalle
67,828
D -
Rambukkana
62,800
E -
Mawanella
84,195
F -
Aranayake
51,792
G -
Yatiyantota
70,632
H -
Ruwanwella
71,222
I -
Deraniyagala
62,276
Grand Total
14,315,417
Total
620,090

Total Number of Polling Divisions : 160

 

Polling Divisions as at Oct. 2009

Summary of Voter Population 2008

Electoral District No. 1 - Colombo
Electoral District No.5 - Matale
A -
Colombo North
95,385
A -
Dambulla
119,453
B -
Colombo Central
139,822
B -
Laggala
64,696
C -
Borella
58,757
C -
Matale
75,154
D -
Colombo East
68,643
D -
Rattota
83,381
E -
Colombo West
38,921
Total
342,684
F -
Dehiwala
61,194
G -
Ratmalana
66,622
Electoral District No. 6 - Nuwara- Eliya
H -
Kolonnawa
112,363
A -
Nuwara-Eliya-Maskeliya
247,069
I -
Kotte
73,009
B -
Kotmale
70,730
J -
Kaduwela
158,736
C -
Hanguranketa
65,969
K -
Avissawella
108,138
D -
Walapane
73,369
L -
Homagama
155,720
Total
457,137
M -
Maharagama
121,247
N -
Kesbewa
148,696
Electoral District No. 7 - Galle
O -
Moratuwa
114,601
A -
Balapitiya
50,109
Total
1,521,854
B -
Ambalangoda
68,780
C -
Karandeniya
67,025
Electoral District No. 2 - Gampaha
D -
Bentara-Elpitiya
84,772
A -
Wattala
103,893
E -
Hiniduma
94,245
B -
Negombo
96,028
F -
Baddegama
89,805
C -
Katana
127,421
G -
Ratgama
74,442
D -
Divulapitiya
99,742
H -
Galle
71,575
E -
Mirigama
114,566
I -
Akmeemana
84,872
F -
Minuwangoda
120,860
J -
Habaraduwa
76,190
G -
Attanagalla
120,900
Total
761,815
H -
Gampaha
133,606
I -
Ja-Ela
127,821
Electoral district No. 8 - Matara
J -
Mahara
134,581
A -
Deniyaya
86,311
K -
Dompe
104,155
B -
Hakmana
85,686
L -
Biyagama
107,786
C -
Akuressa
87,510
M -
Kelaniya
83,105
D -
Kamburupitiya
77,705
Total
1,474,464
E -
Devinuwara
74,601
F -
Matara
80,334
Electoral District No. 3 - Kalutara
G -
Weligama
86,711
A -
Panadura
105,569
Total
578,858
B -
Bandaragama
118,942
C -
Horana
108,781
Electoral District No. 9 - Hambantota
D -
Bulathsinhala
74,991
A -
Mulkirigala
93,685
E -
Matugama
99,737
B -
Beliatta
74,470
F -
Kalutara
106,878
C -
Tangalle
109,409
G -
Beruwala
104,363
D -
Tissamaharama
143,622
H -
Agalawatta
93,972
Total
421,186
Total
813,233
Electoral District No. 10 - Jaffna
Electoral District No. 4 - Mahanuwara
A -
Kayts
53,111
A -
Galagedara
52,553
B -
Vaddukkoddai
63,991
B -
Harispattuwa
147,475
C -
Kankesanturai
69,082
C -
Patha-Dumbara
78,688
D -
Manipay
71,114
D -
Uda-Dumbara
55,629
E -
Kopay
65,798
E -
Teldeniya
45,144
F -
Udupiddy
56,426
F -
Kundasale
85,857
G -
Point Pedro
48,613
G -
Hewaheta
65,176
H -
Chavakachcheri
65,141
H -
Senkadagala
72,906
I -
Nallur
72,558
I -
Mahanuwara
36,938
J -
Jaffna
64,714
J -
Yatinuwara
76,996
K -
Kilinochchi
90,811
K -
Udunuwara
76,812
Total
721,359
L -
Gampola
91,146
M -
Nawalapitiya
85,136
Total
970,456
Electoral District No. 11 - Vanni
Electoral District No. 17 - Anuradhapura
A -
Mannar
85,322
A -
Medawachchiya
75,683
B -
Vavuniya
112,924
B -
Horowupotana
73,590
C -
Mullaitivu
68,729
C -
Anuradhapura East
88,157
Total
266,975
D -
Anuradhapura West
93,534
 
E -
Kalawewa
115,275
Electoral District No. 12 - Batticaloa
F -
Mihintale
59,137
A -
Kalkudah
97,135
G -
Kekirawa
73,885
B -
Batticaloa
155,537
Total
579,261
C -
Padiruppu
80,972
Total
333,644
Electoral District no. 18 - Polonnaruwa
A -
Minneriya
77,084
Electoral District No. 13 - Digamadulla
B -
Medirigiriya
72,402
A -
Ampara
145,479
C -
Polonnaruwa
130,851
B -
Sammanturai
71,442
Total
280,337
C -
Kalmunai
66,135
D -
Potuvil
137,779
Electoral district No. 19 - Badulla
Total
420,835
A -
Mahiyangane
85,562
B -
Wiyaluwa
48,231
Electoral District No. 14 - Trincomalee
C -
Passara
60,002
A -
Seruwila
69,047
D -
Badulla
51,468
B -
Trincomalee
86,685
E -
Hali-Ela
63,124
C -
Mutur
85,401
F -
Uva-Paranagama
59,472
Total
241,133
G -
Welimada
68,937
H -
Bandarawela
77,312
Electoral district No. 15 - Kurunegala
I -
Haputale
60,706
A -
Galgamuwa
96,354
Total
574,814
B -
Nikaweratiya
87,897
C -
Yapahuwa
105,779
Electoral District No. 20 - Moneragala
D -
Hiriyala
92,150
A -
Bibile
74,692
E -
Wariyapola
71,905
B-
Moneragala
96,386
F -
Panduwasnuwara
70,131
C -
Wellawaya
129,564
G -
Bingiriya
82,441
Total
300,642
H -
Katugampola
89,310
I -
Kuliyapitiya
94,743
Electoral District No. 21 - Ratnapura
J -
Dambadeniya
89,631
A -
Eheliyagoda
89,518
K -
Polgahawela
73,283
B -
Ratnapura
108,122
L -
Kurunegala
81,523
C -
Pelmadulla
75,685
M -
Mawathagama
82,656
D -
Balangoda
96,855
N -
Dodangaslanda
65,846
E -
Rakwana
92,891
Total
1,183,649
F -
Nivitigala
86,973
G -
Kalawana
57,232
Electoral District No. 16 - Puttalam
H -
Kolonna
127,375
A -
Puttalam
102,643
Total
734,651
B -
Anamaduwa
101,696
C -
Chillaw
108,244
Electoral District No. 22 - Kegalle
D -
Nattandiya
83,218
A -
Dedigama
83,554
E -
Wennappuwa
99,774
B -
Galigamuwa
64,565
Total
495,575
C -
Kegalle
67,118
D -
Rambukkana
62,325
E -
Mawanella
83,066
F -
Aranayake
51,391
G -
Yatiyantota
69,964
H -
Ruwanwella
70,448
I -
Deraniyagala
61,507
Grand Total
14,088,500
Total
613,938

 

Total Number of Polling Divisions : 160
 

 




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