ElectionGudie

Dec. 5, 2001 Held

9,449,813
Voted
Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Election for Sri Lankan Parliament

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,449,813
Valid Votes:8,955,869
Invalid Votes:493,944

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United National Party 109 - 4,086,026

45.60%

People's Alliance 77 - 3,330,815

37.20%

People's Liberation Front 16 - 815,353

9.10%

Tamil United Liberation Front 15 - 348,164

3.90%

Others - - 180,379

2.00%

Sri Lankan Muslim Congress 5 - 105,346

1.20%

Eelam People's Democratic Party 2 - 72,783

0.80%

Democratic People's Liberation Front 1 - 16,669

0.20%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 225 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Chandrika Bandaranaike KUMARATUNGA
  • Head of Government: President Chandrika Bandaranaike KUMARATUNGA
  • Assembly: Sri Lanka has a unicameral Parliament with 225 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the Parliament 225 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation to serve 6-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: United National Party
    • Leader: Ranil WICKREMASINGHE
    • Seats won in this election: 109
    • Seats won in last election: 89
  • Party: People's Alliance (PA)
    • Leader: Chandrika Bandaranaike KUMARATUNGA
    • Seats won in this election: 77
    • Seats won in last election: 107
  • Party: People's Liberation Front (JVP)
    • Leader: Tilvan SILVA
    • Seats won in this election: 16
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF)
    • Leader: R. SAMPANTHAN
    • Seats won in this election: 15
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP)
    • Leader: Douglas DEVANADA
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 4

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Last Election to the Parliament: October 10, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 18,797,000 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 12,428,762 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 9,440,387 (2001)

·         Is Sri Lanka a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Sri Lanka ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 October 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 73 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Sri Lanka a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Sri Lanka ratified CRPD: Yes (8 February 2016)

·         Population with a disability: 2,819,550 (est.)