ElectionGudie

Oct. 10, 2000 Held

9,128,823
Voted
Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Election for Sri Lankan Parliament

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,128,823
Valid Votes:8,647,668
Invalid Votes:481,155

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's Alliance 107 3,900,901

45.11%

United National Party 89 3,477,770

40.22%

People's Liberation Front 10 518,774

6.00%

Other Parties 5 267,454

3.09%

National Unity Alliance 4 197,983

2.29%

Sihala Urumaya 1 127,863

1.48%

Tamil United Liberation Front 5 106,033

1.23%

Eelam People's Democratic Party 4 50,890

0.59%

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: People's Alliance (PA)
    • Leader: Chandrika Bandaranaike KUMARATUNGA
    • Seats won in this election: 107
    • Seats won in last election: 105
  • Party: United National Party (UNP)
    • Leader: Ranil WICKREMESINGHE
    • Seats won in this election: 89
    • Seats won in last election: 94
  • Party: People's Liberation Front (JVP)
    • Leader: Tilvin SILVA
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF)
    • Leader: Murugesu SIVASITHAMPARAM
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP)
    • Leader: Douglas DEVEVANANDA
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: National Unity Alliance (NUA)******
    • Leader: Hakeem RAUFF and Farial ASHRAFF
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: Sihala Urumaya (SU)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

****** The National Unity Alliance is aligned with the People's Alliance in several districts

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Last Election to the Parliament: August 16, 1994

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 18,655,000 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 12,071,062 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 9,350,405 (2000)

·         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: 9 (following the 2000 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: 2,885,786 (est.)