ElectionGudie

April 2, 2004 Held

9,797,680
Voted
Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Election for Sri Lankan Parliament

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,797,680
Valid Votes:9,262,732
Invalid Votes:534,948

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United People's Freedom Alliance 105 - 4,223,970

45.60%

United National Party 82 - 3,504,200

37.83%

Tamil National Alliance 22 - 633,654

6.84%

National Heritage Party 9 - 552,724

5.97%

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 5 - 188,876

2.02%

Others - - 86,625

0.93%

Up-Country People's Front 1 - 49,728

0.54%

Eelam Peoples Democratic Party 1 - 24,955

0.27%

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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: United People's Freedom Alliance (PA)
    • Leader: Chandrika Bandaranaike KUMARATUNGA
    • Seats won in this election: 105
    • Seats won in last election: 77
  • Party: United National Party (UNP)
    • Leader: Ranil WICKREMASINGHE
    • Seats won in this election: 82
    • Seats won in last election: 109
  • Party: Tamil National Alliance (TNA)
    • Leader: R. SAMPANTHAN
    • Seats won in this election: 22
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Heritage Party / Jathika Hela Unimaya (JHU)
    • Leader: Ellawala Medhananda THERA
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC)
    • Leader: Rauff HAKEEM
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Up-Country People's Front
    • Leader: P. CHANDRASEKERAN
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held in Sri Lanka on December 7, 2001.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 19,227,000 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 12,899,139 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 9,724,162 (2004)

·         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: 11 (following the 2004 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: 2,884,050 (est.)