ElectionGudie

Nov. 17, 2005 Held

9,826,778
Voted
Sri Lanka

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,826,778
Valid Votes:9,717,039
Invalid Votes:109,739

Candidates:

Mahinda RAJAPAKSHA4,887,152

50.29

Ranil WICKRAMASINGHE4,706,366

48.43

Siritunga JAYASURIYA35,425

0

Achala Ashoka SURAWEERA31,238

0

Victor HETTIGODA14,458

0

Chamil JAYANETHTHI9,296

0

Aruna DE ZOYSA7,685

0

Wimal GEEGANAGE6,639

0

Anura DE SILVA6,357

0

Ajith Kumara Jayaweera ARACHCHIGE5,082

0

Wije DIAS3,500

0

P. Nelson PERERA2,525

0

Hewaheenipellage Shantha DHARMADWAJA1,316

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Sri Lanka

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Mahinda RAJAPAKSHA
    • Party: United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA)
  • Ranil WICKRAMASINGHE
    • Party: United National Party (UNP)
  • Siritunga JAYASURIYA
    • Party: United Socialist Party (USP)
  • Achala Ashoka SURAWEERA
    • Party: Jathika Sangwardhena Peramuna (JSP)
  • Victor HETTIGODA
    • Party: Eksath Lanka Podujana Pakshaya (ELPP)
  • Chamil JAYANETHTHI
    • Party: New Left Front (NLF)
  • Aruna DE ZOYSA
    • Party: Ruhunu Janatha Party (RJP)
  • Wimal GEEGANAGE
    • Party: Sri Lanka Nantional Front (SLNF)
  • Anura DE SILVA
    • Party: United Lalith Front (ULF)
  • Ajith Kumara Jayaweera ARACHCHIGE
    • Party: Democratic Union Alliance (DUA)
  • Wije DIAS
    • Party: Socialist Equality Party (SEP)
  • P. Nelson PERERA
    • Party: Sri Lanka Progressive Front (SLPF)
  • Hewaheenipellage Shantha DHARMADWAJA
    • Party: United National Alternative Front (UNAF)

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on December 21, 1999. Chandrika Bandaranaike KUMARATUNGA was reelected president with 51% of the vote against Ranil WICKREMASINGHE, who obtained 42%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 20,064,776 (July 2005)
  • Registered Voters: 13,327,160 (2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 9,822,597 (2005)

·         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: No

·         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: 3,009 716 (est.)