ElectionGudie

Jan. 26, 2010 Held

10,495,451
Voted
Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Election for President (President)

Results

74%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:10,495,451
Valid Votes:10,393,613
Invalid Votes:101,838

Candidates:

Mahinda RAJAPAKSHA6,015,934

57.88

Sarath FONSEKA4,173,185

40.15

Mohomed Casim Mohomed ISMAIL39,226

0

Achala Ashoka SURAWEERA26,266

0

Channa Janaka Sugathsiri GAMAGE23,290

0

Wekada Vitharanage Mahiman RANJITH18,747

0

Panagoda Don Prince Solomon ANURA14,220

0

Sarath MANAMENDRA9,684

0

Kanagalingam SIWAJILINGAM9,662

0

Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Ukkubanda WIJEKOON9,381

0

Kiriella Gurunnanselage Ravindrlal PERERA9,353

0

Sirithunga JAYASURIYA8,352

0

Wickramabahu KARUNARATHNE7,055

0

Idurus Mohomed ILYAS6,131

0

Wije DIAS4,195

0

Sanath PINNADUWA3,523

0

Meera Mohideen Mohomed MUSTHAFA3,134

0

Battaramulla Seelarathana THERO2,770

0

Dina Aduruge Senarathne de SILVA2,620

0

Heethaka Oswald Arunya de SOYSA2,618

0

Upali Sarath KONGAHAGE2,260

0

Muthubandara THEMINMULLA2,007

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Sri Lanka

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mahinda Percy RAJAPAKSA *
  • Head of Government: President Mahinda Percy RAJAPAKSA
  • Assembly: Sri Lanka has a unicameral Parliament with 225 seats.

* Under the contingent vote system, voters may rank up to three candidates. If no candidate wins a majority in the first round of counting, ballots whose first ranking are eliminated candidates are redistributed to the next-ranked candidates on those ballots. The winner is the candidate with the most votes after this second round of counting.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected through a contingent vote system to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the Parliament 225 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms.***

*** Parties must clear a threshold of one-eighth of votes to win seats in the respective constituency. Each voter may cast three preference votes.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Mohomed Casim Mohomed ISMAIL
    • Party: Democratic United National Front
  • Muthubandara THEMINMULLA
    • Party: Okkoma Wasiyo Okkoma Rajawaru Sanvidanaya
  • Achala Ashoka SURAWEERA
    • Party: Jathika Sangwardhena Peramuna
  • Kiriella Gurunnanselage Ravindrlal PERERA
    • Alliance: Our National Front
  • Sarath MANAMENDRA
    • Party: Nawa Sihala Urumaya
  • Wickramabahu KARUNARATHNE
    • Party: Left Front
  • Wekada Vitharanage Mahiman RANJITH
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Sanath PINNADUWA
    • Party: National Alliance
  • Sarath FONSEKA
    • Party: New Democratic Front
  • Heethaka Oswald Arunya de SOYSA
    • Party: Ruhu Janatha
  • Wije DIAS
    • Party: Socialist Equality Party
  • Battaramulla Seelarathana THERO
    • Party: Janasetha Peramuna
  • Panagoda Don Prince Solomon ANURA
    • Party: Sri Lanka Labour Party
  • Dina Aduruge Senarathne de SILVA
    • Party: Patriotic National Front
  • Idurus Mohomed ILYAS
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Sirithunga JAYASURIYA
    • Party: United Socialist Party
  • Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Ukkubanda WIJEKOON
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Meera Mohideen Mohomed MUSTHAFA
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Channa Janaka Sugathsiri GAMAGE
    • Party: United Democratic Front
  • Upali Sarath KONGAHAGE
    • Party: United National Alternative Front
  • Kanagalingam SIWAJILINGAM
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Mahinda RAJAPAKSHA
    • Party: United People's Freedom Alliance

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 21,324,791 (July 2009)
  • Registered Voters: 14,088,500 (January 2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 10,328,410 (2010)

·         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: 12 (following the 2010 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: 3,198,718 (est.)