Kotte Electoral District


Kotte electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989. The district was named after the town of Kotte in Colombo District, Western Province. The 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka introduced the proportional representation electoral system for electing members of Parliament. The existing 160 mainly single-member electoral districts were replaced with 22 multi-member electoral districts.[1] Kotte electoral district was replaced by the Colombo multi-member electoral district at the 1989 general elections, the first under the PR system, though Kotte continues to be a polling division of the multi-member electoral district.

Members of Parliament


Key

 Independent   Communist Party of Sri Lanka    Lanka Sama Samaja Party    Sri Lanka Freedom Party    United National Party  

ElectionMemberPartyTerm
1947 Robert Gunawardena Lanka Sama Samaja Party 1947-1952
1952 1952-1956
1956 1956-1960
1960 A. J. Niyathapala United National Party 1960-1960
1960 Stanley Tillekeratne Communist Party 1960-1965
1965 Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1965-1970
1970 1970-1977
1977 Ananda Tissa de Alwis United National Party 1977-1989

Elections


1947 Parliamentary General Election

Results of the 1st parliamentary election held between 23 August 1947 and 20 September 1947 for the district:[2]

CandidatePartySymbolVotes%
Robert GunawardenaElephant11,95556.36%
R. HewavitaranaCart Wheel7,75336.55%
W. G. RatnayakeHand9284.37%
D. F. GalhenaStar3621.71%
C. A. BotejuHouse2151.01%
Valid Votes21,213100.00%
Rejected Votes359
Total Polled21,572
Registered Electors45,754
Turnout47.15%

1952 Parliamentary General Election

Results of the 2nd parliamentary election held between 24 May 1952 and 30 May 1952 for the district:[3]

CandidatePartySymbolVotes%
Robert GunawardenaElephant15,86553.38%
Ananda Tissa AlwisHand11,05137.18%
N. J. V. CoorayStar2,8079.44%
Valid Votes29,723100.00%
Rejected Votes164
Total Polled29,887
Registered Electors47,510
Turnout62.91%

1956 Parliamentary General Election

Results of the 3rd parliamentary election held between 5 April 1956 and 10 April 1956 for the district:[4]

CandidatePartySymbolVotes%
Robert GunawardenaLanka Sama Samaja PartyKey25,05069.88%
M. A. A. Tissa de AlwisElephant10,24428.58%
W. H. FonsekaBicycle5511.54%
Valid Votes35,845100.00%
Rejected Votes138
Total Polled35,983
Registered Electors57,558
Turnout62.52%

1960 (March) Parliamentary General Election

Results of the 4th parliamentary election held on 19 March 1960 for the district:[5]

CandidatePartySymbolVotes%
A. J. NiyathapalaUnited National PartyElephant8,85034.89%
Stanley TillekeratneCommunist PartyStar7,11028.03%
D. L. PathirageKey4,96919.59%
W. W. A. FernandoSri Lanka Freedom PartyHand4,29816.94%
D. F. GalhenaUmbrella0.56%
Valid Votes25,368100.00%
Rejected Votes89
Total Polled25,457
Registered Electors33,810
Turnout75.29%

1960 (July) Parliamentary General Election

Results of the 5th parliamentary election held on 20 July 1960 for the district:[6]

CandidatePartySymbolVotes%
Stanley TillekeratneCommunist PartyStar14,58957.65
A. J. NiyathapalaUnited National PartyElephant10,44741.28
Dickmon WijesingheCart Wheel1460.58
D. F. GalhenaPot1250.49
Valid Votes25,30799.74
Rejected Votes660.26
Total Polled25,373100.00
Registered Electors33,810
Turnout75.05

1965 Parliamentary General Election

Results of the 6th parliamentary election held on 22 March 1965 for the district:[7]

CandidatePartySymbolVotes%
Stanley TillekeratneSri Lanka Freedom PartyHand20,50352.03
A. J. NiyathapalaUnited National PartyElephant18,15546.07
K. Jinadasa PereraMahajana Eksath PeramunaCart Wheel3880.98
N. W. de CostaCockerel1030.26
Valid Votes39,14999.35
Rejected Votes2580.65
Total Polled39,407*100.00
Registered Electors49,170
Turnout80.14

1970 Parliamentary General Election

Results of the 7th parliamentary election held on 27 May 1970 for the district:[8]

CandidatePartySymbolVotes%
Stanley TillekeratneSri Lanka Freedom PartyHand32,05156.81
A. J. NiyathapalaUnited National PartyElephant24,20842.91
Valid Votes56,25999.72
Rejected Votes1560.28
Total Polled56,415100.00
Registered Electors68,383
Turnout82.50

1977 Parliamentary General Election

Results of the 8th parliamentary election held on 21 July 1977 for the district:[9]

CandidatePartySymbolVotes%
Ananda Tissa de AlwisElephant23,24954.46%
P. A. J. NiyathapalaChair15,37536.02%
K. SiriwardhanaStar3,7728.84%
Kalinga Piyadasa de SilvaFlower1310.31%
Ananda AlwisRabbit1240.29%
Victor AmarasingheSpoon370.09%
Valid Votes42,688100.00%
Rejected Votes129
Total Polled42,817
Registered Electors52,707
Turnout81.24%

References


  1. "The Electoral System". Parliament of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2010-11-27.
  2. "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1952" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1956" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.[permanent dead link]
  5. "Result of Parliamentary General Election 19 March 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Result of Parliamentary General Election 20 July 1960" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.[permanent dead link]
  7. "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.[permanent dead link]
  8. "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka.[permanent dead link]
  9. "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17.