IFES

Nov. 17, 2005 Held

Sri Lanka

Results

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

0.3645657900518872

Achala Ashoka SURAWEERA31,238

0.32147653209995347

Victor HETTIGODA14,458

0.14879018186507229

Chamil JAYANETHTHI9,296

0.0956670030860224

Aruna DE ZOYSA7,685

0.079087878519372

Wimal GEEGANAGE6,639

0.06832328243202482

Anura DE SILVA6,357

0.06542116379279737

Ajith Kumara Jayaweera ARACHCHIGE5,082

0.05229988271118393

Wije DIAS3,500

0.03601920296913494

P. Nelson PERERA2,525

0.025985282142018777

Hewaheenipellage Shantha DHARMADWAJA1,316

0.013543220316394737

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.)