IFES

Jan. 26, 2010 Held

Sri Lanka

Results

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

0.37740485430812176

Achala Ashoka SURAWEERA26,266

0.2527128920424495

Channa Janaka Sugathsiri GAMAGE23,290

0.22407992292959147

Wekada Vitharanage Mahiman RANJITH18,747

0.18037038708291334

Panagoda Don Prince Solomon ANURA14,220

0.13681479193039034

Sarath MANAMENDRA9,684

0.09317260513740505

Kanagalingam SIWAJILINGAM9,662

0.09296093668294172

Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Ukkubanda WIJEKOON9,381

0.09025735324184189

Kiriella Gurunnanselage Ravindrlal PERERA9,353

0.08998795702707037

Sirithunga JAYASURIYA8,352

0.08035704234898874

Wickramabahu KARUNARATHNE7,055

0.06787822482903684

Idurus Mohomed ILYAS6,131

0.05898814974157687

Wije DIAS4,195

0.04036132574880361

Sanath PINNADUWA3,523

0.03389581659428728

Meera Mohideen Mohomed MUSTHAFA3,134

0.030153133467640172

Battaramulla Seelarathana THERO2,770

0.026650982675610495

Dina Aduruge Senarathne de SILVA2,620

0.02520778866790595

Heethaka Oswald Arunya de SOYSA2,618

0.025188546081136562

Upali Sarath KONGAHAGE2,260

0.02174412304941506

Muthubandara THEMINMULLA2,007

0.019309935823086734

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.)