Sri Lanka parliamentary election dates and Voting Live

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Sri Lanka parliamentary election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Sri Lanka parliamentary election Dates 2020
Sri Lanka parliamentary election​ Date: April 25, 2020​ 

Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka are scheduled to be held in 2020.

In November 2018, the date was briefly moved forward by more than a year to 5 January 2019 due to President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving parliament during a constitutional crisis and calling for a snap election. The Supreme Court later suspended the dissolution and ordered a halt to the snap election, effectively moving the election's date back to 2020.

On 19 March, Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya revealed that the election will be postponed indefinitely until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sri Lankan government initially insisted that scheduled forthcoming the election would proceed as planned on 25 April despite the coronavirus pandemic in the country, and the authorities banned election rallies and meetings. During the video conference with SAARC leaders, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa initially confirmed that the parliamentary elections would be held as scheduled.


Sri Lanka parliamentary election dates and Voting Live 2020 

  • 9 November 2018 – President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves parliament and calls general elections to be held on January 5, 2019.
  • 13 December 2018 – The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional.
  • 16 December 2018 – Ranil Wickramasinghe was sworn back as Prime Minister after the Supreme Court ruled that Mahinda Rajapaksa can not act as Prime Minister.
  • 30 January 2020 – United National Party working committee approves Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa as its Prime Minister candidate.
  • 10 February 2020 – Leader of the opposition Sajith Premadasa forms a new alliance called Samagi Jana Balawegaya.
  • 17 February 2020 – Sri Lanka People's Freedom Alliance registered under the leadership of Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maithripala Sirisena named as chairperson.

The Electoral system of Sri Lanka

The Parliament has 225 members, elected for a five-year term, 196 members elected in multi-seat constituencies through proportional representation system where each party is allocated a number of seats from the quota for each district according to the proportion of the total vote that party obtains in the district.


Sri Lanka election Party and candidate 

Leader

Sajith Premadasa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Party

Samagi Jana Balawegaya

Sri Lanka People's Freedom Alliance

Leader

R. Sampanthan

Anura Kumara Dissanayaka

Party

Tamil National Alliance

National People's Power


Sri Lanka Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Sri Lanka Elections Results 

 Summary of the 2015 Sri Lankan parliamentary election

 

Alliances and parties

Votes

%

Seats

 

District

National

Total

 

 

United National Front for Good Governance

5,098,916

45.66%

93

13

106

 

 

United People's Freedom Alliance

4,732,664

42.38%

83

12

95

 

 

Tamil National Alliance

515,963

4.62%

14

2

16

 

 

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna

543,944

4.87%

4

2

6

 

 

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress

44,193

0.40%

1

0

1

 

 

Eelam People's Democratic Party

33,481

0.30%

1

0

1

 

 

Independents

42,828

0.38%

0

0

0

 

 

All Ceylon Makkal Congress

33,102

0.30%

0

0

0

 

 

Democratic Party

28,587

0.26%

0

0

0

 

 

Buddhist People's Front

20,377

0.18%

0

0

0

 

 

Tamil National People's Front

18,644

0.17%

0

0

0

 

 

Ceylon Workers' Congress

17,107

0.15%

0

0

0

 

 

Frontline Socialist Party

7,349

0.07%

0

0

0

 

 

United People's Party

5,353

0.05%

0

0

0

 

 

Others

24,467

0.22%

0

0

0

 

Valid Votes

11,166,975

100.00%

196

29

225

 

Rejected Votes

517,123

4.43%

 

 

Total Polled

11,684,098

77.66%

   

 

Registered Electors

15,044,490

   

 

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