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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2761

East Provincial Elections: Official final results

From Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

Colombo, 11 May, (Asiantribune.com): The first ever election in the demerged eastern Province was held yesterday (10) to elect 37 members to the provincial Council.

Batticaloa District Polling Divisions
No. of Registered Voters - 330,950

United People's Freedom Alliance - 105,341 (58.09%) SEATS - 06
United National Party - 58,602 (32.31%) SEATS - 04
Tamizh Democratic National Alliance – 7,714 (4.25%) SEATS - 01

Postal Votes - Batticaloa District-

United People's Freedom Alliance - 2,159 (51.72%)
United National Party - 1,282 (30.71%)
Tamizh Democratic National Alliance – 454 (10.88%)

Valid Votes - 4,174 (95.87%)
Rejected Votes – 180 (4.13 %)
Total Polled - 4,354
Regis. Electors - 4,427

Kalkudah Polling Divisions

United People's Freedom Alliance - 36,731 (66.81%)
United National Party - 15,673 (28.51%)
Eelam People's Democratic Party - 1,421 (2.58%)

Valid Votes - 54,980 (89.32 %)
Rejected Votes – 6,776 (10.68 %)
Total Polled - 61,556
Regis. Electors - 94,359

Padiruppu Polling Divisions

United People's Freedom Alliance - 14,379 (42.89%)
United National Party - 11,829 (35.28%)
Tamizh Democratic National Alliance - 3,594 (10.72%)
Eelam People's Democratic Party - 2,612 (7.79%)

Valid Votes - 33,529 (86.37 %)
Rejected Votes – 5,293 (13.60 %)
Total Polled - 38,822
No. of Registered Voters - 81,830

Batticaloa Polling Divisions

United People's Freedom Alliance - 52,053 (58.78%)
United National Party – 29,770 (33.62%)
Tamizh Democratic National Alliance – 3222 (3.64%)
Eelam People's Democratic Party – 1,199 (1.35%)

Valid Votes – 88,552 (90.76%)
Rejected Votes – 9,011 (9.24%)
Total Polled - 95,563
No. of Registered Voters - 154,761

Trincomalee District Polling Divisions

No. of Registered Voters - 242,463

Postal Votes - Trincomalee District

United People's Freedom Alliance - 4,938 (62.17%)
United National Party - 2,481 (31.24%)
People’s Liberation Front – 411 (5.17%)

Valid Votes - 7,943 (95.08 %)
Rejected Votes – 411 (4.92 %)
Total Polled - 8,354
Regis. Electors - 8,517

Mutur Polling Divisions

United National Party - 28,233 (59.08%)
United People's Freedom Alliance - 18,451 (38.61%)
United Socialist Party - 495 (1.04%)
People’s Liberation Front – 160 (0.33%)

Valid Votes - 47,788 (92.67%)
Rejected Votes – 3,779 (7.33 %)
Total Polled - 51,567
No. of Registered Voters – 84,175

Trincomalee Polling Divisions

United National Party - 28,146 (62.26%)
United People's Freedom Alliance - 13,828 (30.59%)
People’s Liberation Front – 1,408 (3.11%)
United Socialist Party – 537 (1.19%)

Valid Votes - 45,208 (90.01 %)
Rejected Votes – 5,020 (9.99 %)
Total Polled - 50,228
No. of Registered Voters - 91,598

Seruwila Polling Divisions

United People's Freedom Alliance - 21,915 (61.47%)
United National Party - 10,855 (30.45%)
People’s Liberation Front – 2,286 (6.41%)

Valid Votes - 35,650 (91.80 %)
Rejected Votes – 3,185 (8.20 %)
Total Polled - 38,835
No. of Registered Voters - 66,690

Digamadulla (Ampara) District Polling Divisions
No. of Registered Voters - 409,308

Postal Votes - Ampara District

United People's Freedom Alliance – 4,722 (55.24%)
United National Party - 3,401 (39.79%)
People's Liberation Front – 353 (4.13%)

Valid Votes - 8,548 (93.02%)
Rejected Votes – 641 (6.98 %)
Total Polled - 9,189
Regis. Electors - 9,467

Potuvil Polling Divisions

United People's Freedom Alliance – 54,619 (58.56%)
United National Party – 37,488 (40.19%)
People's Liberation Front – 490 (0.53%)

Valid Votes – 99,610 (93.63 %)
Rejected Votes – 6,344 (6.37%)
Total Polled – 93,266
No. of Registered Voters - 133,765

Kalmunai Polling Divisions

United National Party - 27,596 (66.46%)
United People's Freedom Alliance – 13,468 (32.44%)
People's Liberation Front – 30 (0.07%)

Valid Votes - 41,522 (93.62 %)
Rejected Votes – 2,832 (6.38 %)
Total Polled - 44,354
No. of Registered Voters - 64,316

Sammanturai Polling Divisions

United People's Freedom Alliance – 24119 (52.22%)
United National Party – 21401 (46.34%)
People's Liberation Front – 179 (0.39%)

Valid Votes – 46,187 (93.28 %)
Rejected Votes – 3,326 (6.72 %)
Total Polled – 49,513
No. of Registered Voters - 69,051

Ampara Polling Divisions

United People's Freedom Alliance – 47,319 (57.10%)
United National Party – 31,386 (37.87%)
People's Liberation Front – 3,693 (4.46%)

Valid Votes – 82,869 (91.34%)
Rejected Votes – 7,854 (8.66%)
Total Polled – 90,723
No. of Registered Voters - 142,170

Eastern Province No. of Registered Voters - 982,721

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