2nd Lead (Adds background)

Jaffna reports high turnout, Erlalai booths close early

[TamilNet, Friday, 02 April 2004, 11:14 GMT]
Civil society sources in Jaffna said that there was high voter turnout in Chunnakam and Mallakam area. However, reports from Erlalai said that the booths at Erlalai Saiva Shanmarga Vidiyalayam were suddenly closed around 3.55pm and the gates were locked preventing further voting. Further details are not known.

There are nine seats to be won in Jaffna.

Total number of seats for the whole of Sri Lanka is 196, and together with 29 National list candidates, there are 225 seats to be won in today's elections.

The General Election, the 13th in Sri Lankan Parliamentary history, will begin at 7 am in 10,670 polling booths in 22 districts across Sri Lanka.

Polling will end at 4 pm. Nearly 12,890,000 voters are eligible to participate in this year's poll, among them 400,000 are new voters.

According to Department of Elections website, results of the postal voting, which took place on March 24 and 25, are expected to be announced later tonight. Full district-wise results and the composition of Parliament will be known by tomorrow afternoon.

Number of seats per district:

Batticaloa ------- 05
Trincomalee ---- 04
Wanni ----------- 06
Jaffna ----------- 09
Digamadulla ---- 07
Colombo -------- 20
Gampaha ------- 17
Kalutara --------- 10
Galle ------------ 10
Matara ---------- 08
Hambantota ---- 07
Badulla ---------- 08
Moneragala ----- 05
Kandy ----------- 12
Matale ----------- 05
Nuwara Eliya ----- 07
Anuradhapura --- 08
Polonnaruwa ----- 05
Kurunagala ------ 16
Puttalam --------- 08
Ratnapura ------- 10
kegalla ---------- 09


Total ------------ 196


Related Articles:
02.04.04   2001 - Election Results


External Links:
Sri Lanka: Department of Elections

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.09.17 09:46   Photo
Tamil children massacred by CBK's Sinhala Air Force remembered in Jaffna
22.09.17 23:32   Photo
Sinhala colonisation stepped up, genocidal system cannot be transformed through ‘consensus’
21.09.17 22:14   Photo
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
10.09.17 23:24   Photo
Uprooted fishermen vow to continue their fight for Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
09.09.17 23:29  
Mano Ganesan’s NGO Secretariat restricts freedom of organisation in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=11645