Pararajasingham elected on final count
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 October 2000, 16:49 GMT]
Mr.Joseph Pararajasingham was re-elected member of Parliament on the final count of personal preference votes obtained by candidates of his party which won two seats in Batticaloa. Mr. Nimalan Soundaranayagam obtained the largest number of personal preference votes among the TULF candidates who contested the elections in Batticaloa. The TULF lost Mr.Pararajasingham's electorate by coming third after the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress front, the National Unity Alliance, and the United National Party.
However, Mr. Pararajasingham was elected MP following the final count of the personal preference votes cast for the candidates of the TULF in the Batticaloa district this evening.
The electoral district of Batticaloa comprises the electorates of Batticaloa, Kalkudah and Paddiruppu.
Mr.Joseph represents the Batticaloa electorate of the electoral district of Batticaloa.
Mr. Nimalan Soundranayagam obtained 15,687 personal preference votes and Mr. Pararajasingham got 12,867.
Mr.Soundranayagam represents the Kalkudah electorate of the electoral district of Batticaloa.
Mr.Pon Selvarajah, who was elected MP in 1994 from the Paddiruppu electorate lost his seat although his party, the TULF, scored more votes than its contenders there.
|Batticaloa electoral district |
|Parties||Votes||No. of seats|
|TULF ||54,448||02 |
|NUA ||53,646 ||01|
|UNP ||29,163 ||01 |
|PA||16,510|| 01 |