Ampara Urban Council

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Ampara Urban Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Indika Naleen Jayavikrama, UPFA
since March 2011
Deputy Chairman
Manodara Aacharige Chaminda Sugath, UPFA
since March 2011
Secretary
M. M. Gamini
Seats9
Elections
Last election
2011 Sri Lankan local government elections

Ampara Urban Council (AUC) is the local authority for the town of Ampara in eastern Sri Lanka. [1] AUC is responsible for providing a variety of local public services including roads, sanitation, drains, housing, libraries, public parks and recreational facilities. It has 9 members elected using the open list proportional representation system.

Local government is the third and lowest level of government in Sri Lanka – after the central government and provincial councils. The local government bodies are collectively known as local authorities. They are responsible for providing a variety of local public services including roads, sanitation, drains, housing, libraries, public parks and recreational facilities. Local authorities are divided into three different groups: municipal councils, urban councils and divisional councils. As of November 2017 there were 341 local authorities. All local authorities are elected using the mixed electoral system.

Ampara Town in Sri Lanka

Ampara is the main town of Ampara District, governed by an Urban Council. It is located in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, about 360 km from the capital city of Colombo.

Sri Lanka Island country in South Asia

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

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Election results

1983 local government election

Results of the local government election held on 18 May 1983: [2]

Alliances and partiesVotes%Seats
  United National Party 3,14049.62%5
Independent 2,28036.03%3
  Sri Lanka Freedom Party 90814.35%1
Valid Votes6,328100.00%9
Rejected Votes49
Total Polled6,377
Registered Electors9,467
Turnout67.36%

2002 local government election

Results of the local government election held on 25 March 2002: [3]

Alliances and partiesVotes%Seats
  United National Party 5,46266.56%7
  People's Alliance (SLFP et al.)2,08525.41%2
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 6497.91%0
  New Left Front 100.12%0
Valid Votes8,206100.00%9
Rejected Votes306
Total Polled8,512
Registered Electors12,063
Turnout70.56%

The following candidates were elected: Amarasena Ilangamge (UNP), 4,868 preference votes (pv); Aththudawa Liyanaarachchige Gamini Nadeelal Gunawardhana (UNP), 3,506 pv; Amarawansha Wadumesthrige (UNP), 1,419 pv; Galmangoda Guruge Bandula Jayantha (UNP), 1,213 pv; Jayaneththi Arachchi Berty (UNP), 1,212 pv; I. D. Chulachandra (PA), 1,063 pv; K. M. Saman Indika Morayas (PA), 917 pv; Ariyapala Rammuthupura (UNP), 879 pv; and Vidanage Piyasena Kumaranayaka (UNP); 660 pv.

Amarasena Ilangamge (UNP) and Aththudawa Liyanaarachchige Gamini Nadeelal Gunawardhana (UNP) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

2006 local government election

Results of the local government election held on 30 March 2006: [4]

Alliances and partiesVotes%Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.)4,29848.72%5
  United National Party 3,26837.04%3
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1,23914.04%1
National Development Front170.19%0
Valid Votes8,822100.00%9
Rejected Votes250
Total Polled9,072
Registered Electors12,641
Turnout71.77%

The following candidates were elected: [5] Ilandarideva Chulachandra (UPFA); Ambalangodage Sarath Deshapriya (UPFA); Galbokka Hewage Sudarman De Silva (UPFA); Abesundara Wickramasooriya Boosabaduge Nishantha Manjula Fernando (UNP); Aththudawa Liyana Arachchige Gamini Nadilal Gunawardana (UNP); Clor Muhandiramge Saman Indika Morayas (UPFA); Galmangoda Guruge Wimalananda Sumanasooriya (UPFA); I. P. Wijaya Weerasooriya (JVP); and Ediriweera Arachchige Shantha Wickramasekara (UNP).

Ambalangodage Sarath Deshapriya (UPFA) and Clor Muhandiramge Saman Indika Morayas (UPFA) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

The term of the council was due to expire in 2010 but on 22 December 2009 Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Janaka Bandara Tennakoon extended it until 31 March 2011. [6]

Janaka Bandara Tennakoon is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He is currently the Minister of Lands and Land Development. He was educated at Dharmaraja College, Kandy. He contested as the Group Leader of the Matale District of the Central Province and was elected to the Provincial Council with a majority of Proportional Votes in 1993; Elected as a Member of Parliament with a majority of proportional votes in the General Election of 1994; Elected as a Member of Parliament from the District of Matale with the majority of proportional votes in the general election of 2000.

2011 local government election

Results of the local government election held on 17 March 2011: [7]

Alliances and partiesVotes%Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (SLFP et al.)5,64956.46%6
  United National Party 4,15941.57%3
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 1951.95%0
Independent 2 20.02%0
Independent 1 10.01%0
Valid Votes10,006100.00%9
Rejected Votes229
Total Polled10,235
Registered Electors13,523
Turnout75.69%

The following candidates were elected: [8] Ambalangodage Sarath Deshappriya (UPFA); Abeysundara Wikramasooriya Boosabaduge Nishantha Manjula Fernando (UNP); Kalthotage Kelum Kumara Fernando (UPFA); Indika Naleen Jayavikrama (UPFA); Dulip Lal Kumanayaka (UPFA); Clormuhandiram Saman Indika Morayas (UPFA); Manjula Sri Ilangamge (UNP); Manodara Aacharige Chaminda Sugath (UPFA); and Ediriwera Arachchige Shantha Wikkramasekara (UNP).

Indika Naleen Jayavikrama (UPFA) and Manodara Aacharige Chaminda Sugath (UPFA) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

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