2022 Sri Lankan presidential election

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2022 Sri Lankan presidential election

← 2019 July 20, 2022 (2022-07-20)
  Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on September 15, 2015 (1).jpg Dullas Alahapperuma GloCha-Klagenfurt-2014 9799-2.jpg Anura Kumara Dissanayaka.jpg
Candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe Dullas Alahapperuma Anura Kumara Dissanayaka
Party United National Party SLPP NPP
Electoral vote 134 82 3
Percentage 61.19% 37.44% 1.37%
Presidential election

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President before election

Ranil Wickremesinghe (Acting)

Elected President

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Presidential elections will be held in Sri Lanka on 20 July 2022. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left the country on 13 July 2022 instead of resigning as he promised.[1][2] Ranil Wickremesinghe won the election and will serve a term of 2 years.[3]

Candidates[change | change source]

Declared[change | change source]

United National Party (UNP)[change | change source]

Declared[change | change source]

Sri Lanka People's Front (SLPP)[change | change source]

Declared[change | change source]

National People's Power (NPP)[change | change source]

Declared[change | change source]

Withdrawn[change | change source]

Sri Lanka People's Front (SLPP)[change | change source]

United People's Power (SJB)[change | change source]

Declined[change | change source]

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

Ranil WickremesingheUnited National Party13461.19
Dullas AlahapperumaSri Lanka Podujana Peramuna8237.44
Anura Kumara DissanayakaJanatha Vimukthi Peramuna31.37
Valid votes21998.21
Invalid/blank votes41.79
Total votes223100.00
Registered voters/turnout22599.11

References[change | change source]

  1. Jayasinghe, Uditha (14 July 2022). "Sri Lanka awaits president's resignation after flight". Reuters. Colombo. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  2. "Sri Lanka's embattled leader leaves Maldives on Saudi plane". Indian Express. 14 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  3. Stepansky, Joseph (20 July 2022). "Sri Lanka live news: Ranil Wickremesinghe elected president". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  4. "Dullas ready to contest for vacant post of President". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst. 15 July 2022.
  5. https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/sri-lanka-npp-leader-anura-kumara-dissanayake-to-contest-for-presidency20220716143925/
  6. "Sri Lanka: Opposition leader ready to run for presidency". BBC News. 12 July 2022.
  7. "Sajith withdraws candidacy; SJB to support Dullas for Presidency". Ada Derana. 19 July 2022.
  8. "Maithri asked to run for President in 2024". August 2021.
  9. "Maithripala warns of a divide in Parliament". Newsfirst. 16 July 2022.