Sri Lankan Muslims

Municipal Council Elections

Colombo Candidates, Voters & Votes Polled 1885-1994

Year

Candidates

Elected

Nom.

Votes

% Voters

% Polled

1885

6 (S)

2 (T)

4 (M)

4 (S)

1 (T)

2 (M)

1 (M)

30,600 (S)

2,720 (T)

2,500 (M)

85.43 (S)

7.59 (T)

6.98 (M)

60 (S)

30 (T)

10 (M)

1900

15 (S)

2 (T)

3 (M)

8 (S)

1 (T)

1 (M)

 

30,260 (S)

3,500 (T)

3,000 (M)

84.81 (S)

8.18 (T)

7.01 (M)

60 (S)

30 (T)

10 (M)

1904

9 (S)

2 (T)

3 (M)

7 (S)

1 (T)

1 (M)

2 (M)

38,725 (S)

4,026 (T)

3,800 (M)

83.20 (S)

10.53 (T)

8.52 (M)

50 (S)

30 (T)

20 (M)

1908

10 (S)

2 (T)

2 (M)

6 (S)

1 (T)

1 (M)

1 (M)

39,200 (S)

5,100 (T)

4,128 (M)

80.95 (S)

10.53 (T)

8.52 (M)

50 (S)

30 (T)

20 (M)

1916

10 (S)

3 (T)

3 (M)

8 (S)

1 (T)

1 (M)

2 (M)

42,000 (S)

6,000 (T)

4,680 (M)

79.73 (S)

11.39 (T)

8.88 (M)

60 (S)

20 (T)

20 (M)

1920

15 (S)

3 (T)

3 (M)

7 (S)

1 (T)

1 (M)

1 (M)

43,500 (S)

6,890 (T)

5,260 (M)

78.17 (S)

12.36 (T)

9.48 (M)

60 (S)

20 (T)

20 (M)

1924

10 (S)

3 (T)

3 (M)

7 (S)

1 (T)

1 (M)

1 (M)

44,026 (S)

7,120 (T)

5,860 (M)

77.24 (S)

12.49 (T)

10.27 (M)

77 (S)

15 (T)

8 (M)

1928

12 (S)

4 (T)

6 (M)

5 (S)

2 (T)

2 (M)

2 (M)

45,125 (S)

7,900 (T)

6,120 (M)

76.29 (S)

13.36 (T)

10.35 (M)

62 (S)

31 (T)

7 (M)

1932

10 (S)

3 (T)

3 (M)

5 (S)

2 (T)

3 (M)

1 (M)

65,280 (S)

8,056 (T)

8,160 (M)

80.10 (S)

9.88 (T)

10.02 (M)

59 (S)

29 (T)

12 (M)

1936

12 (S)

4 (T)

4 (M)

4 (S)

1 (T)

3 (M)

1 (M)

80,179 (S)

9,850 (T)

9,160 (M)

80.83 (S)

9.94 (T)

9.23 (M)

60 (S)

30 (T)

10 (M)

1940

10 (S)

3 (T)

4 (M)

5 (S)

2 (T)

3 (M)

1 (M)

95,268 (S)

10,850 (T)

10,125 (M)

81.96 (S)

9.33 (T)

8.71 (M)

58 (S)

32 (T)

10 (M)

1944

10 (S)

4 (T)

4 (M)

5 (S)

2 (T)

3 (M)

1 (M)

1,179,627 (S)

12,850 (T)

12,250 (M)

97.91 (S)

1.07 (T)

1.02 (M)

53 (S)

32 (T)

15 (M)

Galle Candidates, Voters & Votes Polled 1882-1937

Year

Candidates

Elected

Nom.

Votes

% Voters

% Polled

1882

6 (S)

 

2 (M)

4 (S)

 

1 (M)

 

6,200 (S)

250 (T)

350 (M)

91.88 (S)

3.76 (T)

5.16 (M)

85.72 (S)

 

14.28 (M)

1885

8 (S)

 

2 (M)

4 (S)

 

1 (M)

 

6,400 (S)

300 (T)

500 (M)

88.89 (S)

4.17 (T)

6.94 (M)

85.72 (S)

 

14.28 (M)

1887

9 (S)

 

2 (M)

4 (S)

 

0 (M)

 

6,550 (S)

350 (T)

645 (M)

86.17 (S)

4.64 (T)

8.55 (M)

85.72 (S)

 

14.28 (M)

1891

8 (S)

 

2 (M)

4 (S)

 

0 (M)

 

6,970 (S)

370 (T)

720 (M)

86.48 (S)

4.59 (T)

8.93 (M)

85.72 (S)

 

14.28 (M)

1894

9 (S)

 

3 (M)

3 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

7,120 (S)

390 (T)

850 (M)

85.17 (S)

4.65 (T)

10.63 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1897

7 (S)

 

2 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

7,250 (S)

398 (T)

910 (M)

84.72 (S)

4.65 (T)

10.63 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

 

1901

7 (S)

 

2 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

7,350 (S)

410 (T)

1,120 (M)

82.77 (S)

4.62 (T)

12.61 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1903

7 (S)

 

2 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

7,410 (S)

450 (T)

1,130 (M)

82.42 (S)

5.01 (T)

12.57 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

 

1906

8 (S)

 

0 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

7,620 (S)

510 (T)

1,150 (M)

82.12 (S)

5.50 (T)

12.38 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

 

1908

8 (S)

 

0 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

7,620 (S)

510 (T)

1,150 (M)

82.12 (S)

5.50 (T)

12.38 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1911

10 (S)

 

0 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

7,720 (S)

530 (T)

1,215 (M)

82.06 S)

5.63 (T)

12.31 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1914

10 (S)

 

0 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

8,025 (S)

550 (T)

1,420 (M)

80.29 (S)

5.50 (T)

14.20 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1917

10 (S)

 

2 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

8,650 (S)

560 (T)

1,650 (M)

79.65 (S)

5.60 (T)

15.19 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1920

11 (S)

 

2 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

9,920 (S)

650 (T)

1,850 (M)

79.42 (S)

5.21 (T)

15.37 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1923

10 (S)

 

4 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

10,200 (S)

950 (T)

2,028 (M)

82.12 (S)

5.50 (T)

12.38 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1926

12 (S)

 

5 (M)

3 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

11,100 (S)

1,100 (T)

2,450 (M)

75.77 (S)

7.50 (T)

16.72 (M)

87.50 (S)

 

12.50 (M)

1930

12 (S)

 

9 (M)

5 (S)

 

0 (M)

-1 (M)

20,200 (S)

2,600 (T)

3,760 (M)

76.23 (S)

9.81 (T)

13.86 (M)

90.00 (S)

 

10.00 (M)

1934

14 (S)

 

10 (M)

5 (S)

 

2 (M)

 

28,900 (S)

3,712 (T)

4,160 (M)

78.59 (S)

10.09 (T)

11.32 (M)

90.00 (S)

 

10.00 (M)

1937

14 (S)

 

10 (M)

5 (S)

 

2 (M)

-1 (M)

30,500 (S)

4,700 (T)

6,600 (M)

72.97 (S)

11.24 (T)

15.79 (M)

70.00 (S)

 

30.00 (M)

Kandy Candidates, Voters & Votes Polled 1902-1937

Year

Candidates

Elected

Nom.

Votes

% Voters

% Polled

1902

6 (S)

 

1 (M)

4(S)

 

1 (M)

 

20,500 (S)

4,400 (T)

2,500 (M)

74.82 (S)

16.06 (T)

9.12 (M)

83.35 (S)

 

16.65 (M)

1923

7 (S)

 

5 (M)

4(S)

 

1 (M)

 

45,200 (S)

7,200 (T)

5,600 (M)

77.93 (S)

12.41 (T)

9.66 (M)

85.78 (S)

 

14.22 (M)

1937

9 (S)

 

6 (M)

3(S)

 

2 (M)

 

116,142 (S)

12,500 (T)

10,200 (M)

83.65 (S)

9.00 (T)

7.35 (M)

85.71 (S)

 

14.29 (M)

S = Sinhalese, T = Tamil, M = Muslim

Courtesy The Colonial Office, London No.30/29/146, 30/29/141, Ceylon Blue Book & Ceylon Gazette