UPFA’s Lohan Ratwatta obtained 81,812 votes, Erik Weerawardena 54,195 votes, Dilum Amunugama 45,909 votes, Faizer Mustapha 44,648 votes and Sarath Amunugama 44,478 votes.
From the UNP, Abdul Cader topped the list by obtaining 54,937 votes followed by Rauff Hakeem who received 54047 votes.
Lakshman Kiriella came in third with 53,690 votes followed by M.H.M. Haleem who received 46,240 votes. (Daily Mirror online)