Over 30 Former MPs Fail To Win Seats At 2015 General Election

More than 30 parliamentarians from several parties lost their seats in the 2015 General Election held on August 17. They include a number of former ministers and other prominent politicians.

Former Minister S.B. Dissanayake, who represented the former parliament from Kandy, was a prominent loser in the election. Eric Weerawardhana and Abdul Kader have also lost their seats from Kandy District.

Nandimithra Ekanayake and Rohana Dissanayake from Matale District also lost their seats. Meanwhile Renuka Herath and P. Rajathurai of Nuwara Eliya District also failed to enter parliament.

Deputy Minister Shantha Bandara lost his seat in Kurunegala along with Jayaratne Herath and Nilwala Wijesinghe from the district. All were from the UPFA. Meanwhile Neomal Perera, Antony Fernando, Dayasritha Tissera and Milroy Fernando have lost from Puttalam District.

Rosy Senanayake and Thilanga Sumathipala are prominent losers from the Colombo District under the UNP and the UPFA tickets respectively. Meanwhile Felix Perera, Pandu Bandaranayake, Upeksha Swarnamali and Sarath Kumara Gunaratne from Gampaha District have failed to win back their seats.

Former Minister Wasantha Samarasinghe lost his seat from Kaluthara District.

Nirupama Rajapaksa and V.K. Indika lost their seats in Hambantota and Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Hemal Gunasekara and Vijaya Dahanayake of Matara District also lost their seats. In Galle District, former UPFA MPs Gunaratne weerakoon and Piyasena Gamage failed to retain their seats.

Tissa Karaliyadda and W.B Ekanayake of Anuradhapura lost their seats along with Chandrasiri Suriyaarachchi and MS Thaufeek (UNP) from Polonnaruwa.

Vijith Vijayamuni Soysa and Jagath Pushpakumara, both former UPFA MPs from Moneragala, lost their seats. Meanwhile, Lakshman Seneviratne, Udith Lokubandara, Chamika Buddhadasa and Rohana Pushpakumara have all lost from Badulla.

Former UPFA MP Sunny Rohana of Ratnapura lost his seat along with Athauda Seneviratne and Lalith Dissanayake, both former UPFA MPs from Kegalle.

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