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Table 2. 
Sri Lanka: Results of the presidential elections, 2010 and 2015
2010 election2015 election
Province/districtValid votes (thousands)TurnoutaMR votes (%)SF votes (%)Valid votes (thousands)TurnoutaMR votes (%)MS votes (%)
Western province 2,981 78.9 58.6 40.2 3,391 83.2 47.9 51.4 
Colombo district 1,161 77.1 52.9 45.9 1,296 82.7 43.4 55.9 
Central province 1,362 77.9 52.6 44.8 1,592 82.2 42.9 55.6 
Southern province 1,397 79.8 65.1 33.3 1,579 83.6 58.2 40.9 
Northern province 284 31.1 25.7 65.0 521 68.5 20.9 75.8 
Eastern province 684 69.6 40.1 56.8 810 75.2 26.5 72.0 
Northwestern province 1,268 76.3 61.9 36.6 1,445 80.4 52.2 47.0 
North central province 673 78.9 65.9 32.5 781 83.4 49.5 49.5 
Uva province 676 78.2 58.6 39.3 788 83.3 53.5 45.0 
Sabaragamuwa province 1,072 80.1 62.9 35.3 1,217 84.3 54.0 44.8 
Sri Lanka 10,397 76.8 57.9 40.1 12,123 81.8 47.6 51.3 
2010 election2015 election
Province/districtValid votes (thousands)TurnoutaMR votes (%)SF votes (%)Valid votes (thousands)TurnoutaMR votes (%)MS votes (%)
Western province 2,981 78.9 58.6 40.2 3,391 83.2 47.9 51.4 
Colombo district 1,161 77.1 52.9 45.9 1,296 82.7 43.4 55.9 
Central province 1,362 77.9 52.6 44.8 1,592 82.2 42.9 55.6 
Southern province 1,397 79.8 65.1 33.3 1,579 83.6 58.2 40.9 
Northern province 284 31.1 25.7 65.0 521 68.5 20.9 75.8 
Eastern province 684 69.6 40.1 56.8 810 75.2 26.5 72.0 
Northwestern province 1,268 76.3 61.9 36.6 1,445 80.4 52.2 47.0 
North central province 673 78.9 65.9 32.5 781 83.4 49.5 49.5 
Uva province 676 78.2 58.6 39.3 788 83.3 53.5 45.0 
Sabaragamuwa province 1,072 80.1 62.9 35.3 1,217 84.3 54.0 44.8 
Sri Lanka 10,397 76.8 57.9 40.1 12,123 81.8 47.6 51.3 

Source: Compiled for data extracted from Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), Statistical Yearbook 2010 (for data on the 2005 election), and the DCS Web site (www.statistics.gov.lk).

Notes:a. Percentage of valid votes in total registered voters.

MR = Mahinda Rajapaksa; SF = Sarath Fonseka; MS = Maithripala Sirisena.

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