Voters have voted to send 13 SLFP candidates to parliament, despite a campaign to deny preference to SLFP candidates contesting the general election from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP).
At the forefront are the SLFP chairman, Nimal Siripala De Silva and the former president Maithripala Sirisena. They were able to take the lead in the Polonnaruwa and Badulla districts by obtaining more than 100000 votes.
In addition to these 13, the SLFP contested the Jaffna District alone and won one constituency and won one seat in Jaffna.
The SLFP candidates who got parliamentary seats this time
01. Maithripala Sirisena - Polonnaruwa
02. Duminda Dissanayake - Anuradhapura
03. Mahinda Amaraweera - Hambantota
04. Lasantha Alagiyawanna - Gampaha
05. Nimal Siripala - Badulla
06. Chamara Sampath - Badulla
07. Dayasiri Jayasekara - Kurunegala
08. Shantha Bandara - Kurunegala
09. Shan Wijayalal - Galle
10. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya - Kegalle
11. Sarathi Dushmantha - Kegalle
12. Jagath Pushpakumara - Moneragala
13. Cader Mastan - Wanni
14. Angajan Ramanathan - Jaffna