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Winners of polling divisions. Kumaratunga in blue and Dissanayake in green.
The Sri Lankan presidential election of 1994 was the third presidential election of Sri Lanka. Nominations were accepted on 7 October 1994, and the election was held on 9 November 1994. Electoral participation was 70.47%. Prime Minister Chandrika Kumaratunga of the governing People's Alliance was elected, receiving 62% of all votes cast.
President Ranasinghe Premadasa was assassinated in 1993 by the Tamil Tigers and was succeeded by the Prime Minister, Dingiri Banda Wijetunga. President Wijetunga chose not to run in the 1994 election; therefore the United National Party selected Leader of the Opposition Gamini Dissanayake as their candidate. His main challenger was Prime Minister Chandrika Kumaratunga of the People's Alliance, whose party had won the parliamentary elections earlier in 1994.
Kumaratunga won the election by a record margin with 62.28% of the vote.
|Chandrika Kumaratunga||People's Alliance||4,709,205||62.28%|
|Srima Dissanayake||United National Party||2,715,283||35.91%|
|Harischandra Wijayatunga||Sinhalaye Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Pakshaya||32,651||0.43%|
|A. J. Ranasinghe||Independent||22,752||0.30%|
|G. A. Nihal||Sri Lanka Progressive Front||22,749||0.30%|