Update: SLPP heading for poll victory

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Based on the election results released so far, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is heading towards a victory at the Local Government election garnering 45 per cent of the majority votes.

According to the results, the SLPP has garnered 1,917,112 votes along with 1,391 seats whereas the United National Party (UNP) has secured 1,384,103 votes with 989 seats.

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has obtained 415,975 votes and 291 seats. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has secured 270,548 votes and 190 seats.

Meanwhile, the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) has collected 172,115 votes and 196 seats. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has secured 202,672 votes along with 164 seats

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  • saman Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:22 AM

    if RK had run UNP, we won't have got this kind of result

    mike Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:06 AM

    saman if not for MS ranil would have never won last election remember he lost 12 elections alone. well done MR the Lion who never gave up happiest day in my Life

    Jay Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:41 AM

    So Long Maithripala. It was awful knowing you. Even with all your stunts RK electorate UNP landslide victory

    lak Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:12 PM

    It was Ravi that ruined the UNP

    umen Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:42 PM

    lak it was Ravi who help unp to get at lease this much by taking all the blame for something done by unp top 3.

    Hene Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:02 PM

    People still praise RaviK after all he had done? If not for Ravi the UNP would have won

    basil Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:15 PM

    why people vote for MR

    huna Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:37 PM

    Whatever..... I give up. Don't know really what Sri Lankans want anymore...Anyway, i expect to see condition of roads to get better once again. That's something.... at least for the average man !!!/Huna

    Buddhi Perera Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:22 AM

    Peoples' choice -Respectively Hora No1, Hora no 2, Hora No 3

    Nana Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:20 AM

    Best Election analysis ever seen. People vote according to how much they are cheated (Who cheat most can win) than how good policies are.

    Barana John Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:28 AM

    You are perfectly correct. our SL people want HORAKAM to be continued!

    GH Sunday, 11 February 2018 05:26 PM

    Loka horas became No: 2 and 3

    Ravi Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:26 AM

    People have spoken..land slide to MR...

    Laugh Out Loud Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:29 AM

    You obviously have no inkling of the meaning of the word "landslide", probably call a Molehill a mountain type of person

    Killa Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:51 PM

    Its more of a landslide rejection of Ravi as well as Ranil's actions. We did not vote Harsha,Eran,B.Pathirana so old guys will be ministers forever

    Sherman G. de Silva Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:27 AM

    Former President Mahinda Rajapakse is magnanimous enough to take all Sri Lankans aboard in his quest to regain Sri Lanka

    Unchikun Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:28 AM

    This is the amber light warning for the UNP. They can not win elections with the present leadership. Time for a change in UNP upstairs.

    SAM Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:03 AM

    The UNP leader will certainly be looked after by his opponents. To make change, the UNP have to chase the leader or lock him up for his faults.

    Tharuni Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:08 AM

    Even with green light they cannot win since MR has regained winning ways

    umen Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:46 PM

    yes this election is for traditional unp supporters to see who there real enemy is

    Buddhi Perera Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:31 AM

    MS and RW can now be happy for blocking justice to take the correct Path

    Jaffna Logic Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:32 AM

    China was not an issue as MR first brought in the Chinese and Ranil is simply following it through. The issue was India, Ranil was seen as selling properties and land to Indians to the fury of the people. This is the single most reason why MR is winning this election.

    Pujitha Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:10 AM

    You have hit the nail on the head.

    Hambantora Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:40 AM

    You're wrong , the results aren't reflective of who sold land to whom , indeed the present government has provided exclusive rights to one of our strategic ports , the anger of the people is based on the corruption by the present government and their false promises on reducing the cost of living

    Chamath Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:33 AM

    An all time new milestone for the Rajapakse clan, an overwhelming majority, another euphoric moment after the war victory!

    mahesh Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:34 AM

    Great win for the country

    Wikramathunga Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:38 AM

    Rest in peace Sri Lanka. We are heading to hell

    Piranha Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:46 AM

    Sad day

    Strategist Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:10 AM

    We were heading that way... but now we have some hope...

    Sen Trama Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:31 AM

    What to do? RIP SL after 70 yrs!!

    Hell's Bells Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:48 PM

    If hell is peace, why not head there? Moreover, all political parties drive us there 'free of charge' (i.e. using our tax payments)!

    DHA Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:39 AM

    Great win.....this results shows how miserably our President and PM have failed the nation.....congrats MR we want Gota as the next president.......this win is the first indicator to show how people appreciate Gota's work.....

    pissu Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:37 AM

    you are mentally sick i suggest head to nawaloka

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:20 PM

    You may want Gota as the next President but he is not eligible as he is a US citizen. Are you living in this world or some other planet?

    Lola Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:03 PM

    people wants action against Ravi not to bring MR to power

    srimali Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:07 PM

    If Gota comes for presidential elction, he will withe amazing votes.

    Jayawewa Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:39 AM

    This clearly reflects the knowledge of our rural voters and how corruption had not impacted on their thinking.

    Mk Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:31 AM

    Well it seem that the rural voter is more knowledgeable than our city folk who are stuck in their own bubble

    Strategist Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:12 AM

    Where is the proof and punishment for corruption. In the absence of that MR must have garnered sympathy vote as well.

    Haramanis Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:45 AM

    Congratulations. Sir, Sri Lanka needs you to lead us again

    Sunil Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:45 AM

    Congratulations, bank robbers.

    pissu Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:41 AM

    congrats to the white van rental

    Cheers Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:47 AM

    This is a great victory and defeating corrupt UNP and the SLFP

    ANTON Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:59 AM


    Great Again!! Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:01 AM

    Make Sri Lanka GREAT AGAIN!!

    Jusdy Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:45 PM

    And when Sri Lanka was great in the first place?

    B Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:58 PM

    trump slogan

    Gamaya Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:02 AM

    MR may have inadvertently done a great favour to the UNP. He may also regret the FINAL outcome

    jayawewa Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:02 AM

    people here sad unp loosing? Rural people are smart with their vote and not voting for bank robbers who is selling all SL assets to foreigners (unp). Why would anyone vote for UNP? baya nathi agamathi nemei, Horama hora agamathi RW! jayawewa! Mahinda Rajapaksha for prime minster!!!!!!!

    Chanaka Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:04 AM

    This is a clear indication that people want MR back!!!

    Away Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:29 PM

    I voted the Lotus to get rid of RW but will not vote MR in GE or Presidential Elections

    Wildaku Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:10 AM

    How was Maitri allowed to get votes for 2 parties??? He got for the SLFP and the SLPP - is this not illegal???

    SAM Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:10 AM

    Thanks to Maharaja - News 1st

    Nihal Amarasekera Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:20 AM

    "Yahapalana" leadership, especially Ranil and his coterie is responsible for betraying the trust placed on them by voters by paving the way for the reemergence MR

    Paramanathan K Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:24 AM

    Landslide for Mahinda and nose dive for My3, RW and the daylight robbers. Its too late for them. Pack their bags and go go home.

    Karu Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:28 AM

    People had no other choice as our PM in western attire never knew anything about governance.

    manju Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:36 AM

    Reminds of that joker Ajith P's claim that the UNP will win more than 280 local bodies, and RK proudly announcing at the start of the campaign that the UNP is victoriously preparing nomination lists. SLPP would surely be grateful to RK for the support he extended in paving the way for the SLPP victory.

    Chamara Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:47 AM

    RK Colombo north electorate has voted overwhelmingly for UNP. Only Harsha and Eran are a loss

    Dexter Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:42 AM

    Dear ALL ,One of guys mention this TRUE...This clearly reflects the knowledge of our rural voters and how corruption had not impacted on their thinking.

    Gayan Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:34 PM

    City folks dont know what curruption means.

    Jude Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:45 AM

    Hey this was expected!! Even if you put Monkeys as candidates against ruling collation government yet monkeys would Win, and win big!!! Mind you some of them indeed are monkeys!!!??

    jason Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:48 AM

    Ranil will call for another stupid report..thats all he did..reports after reports..nothing done about it..stupid leader..noe pay the price..hide hide..

    SL Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:48 AM

    RK affect.Ranil came to clean up the country ,then he messed up whole country with unbelievable corruptions.poor public got no choice rather than voting one corrupt one time and another on the other time.MS has no say for this

    Strategist Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:14 AM

    Maithri's loss in his home base shows how disappointed people are.

    Hari Mani Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:06 PM

    He betrayed all who voted for him, the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. What a looser, inefficient and weak leader he is....

    Achinda Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:12 PM

    Best time to leave as a gentleman. Last chance

    Huna Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:15 AM

    Funny ,although it was a pradeshiya sabha election ,people voted for MR ,RW , MS and didn't care who they are electing for their local council ,this shows how dumb our voters have become .

    Charith Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:19 AM

    If government to change in every 2 - 3 years, how can we as a country develop? MR was doing a good job earlier, but the media and the majority foolish Sri Lankans stopped that developping trend. Then a new party came in to power and tried to establish good governance. The sames group of fools with Media is hindering progress. Where do we go as a country ?... Victory is for those politicians and their henchman who have secured their income for the next few years. Will the lives of rest of the people who are simply enjoying the feeling of victory right now be better from tomorrow?... never this way!

    LOSER of all time Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:23 AM

    RW is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time (12 )

    Dave Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:23 AM

    An elected government to lose its first ever election is a disaster.clearly they have gone against the people's mandate. Ranil should take total responsibility for this mess. Letting a non national to rob the bank and trying to cover it Up put the UNP in this situation. Ranil should be removed from the leadership along with malik, kabir and ravi.I hope some one like sajith will have the courage to do so.

    iqbal Sunday, 11 February 2018 07:30 PM

    how is sajith's performance is his district ,Hambantota,he too is a loser

    Nana Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:23 AM

    Know result, yet MR used to win with 60% before 2015 ? People go after personalities but not policies. Who is most cunning can Win Sri lankan elections, always as usual. Trend is changing too slowly. Even the new style election was afforded by this Govt, never been done by MR if he was in power.

    Siv Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:23 AM

    This is showing how sri lankan people voted for correption... God save lanka..

    palle Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:25 AM

    Make Sri Lanka Great Again.

    horu everywhere Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:30 AM

    so they vote for the biggest hora who made our country his national playground stupidity at its finest we need a singapore like government where one party can take the nation forward economically and will rule on forever without people worrying for economic bankruptcy in the future

    Dhammika Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:31 AM

    Ranil W has proved his ability in politics seen the results . Been in politics for 40 or more years as an MP a Deputy Minister , Cabinet Minister , PM , Opposition Leader shame and disgrace on you RW . The results show that even the old Royalists have NOT voted for the UNP . At least get lost now before UNP falls to DEFAULT STATUS . Hand over the leadership to Sajith and retire gracefully .

    Nana Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:37 AM

    Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslim Whoever Village voters always go after racial lines, popular politics and personalities but not future policies. Thus society remain stagnant even winning parties unable to take bold decisions for the future of the country, but engage in petty popular politics forever. Cant see how trend can be changed. In contrast broad minded people in cities have mostly overcome their senses and voted for policies, though Govt have not been helpful for them either.

    Lal Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:53 PM

    Carefully see the verdict of urban people as well rather that uttering words on a few MC and UC elections.

    N.Jayasekera Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:44 AM

    Did UNP address local government issues in areas ?Everything was neglected,Dengue,roads,garbage etc.People answered clearly.So long for a leader making promises about Wi-fi .

    Libtard Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:53 AM

    A bottom up movement like in 1956. Make Sri Lanka a strong, sovereign, peaceful, wealthy country. That is our only request.

    Buddhi Perera Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:56 AM

    Were people misled by the fist two words - ශ්‍රී ලංකා ---- ---- ?

    rajitha7 Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:04 PM

    The Prez should remain neutral and handover the party leadership to someone in Parliament. There is an imbalance in Feng-Shui and full of contradictions when you work together in one hand then compete in another. The leader of the state must be apolitical.

    Champi Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:24 PM

    Congratulation! !!!Sir ,The decision may impact your whole experience. ..who would be the next president? Hopefully, someone similar to your perspectives for the great work....

    srilankan Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:45 PM

    60% voter turnout.... scandals after scandals, and the common sight of bad beating the worst!!!!! in an election.... in SL.... I don't think even my 10th generation will see a set of honest, country first politicians in their lifetime.... congrats for the Victorians!!! and better deals for the losers next time around!!!

    RealSaman Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:55 PM

    Let us "Make SL Great AGAIN" !

    Hautaum Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:51 PM

    It means war crime and corruptions again. Do not worry or hurry, present govt will continue. As it resulted as same where 2015 president' election position.

    Nirmal Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:06 PM

    Now be prepared to enjoy. Coming soon . " Super Frog Star Jumping" reality show and world's best Auction sale of elected people. Venue: Political Mud Hole

    Sambo Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:15 PM

    Very good for the government. For the last three years the were only crying "Horu, Horu and Horu" but did nothing. The public got so fed up of them that they have voted the "HORU" back into power. Now you all can suck eggs.

    Alibaba Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:14 PM

    The pre-requisite to be a Lankan politicians is you have to be a "hora". Changing the pillow will not cure the head ache. We need to get rid of all the HORU

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:38 PM

    The white vans are already being polished up again

    SL Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:45 PM

    inefficient MS

    Observer Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:48 PM

    In the Sinhala background MR was always a giant.the others were alike dwarfs.but do the math.united they would have won.divided they lost.live and learn.

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:18 PM

    Better a honest looser than a criminal mafia boss

    Nimal Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:06 PM

    People saved the motherland from Traitors, like M3 and RW. Well done srilanka. People can breath once again.

    vasaliya Sunday, 11 February 2018 07:41 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen.....we have now begun to see the once familliar traitors vs patriots slogan being sung by slaves.....

    Podi baappa Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:11 PM

    You guys have missed lot of points. You all talking bill....,! Sorry, A lot of disappointed voters voted for Mahinda to wake up Ranil. But hold presidential election tomorrow with Ranil as contestants. Who will win? Ranil, of course.

    Gamaya Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:13 PM

    After reading comments, I realized that most of UNPers are day dreamers!

    ET Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:23 PM

    MR's votes hv not increased, infact decreased from 2015. The UNP, JVP, Maithri coalition has more than 50% still.

    GENIOUS Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:33 PM


    dd Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:38 PM

    People did not believe the last moment miracles from the President. Mr President is a good heart person though. You need to have a back bone because whatever the government do you cannot escape from the corruption allegations. Sword was not sharp enough. People have voted Mr Mahinda Rajapakse not to allow for your gang to go for corruption. Keep it in your mind when you are leading your team. Let your sons behave well as well as your famous brother.Then it will be good for the country and the people. Make a better place for our children.

    King Mihiraj Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:40 PM

    What a wonderful day !

    K Wijeyawardena Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:41 PM

    Very well done MR, your still the greatest, MS sad story for you, it's better pack your bag now and go on hidding. Your are the double cross person. You MS you are not a leadership Category. But for Ranil, it's time you should hand over the running of UNP to a younger person. Your time is up my dear friend.

    abynayake Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:42 PM

    It isRAVI K who ruined UNP{ victory

    Das Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:15 PM

    Back to square one!!! Anyway good hit for current government. People have spoken!!!

    Manty Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:17 PM

    The return of the King...

    orpheus Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:18 PM

    Now it is Sunday afternoon. The results should have been out by 12 midnight on Saturday. If not all, at least 50% of LG areas. Even in Colombo, they should have released ward by ward as they were counted. Even if the votes were counted twice to please the candidates it should not take this long. Ranil and MS planned the election so that UNP will have all LG areas after the opposition is split. Unfortunately for MS the, it looks like votes were split in favor of Rajapakse fraction. Even I thought UNP will win, after splitting the left votes into three.

    basil Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:21 PM

    why people vote for MR I feel it is beyond politics

    KATHIRA Sunday, 11 February 2018 06:45 PM

    Jayaweva! Weldone Hon. MR.We need you back.

    Mohamed Monday, 12 February 2018 01:59 PM

    MR can be a leader, sure. What about others the clan with him or does he need 17 people from UNp like before

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