Comfortable victory for UPFA

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa led UPFA has secured a comfortable victory at yesterday’s Western and Southern Provincial Council elections with a majority of 388,977 votes in the SPC and 683,993 votes in the WPC.

The UPFA also won 56 seats in the Western Provincial Council and 33 seats in the Southern Provincial Council, while the second placed was secured by the UNP with 28 seats in the WPC and 14 in the SPC.

Becoming the third party in the Western Provincial Council, Sarath Fonseka led Democratic Party has secured nine seats from the WPC, while JVP won six seats.
Democratic People’s Front led by Mano Ganeshan secured two seats and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress managed to get two seats.

In the Southern Provincial Council, UNP has again secured the second place with fourteen seats, while JVP and the Democratic Party won five and three seats in the Provincial Council respectively.


 
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  • Jeya Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:47 AM

    It has been expected results but it is showing need active opposition party with good leadership again if not Sri Lanka becoming like Indian politics which is more parties joint government in future. because Democratic Party leads by Mr.Sarath Fonseka and JVP showing got more Seats compare with fast election.

    max Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:59 AM

    after count the rejected votes and who didnt vote,who won ???.

    Crazy Coot Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:10 PM

    [quote name="RoaringCreek"]I am waiting for the speeches from the UNP National leader and the leadership council members.[/quote]
    I am waiting for the roaring of the opposing opposition traitors!!!

    Simple Simon Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:13 PM

    [quote name="dwickra"]One thing has to admit

    within next 5 years if anyone topple the Mahinda's Govt, that is the end of thepeace in this country. All pro LTTE , NGO will make sure this coutry will devided to pieces.[/quote]
    Do we have peace or pieces now? Even that is far too expensive and will get impossible to bear on our shoulders!!!

    Brendon Kuruppu Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:13 PM

    Only Nero played the violin when Rome was catching fire but in Sri Lanka more than half of people are plying violins when the country is burning.

    M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:18 PM

    nothing left for better fight - one hose race.......

    asoka Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:36 PM

    Ranjith Sudasingha...wait and see...you will see it in your next life...

    venom Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:39 PM

    Congrads on a well deserved victory for UPFA ! We need UFPA when the LTTE are trying to regroup and are planning attacks ! not some loosers

    V Andrew Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:43 PM

    It is funny. From 7.30 a.m. tp almost 1.00 p.m., the voter turnout was around 30%. Its more than doubled in around 3.00 p.m.

    sootikka Monday, 31 March 2014 07:28 PM

    All good things will come to and end !!! Nothing is forever remember what you sew is what you reap !!! I only have one wish who governs is not my concern i wish my beautiful country

    mad citizen Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:45 PM

    sin, now can count the majority of blue idiots in the paradise

    Ammaa Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:52 PM

    If UNP change the Leader, Voters will vote, the government cant play fool, Now need a genuine reliable opposition Leader, if opposition leader is brave, country will go in right path, present opposition leader is dont know what to do. No image, cannot get

    ASD Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:09 PM

    [quote name="V Andrew"]It is funny. From 7.30 a.m. tp almost 1.00 p.m., the voter turnout was around 30%. Its more than doubled in around 3.00 p.m.[/quote]

    Thoughtful

    karigalan Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:12 PM

    [quote name="venom"]Congrads on a well deserved victory for UPFA ! We need UFPA when the LTTE are trying to regroup and are planning attacks ! not some loosers[/quote]

    MR need people like u

    jayawewa

    Lokka Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:24 PM

    [quote name="venom"]Congrads on a well deserved victory for UPFA ! We need UFPA when the LTTE are trying to regroup and are planning attacks ! not some loosers[/quote]
    You are quite right. We wish UPFA long life.

    yuri Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:32 PM

    [quote name="Bhoja "]Jaya wewa congrats [/quote]

    ITS ALSO GREAT VICTORY FOR TAMILS. ITS A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT NORTH EAST NEED REFERENDUM

    perera Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:41 PM

    [quote name="V Andrew"]It is funny. From 7.30 a.m. tp almost 1.00 p.m., the voter turnout was around 30%. Its more than doubled in around 3.00 p.m.[/quote]
    that is because people finished work early to vote.
    you dont need to be einstein to work that little bit of maths really

    what the fools who voted the upfa wont realise is that life is goint to get tougher with increased cost of living to sustain the miracle of asia mega recordbreaking cabinet.

    tm Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:51 PM

    proper results will come out one day in due course. via DM Android App

    Handipora Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:56 PM

    Comfort for the UPFA will soon be a discomfort for the masses with increased commodity prices and attacks on religious places, disrespect for other religious faiths etc etc etc. via DM Android App

    Prometheus Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:34 AM

    I am truly disappointing with the people in the Western & Southern provinces. I expected a better fight.

    Dee Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:35 AM

    A closer look at the numbers indicate a shifting tide! This is a victory that masks the discomforts of the people.

    dwickra Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:46 AM

    One thing has to admit

    within next 5 years if anyone topple the Mahinda's Govt, that is the end of thepeace in this country. All pro LTTE , NGO will make sure this coutry will devided to pieces.

    RoaringCreek Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:59 AM

    I am waiting for the speeches from the UNP National leader and the leadership council members.

    Lanka Shantha Sunday, 30 March 2014 09:01 AM

    If you see the voting trend and the number of votes not casted will have a greater impact on the forthcoming general or president election.

    R.Dias Sunday, 30 March 2014 09:20 AM

    Total Reg.Voters of West & South = 5,800,000.....total polled = 3,921,612 .....rejected votes = 161,000 .....total valid votes = 3,760,601.......UPFA 2,063,083.....Opposition 1,697,518..... majority 365,000....
    hik..hik...hik.....some report it as comfortable victory.....for what...?

    inthikab Monday, 31 March 2014 03:37 AM

    A win locally - a Loss internationally.

    sujith Sunday, 30 March 2014 02:54 PM

    expected... via DM Android App

    careless man Sunday, 30 March 2014 02:42 PM

    JILL MART victory whooooooooooooooooooooooo

    hafeez Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:18 PM

    We all new who's gonna win ayyo apey Salli ..... via DM Android App

    mack Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:25 PM

    beginning of the end of this government. check the statistics before jumping with joy via DM Android App

    one Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:28 PM

    UPFA has lost considerable amount seats compared to last provincial elections. They lost 12 in Western Province & lost 5 in Southern Province. DP has grabed most of them. Can we expect a regime change next year ?? via DM Android App

    AsankA Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:03 AM

    good result! It seems the beginning of the End of the regime

    Suq Madique Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:03 AM

    MR should thank Navi Pillay, Cameron and Obama for this victory.

    Ammaa Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:13 AM

    Postal votes, salary is enough, government is fine, who say COL is high, Bandula Gunawardane is right, can decreasse the salary,

    very comfortable Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:31 AM

    yes very very comfortable. My car and my petrol. That world knows so very comfortable now. I do not know when all these stops

    Ando Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:35 AM

    This is possible but how did you come to conclusions just like that? [quote name="Handipora"]Comfort for the UPFA will soon be a discomfort for the masses with increased commodity prices and attacks on religious places, disrespect for other religious faiths etc etc etc. via DM Android App[/quote]

    Real Peace Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:39 AM

    Electric Chair has won the election....!!!

    Don Udawatte Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:37 PM

    What can one say, this is the heading towars poverty and MR will make everyone suffer in SL before he hands over to his son.

    Ranjith Sudasingha Sunday, 30 March 2014 04:15 PM

    Congradulation....! This victory is with hungry community but They Love the Prasident & their country. . If the Gov.reduse cost of living within next few years people not listening to lies of opposition. . via DM Android App

    bobby Sunday, 30 March 2014 10:57 AM

    [quote name="R.Dias"]Total Reg.Voters of West & South = 5,800,000.....total polled = 3,921,612 .....rejected votes = 161,000 .....total valid votes = 3,760,601.......UPFA 2,063,083.....Opposition 1,697,518..... majority 365,000....
    hik..hik...hik.....some report it as comfortable victory.....for what...?[/quote]

    Wonder why they don't use the UNHRC vote counting theory here :D :D

    Sam Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:12 AM

    Going by GL's logic, all the votes that were not cast go to UNP. Now do the math..

    Bhoja Sunday, 30 March 2014 04:56 PM

    Jaya wewa congrats

    Devapriya mendis Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:31 AM

    Those don't like the results can join the tiger diaspora most welcome

    HellWelcomes Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:34 AM

    Comfortable victory because of sympathy votes


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