The ruling UPFA today said it was not fair to compare Saturday’s Provincial Council (PC) polls’ results with the 2009 results, to indicate that the UPFA had suffered a setback this time, UPFA’s election campaign manager Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.
He added that the 2009 PC polls in the two provinces were held under the euphoria of the war victory and the opposition was then in tatters and extremely weak.
The Minister said the government was fully satisfied with the results of Saturday’s PC polls in the Western and Southern Provinces.
Opponents of the government were comparing Saturday’s PC polls results with that of 2009 and attempting to prove that this time’s election results were a setback to the government.
“This was a great victory for the government, as the voters have given a clear signal to those who campaigned virulently within the country and abroad to defeat the government at the elections. The voters have not heeded to the request of anti-government elements in the West and their local agents and have voted for the UPFA decisively,” Minister Alahapperuma said.
He further said the elections were held in the heat of the passing of the US-sponsored resolution in Geneva and the US-led campaign by the western countries as an initiative for a regime change. This had not happened and the voters had used their franchise wisely.
The opposition in 2009 was so weak that they were not in a position to present a manifesto in 2009 and it was a clean sweep for the government, he added.
You better remain in the national list for the next time also. Never come to Matara asking for our votes, loser.
thilak Monday, 31 March 2014 01:46 AM
what is the theory of bell
Ranjith Monday, 31 March 2014 05:27 AM
Amathithuma athi vishista analysis. You can not fool all the people all the time.
Voter Monday, 31 March 2014 08:04 AM
Hon. Minister when are we going to learn from history. According party press releases all the parties have tasted victory. No one has lost. If it is so why have elections. All vikara katha. via DM iPad app
sootikka Monday, 31 March 2014 07:35 PM
Popularity ,fame will never remain all the time face the facts
Barrister Monday, 31 March 2014 09:38 AM
It is time you and your so called Government accept defeat.
Hussein Monday, 31 March 2014 03:18 AM
The Minister accepts two things: 1. The earlier elections were won with the war winning euphoria. 2. The opposition is becoming stronger gradually. WHAT A SHAME FOR A GOVERNMENT MINISTER TO ACCEPT ALL THESE. THE PRESIDENT SHOULD KICK HIM OUT.
countrymanu Monday, 31 March 2014 03:25 AM
Further erosion of main opposition has been clearly visible and people have shown temporary disillusion with the govt for a certain extent by voting for Sarath Fonseka. UNP and JVP are the main opposition which have failed to build up a public opinion.If opposition is getting momentum why Sarath Fonseka has emerged as the 3rd force over and above JVP. People have clearly shown solidarity with the govt. and those who are unpatriotic to the country have used votes indiscriminately. Overall we can't see and emergence of a big opposition for the govt. Govt will march forward for the next 25 years.
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:25 AM
You are correct Sir, comparing with previous election results is a foolish act. Example: price of bread in 2000 is not the same in 2014.
Prometheus Monday, 31 March 2014 03:30 AM
And if it wasn't for Geneva the UPFA would have lost even more votes. UPFA probably got plenty of solidarity/sympathy votes but eventually GoSL will run out of excuses.
mack Monday, 31 March 2014 01:12 PM
other words you are loosing popularity in your strong holds wonder why? via DM Android App
Simple Simon Monday, 31 March 2014 03:51 AM
Never compare when you are losing, ha, ha, haaaaaaa!!!
shihan Sunday, 30 March 2014 09:33 PM
so now the opposition is gainingw support. it's three sided now. unp, dp and jvp. via DM Android App
tariq Sunday, 30 March 2014 09:41 PM
yes hon minister... its good at least you agree that the opposition is gradually getting stronger and the govt is not as strong as they were.
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chandi Monday, 31 March 2014 04:24 AM
Compare the past & present is prohibited to others by UPFA demo crazy........
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