UPFA retains Eastern PC

9 September 2012 03:18 am - 38     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


United People's Freedom Alliance won the Eastern Provincial Council with 2000,44 votes with 14 seats. The TNA has secured 11 seats in the council with 193,827 votes. Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has obtained 132,917 votes with 7 seats, UNP has obtained 74901 votes with four seats while NFF obtained 9522 votes with one seat.

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  • Anthony K Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:40 AM

    Interestingly : even TNA, SLMC combination is shorter than what's needed for a majority. This is a blow for separatism and for parties formed alone ethnic lines. Good news for SL.

    Now, UPFA has 3 options to form the council. They could either combine with TNA, SLMC or UNP. Alternative would be a TNA + SLMC + UNP council. Interesting...

    Jayasekara Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:40 AM

    SLMC+TNA+UNP =22 (majority)

    By 4 pm 50% voted at counting about 64% an increase of 28% how come

    Asitha Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:56 AM

    well done NFF

    Sie.Kathieraeal Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:00 AM

    A good warning to the TNA and the Tamils who DID NOT do their duty by participating in the elections.

    According to "Indeewara" LTTE is still strong in Trincomalee something that CONTRADICTS the claim of the Government.

    Congratulations to all successful candidates. Hope they will do what they promised to the people.

    DXB Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:00 AM

    It is a matured politics of MR' let the SLMC to contest sepreately , he knows that if SLMC contested together will not have a this much seats with him.

    Realsrilankan Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:03 AM

    We have to take a note that 50% voters lost the confidence on democracy. So we can't say any party won this election.

    Gayan Sunday, 09 September 2012 03:23 PM

    Final nail on the north-east merger coffin. Well done. So called International community to take note.

    Raja Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:49 AM

    Jayawewa ! Well done President MR. All the racists learned a bitter lesson.

    Damien Perera Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:00 AM

    With 14 seats, the UPFA is the Party with the most number of seats with the TNA, SLMC, UNP and the NFF together having 23 seats. This does not amount to retaining power unless the SLMC supports the UPFA which is a strong possibility.

    jacoob Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:23 AM


    Kalu Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:17 AM

    The detractors (LTTE rump, Ngo, Colombians and their white masters, the regime change proponents) have to find excuses to absorb yet another dissapointment. Remarkable indeed! Now don't cry. Prepare for a major election with another crushing defeat on the horizon.

    rifaz Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:41 AM

    The remote control is with SLMC,
    We have endless power without any resposnisbilities!

    Gayan Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:00 PM

    As per daily mirror results page, the percentage of votes for Trinco was 66.83% , for Bati 64.29% and for Ampara its 66.1%.

    So the people did vote. A good day for democracy which everway they voted.

    Videsh Lankaputhra Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:41 AM

    Contesting for the first time and winning 1 seat is a good achievement.All the best!

    Worried Sunday, 09 September 2012 06:07 AM

    50 to 64 is 28?? Whats the math behind this?

    Paul Albert Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:28 PM

    it is not the combination , but who is going to b the CM ?

    Nazir Sunday, 09 September 2012 07:15 AM

    Tamil who did not vote in East(according to caFFE is 50%) should have voted to show they are not with the government, by not voting they have done the opposite.

    Jena Sunday, 09 September 2012 07:29 AM

    worried,, don't worry.. he did it correctly.. (64 - 50)/50*100 and the answer is 28

    Nazir Sunday, 09 September 2012 07:29 AM

    More than 50% of people in East did not vote,sad day for democracy, ballot is a powerful weapon, TNA and SLMC should campaign to raise awareness among the people.

    jagath fernando Sunday, 09 September 2012 07:33 AM

    Now sinhalese are the minorities ,they have the saber veilding power to form a government with tamils or muslims
    Dudes ,finish the rest of your job smartly

    Gam Pappa Sunday, 09 September 2012 07:28 AM

    Stupid Rifaz, it is not central government, but only a provicial council, mind it.

    Roshan Sunday, 09 September 2012 07:52 AM

    his math is perfect....

    Minnal Sri Sunday, 09 September 2012 08:41 PM

    These Provisional government have no powers. These are punch of idiots who live on state benefits. Mahinda Rajapakse has the ultimate control of Sri Lanka.

    Sue Sunday, 09 September 2012 08:15 AM

    Its not the UNP at fault here. Its their leader that people don't like. Anyway Ranil must be happy with these results which is exactly what he and MR want.

    Fusion Sunday, 09 September 2012 08:17 AM

    What do you mean now? This has always been the case in the EP. Muslims are the largest group followed by the the Tamils. Sinhalese only account for 25-28%. EP is the only province with a balanced ethnic representation.

    RR Sunday, 09 September 2012 08:30 AM

    After counting the votes they merely added the 28% to UPFA. That's how UPFA won!!!!

    The Native Sunday, 09 September 2012 10:20 AM

    Math is correct.- as in 14 is 28% if 50. But there is nothing unusual here. 50% voted in the morning and 14% voted in the afternoon whats the big deal here? - most people prefer to vote in the morning i guess. so 50% (of voters) voted in the mornning and 14% voted in the afternooon making it all 64% voter turn out. 28 % increase nothing much.

    fASSEY Sunday, 09 September 2012 10:56 AM

    I too agree with you. May be the balance 50% voters are disgusted and did not bother to cast their vote.

    Mayu Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:04 PM

    A lot of violations from the ruling party members. Who is going to investigate them?

    Sinhalese Man Monday, 10 September 2012 04:47 AM

    Haven' you yet realised that divide and rule benefits only the politicians. The poor Tamils will have to continue boating to
    Australia and we guys will say that they are bringing our Thrice-blessed land in to disrepute! Congratulations SLMC; you will continue your economic rule over us all, but let's not blame ALL Muslims.

    vasula Sunday, 09 September 2012 03:54 AM

    Bravo, well done UPFA.

    What a gamble that was.


    SL Sunday, 09 September 2012 03:55 AM

    well done maiyya

    Bandu Sunday, 09 September 2012 03:50 AM

    This shows, today people hate more and more nationalism or racism. Trend is to live together. Kudos for defeating any kind of racism. Politicians only need areas to govern as it's their job for survival but we need money to buy packet of milk powder to feed my baby not separate areas.

    Fusion Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:16 AM

    So the UPFA does not have a majority. This is good news. Key thing is going to be the 7-seats of the SLMC. This is a big warning for the UNP. The main power opposing the GoSL today is the TNA. UNP can either reform or vaporize into nothing.

    weha Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:23 AM

    Well the results have turned out to be as expected. Hope the people will reap the benefits of their actions. if it makes them happy or sad is non of our business.

    ROSHAN Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:15 AM

    Election Gimmick

    Bandu Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:31 AM

    good result to check the capability of JVP and NFF

    Indeewara Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:37 AM

    one good thing ,people had voted for the man Jayantha wijesekara,person who hoisted National Flag a midst LTTE cadres in a trinco meeting

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