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Former Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara has secured the highest preference votes in the Kurunegala District with 336,327 votes, while UPFA candidate Johan Fernando, son of Johnston Fernando, bagged the second place with 134,443 votes.

UPFA
Dayasiri Jayasekara – 336,327
Johan Fernando – 134,443
D.B. Herath – 60,960
G.Dehigama – 59,016
Athula Wijesinghe 47,014
 
UNP
J.C. Aluwatuwala - 23,960
Prasanna Samal Senarath - 21,958
Preethi Mohan - 20,464

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  • dickie bird Monday, 23 September 2013 05:44 AM

    About Dayasiri........
    He went from being a MP to Nothing by giving up his parliamentary seat.... It was a honourable cross-over.
    Unlike many who crossed over being opposition MPs to become Ministers in the Govt.

    It was big gamble BUT an acute one. Further, he was vying for position with all odds as Johan was the son of a incumbent Minister & moreover another UNP crossover.

    This result speak volumes of Dayasiri's ability.
    Its UPFAs gain & UNPs bane.

    This result was against all odds & the President need to acknowledge in no uncertain terms. Another king maker emerge.
    Even MR & Namal got egg on their face identifying with Johan on political stage.
    Amazing margin of preferential votes.

    Bumblebee Monday, 23 September 2013 07:22 AM

    I feel Dayasiri got the UNP base as well as from the SLFP.

    Suq Madique Monday, 23 September 2013 07:17 AM

    This man was a star but was never allowed to shine by RW.

    joseph Monday, 23 September 2013 06:58 AM

    There are may facets to the local government results. If anybody thinks that Dayasiri would have got the same number of votes from UNP its just foolishness.On the other hand Johnston who rode on MR shoulders could not muster enough vote for his son, which could be interpreted as loss of confidence on MR by the voters.

    Abaran Seeya Monday, 23 September 2013 06:44 AM

    As per my knowledge, this is the highest no of votes an individual have ever taken. This proves Dayasiri is more popular than Ranil.

    Haniff Mohamed Monday, 23 September 2013 06:35 AM

    Congratulations Dayasri.
    This not the victory of yours. this is a good lesson teach by U.N.P.ers to RW, TA, and all henchmen around them.

    Asokamala Monday, 23 September 2013 06:12 AM

    All the (WAL)ELEPHANTS are forced to work for the rulers. HE, first dissolved voice for the opposition, then the opposition. Soon we will have a population who will endorse any act of the regime.

    Snowdon Monday, 23 September 2013 06:10 AM

    bet he would choose coke instead of sprite.... sarcasm.. :P

    surain lal Monday, 23 September 2013 05:51 AM

    well done good puch on those who try to tanish your name & the future. high handed big wigs of unp should atleast now should learn a lession how to treate hard working party men

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 23 September 2013 07:30 AM

    Imagine Ranil in Che T-Shirt! What an awful thought!

    Rohana Monday, 23 September 2013 05:36 AM

    Okay Mr. Dayasiri, just forget about winning mode now. Try to unite yourself with other members of the ruling party as well as opposition and without making problems to anybody, please try to improve the Wayaba with true means of humanity. Please try to make law and order in the area too with cooperating with law enforcement officers. Ask them to be disciplined without doing things which we see in daily newspapers. It is shame for everybody and our mother Lanka.

    raviraj Monday, 23 September 2013 05:28 AM

    this only proves one thing, for sure, you reap what you sow

    suba chintana Monday, 23 September 2013 05:05 AM

    all are computer jilmart wining system

    tony Monday, 23 September 2013 05:04 AM

    DONT DREAM. THERE ARE MANY RAJAPAKSES IN THE LIST TO SUCCEED MR

    Amila. G Monday, 23 September 2013 05:02 AM

    He ment what he said , And who's his onions .

    Sim Monday, 23 September 2013 04:55 AM

    Best wishes for another Loan

    Fayad Monday, 23 September 2013 04:44 AM

    I my self has met him he has a superb PR

    ind Monday, 23 September 2013 04:37 AM

    This is called international-mania, which RW also suffering from !!!!

    Ryan Monday, 23 September 2013 02:06 PM

    you go to angoda for narrow mindedness

    xlntgson Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:08 AM

    Johnston, me rate minissu tanikara kelinne pissu!

    kalu nangi Monday, 23 September 2013 07:41 PM

    Not only unusual .....but also very mysterious.
    Computer Gilmart?

    Ashan Monday, 23 September 2013 06:17 PM

    nai arinnathuwa hitapan bung, cobra LOL

    Ashan Monday, 23 September 2013 06:16 PM

    I think you are in need of both :) make your name "retardedVoiceOfLanka" LOL

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 23 September 2013 06:09 PM

    The people have spoken.... but i doubt it will send a clear message as the UNP leadership, they are rather short of listening to facts.. instead of focussing or bringing the party back to power.

    Berty Monday, 23 September 2013 03:25 PM

    Right Man at the Right place.

    Robert Croos Monday, 23 September 2013 02:46 PM

    Do not say that he will not like to hear that.

    Ryan Monday, 23 September 2013 02:08 PM

    Dayasiri hails from SLFP

    Gava Monday, 23 September 2013 04:35 AM

    You may be the biggest "idiot" who does not understand a situation...

    kalu nangi Monday, 23 September 2013 01:53 PM

    MR no doubt has second thoughts......he should have allowed Dayasiri to be with the losing UNPers!!

    ranjith Wijesuriya Monday, 23 September 2013 01:09 PM

    This is the massage given to Ranil by the people to think about his position..People like real people with reliable solutions in hand and not in research papers.

    Premalal Monday, 23 September 2013 11:35 AM

    Can Ranil think straight?

    chandike Monday, 23 September 2013 11:32 AM

    That means all 300K plus voters had voted their preferencial vote who had voted to other candidates. This is miracle.

    Krish Monday, 23 September 2013 10:57 AM

    reflect the educational level of NWP

    UN-Justice Monday, 23 September 2013 09:56 AM

    Ranil must be lamenting now. Well done Dayasiri, you are not only a mega star also a new hero of the nation. Though I was a diehard supporter of UNP, now I too have changed my colors due to Pissu Ranil.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 23 September 2013 07:33 AM

    How naïve to think so! Dayasiri only has a big mouth but Champika Ranawaka has a brain and perhaps the smartest MP in the parliament but look how he has been treated.

    Ryan Monday, 23 September 2013 12:29 AM

    Congratulations, you are a gentleman in politics, people don't want lives of people of this caliber to be wasted for party politics, what they want is service, this justifies sarath n silva verdict on crossovers as it happened many times in the past

    mnsart Monday, 23 September 2013 02:05 AM

    At least now the opposition leader will realize the importance of retaining people within the party.

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 23 September 2013 01:37 AM

    High Jump.

    crick Monday, 23 September 2013 01:23 AM

    this is a record.

    ANTON Monday, 23 September 2013 01:19 AM

    AIYO, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ELEPHANTS ?

    Say Something Monday, 23 September 2013 01:18 AM

    Who cares? This is only for the local fools.
    The whole world was interested only in the Northern PC results.

    Abdul Monday, 23 September 2013 01:01 AM

    He has proved his value beyond doubt to those who are concerned.

    jamaljj Monday, 23 September 2013 12:56 AM

    Earlier , he was a head of rat. Now , he is a tail of lion. Waymbe lost a future P.M.

    lionel Monday, 23 September 2013 12:52 AM

    Either the people of Kurunegala are idiots playing the fool with free elections, or the preferences are manipulated.

    VoiceOfLanka Monday, 23 September 2013 02:19 AM

    The UNP supporters who voted for Dayasiri (who, without shame nor consultation, mortgaged their loyalty and trust) need either brain scans or one way trips to Angoda,

    appuhamy Monday, 23 September 2013 12:22 AM

    best wishes for a legal eagle and a genius.

    appuhamy Monday, 23 September 2013 12:18 AM

    Best wishes for a educationist and a genius.

    mahinda Monday, 23 September 2013 12:09 AM

    Good luck dayasiri!!!

    dilip Sunday, 22 September 2013 10:43 PM

    What a performance.Looks like he will become the leader very soon after M.R

    Nuwan J Sunday, 22 September 2013 09:53 PM

    Congratulations Mr Dayasiri, People's Man, People's Chief Minister

    salinda de silva Sunday, 22 September 2013 08:16 PM

    very good now you can work hard for the people
    i wish you all the very best
    salinda

    Bumblebee Sunday, 22 September 2013 07:01 PM

    Another painful punch for RW and his stooges. Will this be the knockout punch?

    aqh Monday, 23 September 2013 03:48 AM

    what ever said and done what ever we call him balty man or other names this is great achievement and we must thank our UNP leaders for helping the gov. for willing the north central council election. because if not for Jayasiri i sure the gov. would have not done so well.

    Bumblebee Monday, 23 September 2013 04:35 AM

    Didi the jokers in the UNP say that Dayasiri"s political carrier is finished when he crossed over. Specially the big mouth young fellow. I wonder what he has to say now.

    Yehiya Monday, 23 September 2013 04:31 AM

    Very capable man in vein loss.UNP working committee & Ranil need to think revolutionary.

    Cheran Monday, 23 September 2013 04:30 AM

    Instead opp. MP should realize to oust him.

    Bush1 Monday, 23 September 2013 04:26 AM

    I thinK Dayasiri is singing his best lines today.. Congratz to U!
    'But Johan..!' after throwing such a lot of money on your buddies, U could have... bt still OK! keep it up!

    saman Monday, 23 September 2013 04:23 AM

    Wayamba lost future PM - PM in 2060?

    sarath Monday, 23 September 2013 04:15 AM

    dear Lionel both your predictions are idiotic and you should not insult the people of this country

    Buddhika Hathwaick Monday, 23 September 2013 12:00 AM

    Also he has proves that Ranil is the biggest joker . There is nobody to chase Ranil from UNP.

    The God Father Monday, 23 September 2013 03:55 AM

    I think he has proved that he isnt a joker.

    sam Monday, 23 September 2013 12:00 AM

    congratz. weldone via DM Android App

    Shah Monday, 23 September 2013 03:40 AM

    Congrats to the Star,you have all the qualifications to fit into the Prime ministerial post,well done.

    Roshan Monday, 23 September 2013 03:12 AM

    What happened to Samal ? Another loyalist of Ranil.

    meranchi Monday, 23 September 2013 03:11 AM

    congratulation i think you will keep same sprite as usual with the people and better job.........i

    Bumblebee Monday, 23 September 2013 02:53 AM

    You cannot fool everybody all the time, not true. You can fool the Sinhalese all the every time , all the time. Oops!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 23 September 2013 02:50 AM

    Well done, the you are the right person who can prove yourself. You are rewarded for that no doubt. Ranil Mama pow....

    Cobra Monday, 23 September 2013 02:23 AM

    So the bribe money spent was really worth it, eh?

    Cobra Monday, 23 September 2013 02:19 AM

    And he warned of computer jilmart!!!


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