By Jamila Najmuddin
Sri Lanka’s master batsman Sanath Jayasuriya (UPFA) has secured the most number of preferential votes from the Matara District by obtaining more than 71,000 votes while Buddhika Pathirana has topped the preferential list from the UNP with just over 50,000 votes.
Meanwhile Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (UPFA) has secured the second highest number of preferential votes from the district by obtaining more than 69,000 votes while former Media and Information Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena has obtained the third highest preferential votes by obtaining over 66,000 votes.
Chandrasiri Gajadeera has secured the fourth place by obtaining more than 48,000 votes, Hema Gunasekara the fifth place with over 46,000 votes and Vijaya Dahanayaka placed sixth with over 42,000 votes.
Meanwhile UNP's Bhuddika Pathirana has been placed first from the UNP by obtaining over 50,000 votes.
The UPFA has secured 6 seats while the UNP has secured 2 seats in the Matara District, government sources said.