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The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance secured power of the majority of Local Councils at the elections held yesterday. However the UNP bastion of Colombo was secure with the UNP winning the CMC by a margin of over 24,000 votes. Despite that victory the UNP were in shambles losing the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal council which is also considered a UNP stronghold by 8000 votes. The UPFA also secured the Kandy Municipal Council for the first time in 52 years by a thin margin of 3000 votes.

The UPFA won all other major Councils which included the Galle, Matara, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Matale, Nuwara Eliya  Ratnapura, Gampaha, Negombo and Hambantota Councils, with differing margins.

The SLMC won the Kalmunai Municipal Council.

The UPFA have secured 245 seats, the UNP won 131 seats, the JVP 5 seats the SLMC 11 seats and other parties won 28 seats. (HF)
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  • Louisa Sunday, 09 October 2011 05:54 AM

    Dont worry about what these overseas couch potatoes have to say - THE MASSES OF SRI LANKA HAVE SPOKEN. Well done UPFA. Jayawewa.

    lucky peiris Monday, 10 October 2011 12:13 PM

    you fools think that rural people fools like you

    saman Sunday, 09 October 2011 07:20 AM

    At the end what matters was Colombo ! that too over 20 thousand !!!

    Abdul Sunday, 09 October 2011 07:04 AM

    Colombo people it seems see much green because of lot of buildings, so they are sentimentally attached to Greens, doesn't matter who asks, UNP wins, but gap is getting ever so closer

    llion7 Sunday, 09 October 2011 07:24 AM

    U.N.P will be nowhere soon

    llion7 Sunday, 09 October 2011 07:26 AM

    Time to give up U.N.P and Ranil.

    llion7 Sunday, 09 October 2011 07:38 AM

    Time to giveup u.n.p.

    wijebahu Sunday, 09 October 2011 07:37 AM

    This shows people live in other areas can be deceived by giving lolies.

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Sunday, 09 October 2011 07:28 AM

    Hope Musammil will not silly but help carry on with the beautification and organisation of Colombo.

    kenny_fdo Sunday, 09 October 2011 02:19 AM

    So it seems like you still can't fool the people in colombo. way to go.

    devaka Monday, 10 October 2011 05:27 AM

    Colombo is only win for the UNP who have been totally annihilated everywhere else in the country

    Dee Sunday, 09 October 2011 02:07 AM

    There goes my "Apartment for everybody"

    Berty Sunday, 09 October 2011 02:47 AM

    A strong, popular candidate from SLFP would have tilted the scale in favour of SLFP.

    xlntgson Sunday, 09 October 2011 09:24 AM

    The independents may change the course sooner or later.

    waz Sunday, 09 October 2011 03:10 AM

    yea I agree...people in Colombo are too bright!

    kumar Sunday, 09 October 2011 09:29 AM

    dosnt matter who wins colombo,Gota will do what is correct for Sri Lanka as he did with the LTTE

    Sanjaya Sunday, 09 October 2011 09:48 AM

    UPFA needed a better Mayoral candidate

    J.R.Jayawardana Sunday, 09 October 2011 04:06 AM

    Doesn't matter UPFA having the bigger mandate to do what needed to do to colombo.

    kap Sunday, 09 October 2011 10:46 AM

    atleast ranil won his seat. Other people who claim to be the future leaders couldn't even save their seat.

    YURI Sunday, 09 October 2011 05:45 AM

    Colombo where people thinking


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