President Mahinda Rajapaksa led UPFA secured an overwhelming mandate at yesterday’s Local Government Election-2011, obtaining power of 205 local bodies from 234 in which elections were held.
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) has won twelve Councils, including Mannar Urban Council, Pradeshiya Sabha, Vavauniya PS, Manathai East PS, Trincomalee UC and Naveenthanveli PS.
The UNP has obtained the power of only nine councils, including Kuliyapitiya UC, Gampola UC, Bandarawela MC, Kadugannawa UC and Kalutara UC. Several Local Authorities in the Gampaha district, including Wattala Mabola UC, Wattala PS and Peliyagoda UC which were previously ruled by the UNP have been won by the ruling UPFA.
The SLMC has taken the power of four bodies, while two councils have been obtained by the National Congress. (Daily Mirror online)
Well Done Mr President. Now the people have given you the power to unite the county. Please take all oppositions on board to solve the ethnic problem from the root.
malkanthi Friday, 18 March 2011 06:24 AM
It will be interesting to note number of rejected votes and how many stayed from casting their votes to decide who really won!!!
Anu Friday, 18 March 2011 06:34 AM
Congrulations Mr, President.
NW Friday, 18 March 2011 06:40 AM
reasons for the election defeat ( from an UNP's view point)
1. Earthquake in japan 2. Cricket world cup 3. Lybia crisis 4. Attack on Paba 5. floods in north & east 6. Rajapaksa brothers 7. radiation leak in japan 8. Wickileaks
Gotukola Friday, 18 March 2011 06:40 AM
Missed on the favorite reason, people do not want to vote.
citizen1 Friday, 18 March 2011 02:24 PM
Why, remember they are all 'traitors' if disagreeable to the current regime?!
citizen1 Friday, 18 March 2011 02:41 PM
Yes you are right, we need all the luck we can get because we are looking at a very dark and grim future!
citizen1 Friday, 18 March 2011 02:43 PM
You can skip the pol. Just piduru.
rodney Friday, 18 March 2011 07:02 AM
Dear Mr. Ranil,
Please learn how to win people's heart.
we all know that UPFA not 100% accurate. but our main objective is to see Sri Lanka become a great prosperous country. Sri Lanka should be ruled in Sri Lankan way. NOT for the way suggested by Robert Blake. if you want to became a future leader in Sri Lanka you should understand that.
WE SHOULD TAKE SRI LANKA TO PROSPERITY. BUT SAME TIME "UDFA" SHOULD RECTIFY THEIR WEAKNESSES AND ERRORS BY THEMSELF.
khan Friday, 18 March 2011 07:02 AM
WELL DONE NW.I AM SURE RANIL HAVE A THIS KIND REASON FOR THE DEFEAT
Dinesh Friday, 18 March 2011 07:04 AM
@ Upul - The victory doent mean that MR contested the election .....it is failure of oposition
ATTANA-YAKA Friday, 18 March 2011 07:05 AM
AND.. NO TRUST FROM PUBLIC...
IND Friday, 18 March 2011 06:57 AM
UNP only going down !!
NALAKA Friday, 18 March 2011 02:58 PM
UNFORTUNATELY WE DIDN'T LEARN THE LEASSON. WE HAVE CREATED ANOTHER Gaddafi
IND Friday, 18 March 2011 06:57 AM
yes, yes !! Good points to Tissa.
Karthik Friday, 18 March 2011 07:10 AM
Less than 50% voters turnaround.. . That means more than 50% have lose faith in election system.
Just Justin Friday, 18 March 2011 07:13 AM
..disciplined ruler who goes hand in hand with MARAWIN!!!!!?
Just Justin Friday, 18 March 2011 07:32 AM
Rough Justice & Gadafi... Mubarak.... missing.
das Friday, 18 March 2011 07:33 AM
Do u really understand politics?
Heamu Friday, 18 March 2011 02:43 AM
Hi Ranil, Please learn that SrLankans love their country. They do not like people who betray their country in the international community. I think some one should send you on a scholarship for about 20 years to study political science. .
UK Buwa Friday, 18 March 2011 04:04 PM
UPFA dinnath dinnum !!!! Paradunath Dinnum !!!!! People fed up voting because they know that the government can manipulate the final results. Other thing is we don't have a strong opposition.
Senior CitizenSenior Friday, 18 March 2011 02:53 AM
Obvious with EC IGP State Media on one side. Like a cricket match with home umpires, home crowd and frightened opponents with no hope of justice and fairplay.
Theekshana Kariyawas Friday, 18 March 2011 02:47 AM
We expected this kind of result.
Gayan Friday, 18 March 2011 02:58 AM
Most people knew this result except for a few UNP/JVP daydreamers..
robinson Friday, 18 March 2011 07:40 AM
' This time' ,that mean last time was it wrong?
Upul Friday, 18 March 2011 02:59 AM
Way to go MR. You are the man behind this remarkable win. Again majority (true) sri lankans have shown the world that they back current regime.
jayasiri Friday, 18 March 2011 07:43 AM
The UNP lost due to some unpers opting to always back the Western Interests regardless of what the consequences are.
They are still paying for what they said during the war: Thoppigala is a jungle, Alimankada and Pamankada, protesting against war and supporting LTTE with weapons and electronic equippments through wrong negotiations.
However, this government is now going corrupt in large scale.
Matalan Friday, 18 March 2011 03:22 AM
Sure. No regime change here until Namal Rajapakshe's grand-daughter. Way to go! Save Money = Abolish Elections!!
Rajapaksha Friday, 18 March 2011 07:44 AM
Just wondering what happened to UNP voters in Hambantota?
Adaraya Soya Friday, 18 March 2011 03:16 AM
Good job sri lankans. we were expecting this result. Mr. MR, Now its your duty to improve standard of living of these people.
Ruwan, Canada Friday, 18 March 2011 03:30 AM
Congratulations mother Lanka !!!! LTTE ,JVP and UNP were slapped by the patrotic Sri Lankans.
Man B Friday, 18 March 2011 07:53 AM
i hope in future ITAK will be the opposition party.
DHA Friday, 18 March 2011 03:37 AM
UNP should seriously consider changing strategy.....
Godaya Friday, 18 March 2011 03:46 AM
So the UPFA has won again. Good Luck.
Protest 1st Friday, 18 March 2011 08:04 AM
Now T. Aththanayaka will tel this is not a Election and Somawansha will tel about the computer Jillmart..
Man Friday, 18 March 2011 03:50 AM
Time appropriate for Ranil to step down. Let's opposition needs to do the hard work of rebuilding. Specially UNP should see a immedite change in leadershipso that UNP can be a strong contender in about 10 years time......
Sara-Ediri Friday, 18 March 2011 03:42 AM
Now JVP has only one thing to do.
rohitha Friday, 18 March 2011 08:26 AM
well said Rodney
Ha-Ha Friday, 18 March 2011 03:51 AM
hooooo ... LTTE, JVP, UNP all gone... Hats off to UPFA, now country can work as a one unit.
mahen Friday, 18 March 2011 04:07 AM
god bless,poor people,gas,vegitabals,food items prize to go up.
JJK Friday, 18 March 2011 04:08 AM
i dont know why he still in politics destoy the country now the party
vimansa Friday, 18 March 2011 04:09 AM
Yes. Keep changing the strategy and UPFA will keep winning.
Wara Friday, 18 March 2011 04:19 AM
What's wrong this time ?? No computer gilmart !! Pls. accept the defeat and learn from the past to face the future. Till the result will be same.
Wara Friday, 18 March 2011 04:20 AM
That is people's choice !
Top Sri Lankan Friday, 18 March 2011 04:22 AM
Some people will only realize how deep they have fallen when they eat manioc and pol sambol , jayawewa.
Sarath Friday, 18 March 2011 04:29 AM
Gampaha Friday, 18 March 2011 04:29 AM
75% - 80% voter turnout ???? We did not see people but the votes are there. Can EC explain ?
Sarath Friday, 18 March 2011 04:31 AM
I am looking for the feedback of Mr. Thissa Attanayake.
Lankawick Friday, 18 March 2011 04:25 AM
UPFA...Congratulations... We voted for President MR.... because now....Kids can go to school.. Adults can go to work / shop... come home safely.... We can walk any street in Sri Lanka without fear of Terrorism......
This is security... THIS IS HUMAN RIGHTS !!!
Ari Friday, 18 March 2011 04:27 AM
All what I know is Manioc with pol sambol is a delicious meal!
hou junta Friday, 18 March 2011 04:38 AM
this is a strong message to the leader of UNP to step down immediately. And very clear mendate to MR to do anything whatever he wants to do.
TMA Friday, 18 March 2011 04:36 AM
What a hypocritic thought. So every1 who didn't vote 4 UPFA hate their country?
Chaminda Friday, 18 March 2011 04:47 AM
This is genuine result.People always support MR. Good lesson for crazy UNP and JVP ers.
Lalith Friday, 18 March 2011 09:46 AM
Well played...Go Mahinda go...go Mahinda go...
RUKA Friday, 18 March 2011 04:59 AM
BADUTH HORUNGE,NADUTH HORUNGE, MACOTH HORUNGE! IF YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THIS , THERE WILL BE NO NEW GOVERNMENT FOR ANOTHER 35 YEARS TILL NAMAL..R'S GRANDDAUGHTER IS BORN!
Ranjith Friday, 18 March 2011 05:03 AM
Provided pol is affordable.
Calistus Jayathilaka Friday, 18 March 2011 05:04 AM
We realised now. UNP is unpatriotic and always with anti sihalese, anti buddist front.
Calistus & Banana Republic
Ranil W Friday, 18 March 2011 09:57 AM
This is Ranil. Please remember I cunningly delegated responsibility for this election to the aspiring leaders and played little or no part in it. In fact most of the time I was overseas.
Voter Friday, 18 March 2011 05:07 AM
Anything goes up has to come down, it is just a matter of time.
rosh Friday, 18 March 2011 05:06 AM
Nothing new. Just like watching Muppet Show.
rosh Friday, 18 March 2011 05:08 AM
Excellent knock for the big headed, atitude prone, ego mongral JVPs. Thats the best outcome. They must know that JVP is not the alternative nay more, and nobody beleives what they say.
ali Friday, 18 March 2011 10:09 AM
Don't forget, unp has improved thier votes while comparing with parliament elections.
Imtias Friday, 18 March 2011 05:00 AM
Mr Prime Minister, you lied in the parliment and your voters in Gampola turned their back to you. How long you should stay in the seat of PM ??
Ekanayake Friday, 18 March 2011 05:00 AM
All political parties should realize that the days of hoodwinking the masses are gone and all concerned should analyze the voter turn over.
General Public is sick of elections and its a waste of public funds. All those who contest for elections have their own agenda and not the serving of people and the country.
What we need at this juncture is a disciplined ruler who put country first and nothing else.
Ari Friday, 18 March 2011 05:10 AM
The UNP and JVP bigwigs have undoubtedly been thrown into a state of utter confusion by this voters' verdict. When they recover from the condition and become sober, hope it will dawn on them that the period when the ordinary voter in Sri Lanka can be taken for a ride by sensational slogans and rhetoric is long past.
Jalthara Election Friday, 18 March 2011 05:14 AM
This is a jalathara election. everbody knows that in polling centres what happened? Didnt you all read news....always peoples rights not there in this country...thats the truth...let us suffer from everyway for years....Jayaway wa.............
Naseer Friday, 18 March 2011 05:16 AM
ballapallah....tawa tika dawaskin .....Sambollawat umbalata kanda hambuway na ney.....duk path janatawagy badata ayamat gahuwa...........First I would say .... RW should step down from the party and sajith be in place
maheshi Friday, 18 March 2011 10:49 AM
Truth will prevail sooner or later. Most probably later.....!. On that day all will regret for their SINS.
Srith Friday, 18 March 2011 10:51 AM
Weakness of opposition strength of success
ajith Friday, 18 March 2011 10:48 AM
Tsunami for UNP and JVP. Real catastrophe!!!!!!
Heamu Friday, 18 March 2011 11:02 AM
may be in 50 years time
Ranjith Friday, 18 March 2011 05:31 AM
Again predecided result
MK Friday, 18 March 2011 11:10 AM
Its a pity to the state the UNP has fallen in to. Never in History have they come to the third place. This time, ITAK has won LG bodies than the UNP this time.
god Saturday, 19 March 2011 03:12 AM
you missed jobless Robert o blake malli's periodic commenting on Sri Lanka...
gajaman Friday, 18 March 2011 05:38 AM
rigging never stops........ n til ranil is da leader of da UNP MR wil b in power n wil surely continue screwing up dis beautiful country RIP SL
Kan Friday, 18 March 2011 05:39 AM
Weak opposition, the only reason. Even they rig elections and win, no one can do any thing.Wake up- UNP.
Zanga Zanga Friday, 18 March 2011 05:37 AM
NOw government will increase all eatable items, showing to the world that people elected and they dont mind about the cost of living or anything? Is it a genuine? and true one?
ASBESTUS Friday, 18 March 2011 05:48 AM
What ..? Is this u C.J.? ..I cant believe..... what happened to you ?...
Upul Friday, 18 March 2011 05:49 AM
pasha Friday, 18 March 2011 05:49 AM
They said only 50 -55 % vote polled but how this end up with 75%
aLIYa Friday, 18 March 2011 05:50 AM
Prof Ravi Kulatunga Friday, 18 March 2011 05:51 AM
Congrats Mr. President! It is high time for RW to be lodged in a retirement home.
Neville Friday, 18 March 2011 11:47 AM
Nearly fifty percent has not voted. Who are they and why they have not voted. Anyway cost of living will go up very soon.
Rata Wesiya Friday, 18 March 2011 05:52 AM
Overall performance of the UNP is good. They have improved from the last election. Genarally the results have an impact towards the ruling party specially in a local govt election. Even after lot of people who deserted the party for money and perks. Well done UNP can go forward with Sajith's leadership and send this corrupt govt home.
Professor Wickramati Friday, 18 March 2011 11:53 AM
Its NOT that UPFA is strong, but UNP is VERY weak. That selfish leader must vanish AT LEAST now
sujeewa Friday, 18 March 2011 12:24 PM
yes of cause
DHA Friday, 18 March 2011 06:07 AM
As long as Ranil remain this will be the result in any election.....
nafa Friday, 18 March 2011 06:10 AM
Well done Mr.Ranil keep it up dont quit.
Yehiya-Doha Friday, 18 March 2011 12:38 PM
Leadership is 25%, who lost the seat more than 20&% majority must change the organizer. All the losses not direct to leadership.
I Hussein Friday, 18 March 2011 06:11 AM
Well, so the majority still like the UPFA. If thats the fate let it be, you cant change it. MR is still popular.
khan Friday, 18 March 2011 06:14 AM
ranil should be resin from the UNP.he is not a leader. he is talking like stupid
sithara Friday, 18 March 2011 06:15 AM
of coz,this is the way hosni mubarak went ....follow that way
Rajan Friday, 18 March 2011 06:17 AM
Congratulations UPFA and MR...! Keep up the good work...!
Ranjith Friday, 18 March 2011 06:14 AM
Identity theft - supporters too follow the leaders
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