The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa registered a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections on Wednesday as it secured of 6,853,690 votes (59.09%).
The SLPP has secured 128 out of the total 225 seats in Sri Lankan Parliament. The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) led by former Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has obtained the second highest number of votes in the poll with 2,771,980 votes (23.90%) and won 47 parliamentary seats.
Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) led by Anura Kumara Dissanayake secured two seats with 445,954 votes (3.84%).
Party Votes Percentage seats National seats total
SLPP 6,853,690 59.09% 128 17 145
SJB 2,771,980 23.90% 47 07 54
JJB 445,954 3.84% 02 01 03
ITAK 327,168 2.82% 09 01 10
AITC 67,766 0.58% 01 00 01
EPDP 61,464 0.53% 02 00 01
TMVP 67,692 0.58% 01 00 01
UNP 249,435 2.15% 00 01 01
Ranjith Friday, 07 August 2020 07:39 AM
The final result is out two major parties will contest future elections one against the other SLPP and SJB , now UNP members in pradeshiya saba and provincial councils can join SJB without any fear deal politics has come to an end.
sambo Friday, 07 August 2020 07:49 AM
The government should thank the people for the miserable decision they have made.
IK Friday, 07 August 2020 07:54 AM
raj Friday, 07 August 2020 08:17 AM
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 07 August 2020 09:03 AM
Since independence, this country has voted on ethnic policies instead of countries policies. This election continues that trend. It is the people who make a country and not leaders.
DGee Friday, 07 August 2020 09:12 AM
SJB is about 6 month old party and done well even when UNP attacked them by chasing them from party during last week. President got 6.9 Mn votes in Nov and now party gets 6.8 Mn with no new gain. SLPP contested last provincial elections and did exceptionally well. Congratulations SLPP.
Ravi Friday, 07 August 2020 09:35 AM
How did they win so bad?
Anoosh Friday, 07 August 2020 10:27 AM
Every action has a reaction. Congratulations to SLPP.
RAJ Friday, 07 August 2020 10:37 AM
Mr.Sumanthiran will split TNA by leaving TNA along with some other members and join with the government. He will be appointed as the foreign minister to defend the government at many front. It will be a big blow to the Tamils nationalist parties inside and outside the Sri Lanka
Rosa Bauer, Germany Friday, 07 August 2020 11:18 AM
Sri Lanka has digged her own grave. No tourist wants to visit a military dictatorship.
Jude Friday, 07 August 2020 11:42 AM
What it means!!! People of Sri Lanka LOST !! Yeah!!
Jude Friday, 07 August 2020 11:44 AM
Hey Ranil, if you're looking for a Rope, am glad to provide it to you!!
Jude Friday, 07 August 2020 11:49 AM
No party leader was humiliated like Ranil !! People totally rejected you!! In the height of popularity GOP got OVER 6 MILLION votes !!! Now tell me Ranil, HOW LOW you can sink!!??? Huh!!
vince Friday, 07 August 2020 11:57 AM
bye bye, Ranil. Hope we don't see you again, politically speaking of course.
Jude Friday, 07 August 2020 12:11 PM
God bless you people!! I think THIS time around they'll change the Country name to "Kingdom of Rajapaksa" !! Yeah! Why NOT !!??
Jude Friday, 07 August 2020 12:16 PM
There's abundance of smart people in Sri Lanka, But they've very POOR judgement in electing MP's or President of SL !!??
ANDREW Silva Friday, 07 August 2020 12:22 PM
Congratulations Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksha people have given you a massive mandate. Use it wisely to improve the lives of every Sri Lankan. Specially the poor and the suffering, then only you will be considered as a great man and a leader.
karthik Friday, 07 August 2020 01:00 PM
PM Sir Great Historical Victory. Congratulations. Ranil and Ravi good lesson for you.
Sunil Friday, 07 August 2020 01:04 PM
Thank God, the two sordid bank robbers have been sent home for good. Thank you UNP.
Lost Lankan Friday, 07 August 2020 01:17 PM
good luck for backward journey
DD Friday, 07 August 2020 01:37 PM
Did the country go forward during Yahapalana govt ? At least be open-minded for a change!
FF Friday, 07 August 2020 01:58 PM
HOW MANY OF YOU NOTICED THE ALARMING NUMBER OF REJECTED VOTES - COLOMBO DISTRICT 81K PLUS. THERE WAS AN AVERAGE OF 8K PER ELECTORATE. WHO CAN EXPLAIN THIS AND HOW TO AVOID THIS IN THE FUTURE
FF Friday, 07 August 2020 02:05 PM
RANIL MUST BLAME HIMSELF. HE ALLOWED SAJITH AT THE BEGINNING AND LATER SHOWED AS IF HE WAS NOT IN AGREEMENT OF SP. HE FOR SURE WAS MISLEAD BY PEOPLE LIKE BOND RAVI WHO CRITICISED SAJITH FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TIME
TONY R Friday, 07 August 2020 02:07 PM
THE PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN THEIR MANDATE NOT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO THE BENEFIT OF ONE FAMILY
Novote Friday, 07 August 2020 02:18 PM
Serves RW right. UNP kicked out like SLFP. RW -should never have appointed Arjun Mahendra. After bond scam He should have Caught the robbers and confiscated their property and funds and given the it to the government treasury. He should have Listened to and supported Sajith and the Rest of the breakaway group early 2019. He has no understanding of the pulse of the people and how and why they vote. He could have saved the UNP or mitigated the losses of UNP if he and SJB made up joined forces Earlier on Now face the consequences From 2010 you made an utter mess
mp Friday, 07 August 2020 02:53 PM
People have made a wise decision. There are a few people who criticize the decision. It is purely because of jealousy.
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