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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Mahinda romps home leaving UNP and JVP far behind.

[b]Mahinda romps home leaving UNP and JVP far behind. [/b]

[b]Colombo, 01 April, ([/b] The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by President Mahinda Rajapakse swept the polls held on Thursday. Out of the 266 local bodies UPFA won 222. Its main rival the United National Party which held most of the local councils during the last four was left with only 32 local bodies.

The JVP which was hoping to show its electoral strength by going it alone failed to capture the grassroot local bodies. It won only Tissmarama Pradhesiya Sabha.

Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) LTTE’s proxy party, won in the Thirukkovil and Alaiadivembu Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Ampara district. Furthermore ITAK won Karaithivu in Amparai district with 4 seats. The Party also won both the Trincomalee Urban Council with 10 seats and Trincomalee Town and Gravets.

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