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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 113

Last leg of Sri Lankan local government polls concluded : UPFA wins 5, UNP 4, SLMC 4 local government bodies

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Colombo, 22 May, ( The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance won five local government bodies while the main opposition United National Party won four local government institutions including Gampaha Municipal Council, Gampola Urban Council, Kobeigane and Patha-hewa-heta Pradeshiya Sabhas, as the polling for the last leg of the Sri Lankan local government elections concluded on Saturday.

Official results have now been issued for the 20 local government institutions contested in the Saturday’s poll.

The UNP proxy Independent Group III won the Colombo Municipal Council in the country’s capital where the UNP nomination list was rejected.

UNP proxy Independent Group III contesting under the symbol of eyeglasses obtained the majority in the Colombo Municipal Council election obtaining 23 seats polling 82,580 votes, election office announced.

In the meantime United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) obtained 14 seats (57,158 votes), Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 4 seats (17,480 votes), and the Western Peoples Front obtained 4 seats (16068 votes), Independent Group 4 seats (17480 votes), Peoples Liberation Front (JVP) 2 (6145 votes), Democratic Unity Alliance 2 (8106 votes), Up-country Peoples Front 2 (7717 votes) , Independence Group-2, 1 (3931 votes) and Jathika Hela Urumiya 1 (3281 votes).

The ruling party alliance won Balangoda, Wattegama, Coralapattu West, Seethawaka and Galle which were generally considered UNP bastion.

The UNP won Gampaha, itself a power base of Bandaranaike’s, the founders of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, which is the main constituent party of the ruling alliance along with Gampola, Kobeigane and Pathahewaheta electorates.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, country’s leading Muslim party thrived in its traditional power base in the East, securing Kalmunai, Pottuvil, Addalachchenai and Ninthavur local government bodies.

Kaththankudi and Eravur Urban Pradeshiya Sabha have won by Independent Group.

LTTE proxy, Tamil National Alliance contesting under Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi won Nareethanveli local government body.

- Asian Tribune -

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