Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Ruling party victorious at provincial polls in Sri Lanka while main opposition party dominates Colombo area
Sun, Mar 30, 2014, 12:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has managed to secure the majority of votes in all the Colombo area polling divisions while the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed the overall victory at both the Western and Southern Provincial Council polls.

The UNP has won the Colombo North, Colombo Central, Borella and Colombo West polling divisions while the UPFA has secured the suburbs of Colombo district of the Western Province, namely, Dehiwala, Ratmalana, Kolonnawa, Kotte, Kaduwela, Avissawella, Homagama, Maharagama, Kesbewa and Moratuwa polling divisions. Results for the Colombo East are yet to be released.

In Colombo District, ruling party gained 18 seats with 45.33% of the votes and UNP secured 12 seats with 29.21% of votes. Marxist JVP gained 3 seats with 7.62% of votes while Democratic Party gained 7.32% of the votes and 3seats. Democratic People's Front gained two seats with 4.52% of votes and Muslim parties Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and All Ceylon Makkal Congress gained one seat each.

In the other two districts of the Western Province the ruling party has emerged victorious in all polling divisions.

The UPFA has secured 23 seats in Gampaha District while UNP has gained 10. Sarath Fonseka led Democratic Party won 4 seats while Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) secured 2 seats and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress won one.

Overall, in Gampaha District the UPFA gained 57.98% of the votes and UNP 24.80%.

In Kalutara District, ruling party gained 13 seats with 58.91% of the votes and UNP secured 6 seats with 25.26% of votes. Democratic Party gained 7.62% of the votes and 2 seats while the JVP came in fourth with 4.42% of votes and one seat.

In Southern Province, the ruling party was victorious in all three districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota.

In Galle District, the UPFA obtained 57.58% of the votes and 13 seats, while UNP received 26.34% of votes and 6 seats. The Democratic Party gained two seats with 8.92% of the votes and the JVP secured one seat with 5.99% of the votes.

The ruling UPFA received 59.19% of votes in Matara District and gained 10 seats while the UNP with 24.66% votes gained 4 seats. The JVP secured two seats with 10.03% votes while the Democratic Party gained one seat with 5.25% votes.

In the President Mahinda Rajapaksa's home district of Hambantota, the ruling party gained 57.42% of votes and 8 seats while the UNP secured 26.34% votes and 4 seats. The JVP gained 12.93% votes and two seats.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President's adviser briefs UN HR High Commissioner on new government's policies
-- [1 hour and 18 minutes ago]
UN Secretary General hopes Sri Lanka will work with the UN on war probe
-- [1 hour and 31 minutes ago]
Public sector salaries not increased and private sector workers ignored by the Sri Lankan government - trade union leader
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to audit and investigate into non-strategic investments in Seychelles
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party says short or long term economic strategies not included in interim budget
-- [2 hours ago]
Opposition legislators of Sri Lanka seek debate on the controversy over Chief Justice, PM to respond today
-- [2 hours ago]
Colombo Stock Exchange to educate Sri Lankan pensioners on sustainable financial planning
Law expert says U.S. can try Sri Lanka's ex-Defense Secretary if no domestic probe on him
European Commission offers Sri Lanka assistance in meeting regulatory requirements to lift EU fishing ban
Sri Lankan government to merge SriLankan and Mihin to cut losses, increase productivity

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.