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* People's vote called for the need for a regime change in Sri Lanka - UNP
Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 01:06 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says that the people through their votes at the provincial council elections have reflected the need for a change in the regime.

UNP Leadership Council member, parliamentarian Kabir Hashim told a news conference that while the party has called on the people to give a green light for a regime change, they have gone beyond the request and given a red light to the government.

He has explained that going by External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris' theory, the opposition has received 75% of the people's vote since 40% of the people have cast their vote and 35% have refrained from casting their votes at the elections.

"One could say that 75% of the voters in the Western and Southern provinces have rejected the government if the theory of External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris is applied," Hashim has said.

The UNP won the majority of votes in the polling divisions of capital Colombo where minority Tamils and Muslims live while the ruling party dominated in the suburbs of the Colombo district.

Overall, the ruling party gained the majority of votes in both provinces.

The UNP MP has added that the party was willing to work as a joint opposition to topple the government and is prepared to commence discussions with opposition political parties on the matter.

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