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::

* Sri Lanka's Marxist party records increase in votes in the South and West, gets 11 seats
Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 01:27 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has recorded an increase in its votes in the Western and Southern Provinces in comparison to the last election for the two Councils in 2009.

The party has increased its three seats in the Western Provincial Council to six seats and won a total of 11 seats in the Western and Southern Provincial Councils.

The party suffered setbacks for several years until yesterday's polls.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a news conference today that the election results had dismantled the President's power map planned for the next six years.

He explained that the election results in the Hambantota District has clearly reflected the downfall of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, since the UPFA vote percentage in the district dropped from 67% to 57% when compared with the previous provincial elections held in 2009.

He added that the Hambantota district is considered the power base of the President and his family.

"Our voter base of 72,379 in the Southern Province at the 2009 election has been raised to 109,032 at this election. The vote ratio has risen to 9% and the number of seats has increased from 3 to 5. Hambantota District has one seat more than in 2009 and the vote ratio has increased to 13%. We have been able to get this vote ratio in the stronghold of the President and his family," Dissanayake said.

According to Dissanayake, the JVP's new policy decisions and the decision to change the party leadership were reasons for its victory at the PC polls.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan government confirms three new diplomatic posts
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to investigate failures of Bribery Commission
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government allocates additional Rs. 345 million to reconstruct damaged temples in Nepal
-- [5 hours ago]
Police arrest six for abducting UNF candidate's supporters
-- [5 hours ago]
Another deputy minister resigns from Sri Lankan government
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President seeks international help to eradicate kidney disease
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka pavilion to showcase the best of Sri Lankan Tea at 3rd Edition of World Tea and Coffee Expo
A UPFA government will restart all the suspended projects within a week - Susil Premajayantha
Former Indian President's ideas will influence Sri Lanka's development initiatives - PM
Government is bound to ensure every citizen's rights, Sri Lankan President tells northerners

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.