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* Sri Lanka 2015 parliamentary elections: Final Results
Tue, Aug 18, 2015, 06:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe's United National Party (UNP) emerged as the winner at the parliamentary elections held Monday to elect a new parliament.

The United National Party claimed victory receiving 5,098,927 votes, 45.66 percent of the votes and 93 seats in the 225- member parliament.

The main opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) which backed the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to regain power as the Prime Minister received 4,732,669 or 42.38 percent of votes and 83 seats.

Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK), the major constituent in the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) claimed victory in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province receiving 515,963 or 4.62 percent of votes and 14 seats.

Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna received 4.87 percent of the vote amounting to 543,944 and gained 4 seats.

Eelam People's Democratic Party and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress each received one seat.

Party Number of Votes Percent Seats
United National Party 5,098,927 45.66% 93
United People's Freedom Alliance 4,732,669 42.38% 83
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi 515,963 4.62% 14
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 543,944 4.87% 4
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 44,193 0.40% 1
Eelam People's Democratic Party 33,481 0.30% 1


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