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* Preferential votes counting in Sri Lanka election nearing completion
Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 12:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: Having completed releasing the results of electoral votes, the Election Department has begun to release the preferential votes now. Following are results for some of the 22 districts.

Preferential votes- Hambantota District
 sajith premadasa           112,645
 Dilip Vedarachchi            61,391
 Namal Rajapaksa             127,201
 Mahinda Amaraweera           84,716
 Chamal Rajapaksa             80,621 
 D.V. Chanaka                 51,939 

Preferential votes- Kegalla District
  Kabir Hashim              190,030
  Ajith Perera               53,210  
  Thusitha Wijemanna         50,893 
  Champika Premadasa a       50,695
  Sandith Samarasinghe       49,442
 Kanaka Herath               95,897 
 Tharaka Balasuriya          73,404 
 Dushshantha Mithrapala      64,836  
 Ranjith Siyambalapitiya     62,098 

Preferential votes- Kurunegala District
 Akila Viraj Kariyawasam    286,165
 J.C. Alawathugoda          106,061 
 Gamini Jayawickrama Perera  83,346
 Nalin Bandara               80,063
 S.B. Navinna                76,714 
 Ashok Abeysinghe            73,184
 Thushara Indunil            64,339
 Mahinda Rajapaksa           423,529
 Dayasiri Jayasekara         133,832
 T.B. Ekanayake               82,789 
 Anura Priyadarshana Yapa     77,057 
 Johnston Fernando            76,714
 Salinda Dissanayake          54,318 
 Indika Bandaranaike          46,356  
 Tharanath Basnayake          43,020


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