Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has described the ruling coalition’s win in the Parliamentary polls as the "triumph of democracy" as supporters of his party and its allies took out victory rallies across the country.
In the April 8 general elections, Rajapaksa’s UPFA bagged 117 seats, opposition UNF secured 46, Pro-LTTE TNA got 12 while detained ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka-led DNA received just five. Results of 45 of the 225 seats in Parliament, including from Trincomalee and Kandy districts, are yet to be announced.
Thanking Sri Lankan people for the victory, Rajapaksa said "this is the triumph of Democracy. It is a clear restatement of the confidence the people placed in me, the ’Mahinda Chintana’ (his vision for the country) and the UPFA."