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A resounding victory for the ruling party at the mini polls

Mar 18, 2011 4:03:46 AM - itnnews.lk

The rural folk has decided to entrust the administration of the village too to the United People’s Freedom Alliance. The Freedom Alliance secured a resounding victory at the mini polls.

The Freedom Alliance has secured the powere of 205 Local bodies, including Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas. The Alliance polled more than 55 percent of the votes in the polls conducted yesterday for 234 Local Councils. The Ilangai Thamil Arasu Kachchi was placed second winning the power of 12 Local Authorities. The UNP managed to secure power of only nine Local Councils. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna did not win a single Local body. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress secured power of four Local Councils while the National Congress won two. The Upcountry People’s Front and an Independent Group secured the power of a Local body each.