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Sri Lanka L Authorities for which Elections not held on March17

Mar 18, 2011 9:13:50 PM - news.lk

Sri Lanka: The ruling UPFA headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa emerged victorious at Thursday’s LG polls winning 205 of the 234 local government authorities.The ruling coalition polled 3,338,401 votes (55.65%), while the ITAK, aka TNA, obtained 70,171 votes (1.17%) to secure 12 LG bodies.

The main opposition UNP which had 31 Local Bodies under its control in 2006, was pushed back to third place as it won only nine local authorities in spite of a major propaganda campaign spearheaded by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and  separately by Sajith Premadasa, MP who is vying for the party leadership openly.