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Jul 25, 2011 6:51:07 AM - itnnews.lk

The highest voter percentage at the Local Government elections is reported from Welikanda in the Polonnaruwa District. Not a single member from the Opposition has been elected for the Welikanda Local Council, establishing a record in the elections history

Based on the elections results, the United People’s Freedom Alliance won eight seats in the Welikanda Pradeshiya Sabha, while the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress secured one set. The total number of votes polled by the Freedom Alliance for this Local Council is 12,961.  The percentage secured is 88.22 General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Minister Maithripala Sirisena steered the polls campaign in the District.

The Weligepola Pradeshiya Sabha of the Ratnapura District secured the second highest percentage of votes for the Freedom Alliance. It was 88.14. The Third place was secured by the Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha and the fourth the Kaduwela Municipal Council, both from the Colombo District.