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UPFA wins local polls

(July 24, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The UPFA won Saturday's local polls recording victories in 45 councils followed by the TNA which captured 18 councils. The TULF won the remaining two councils of the 65 for elections were held.

The UNP and the JVP failed to win any of the councils.

In the Colombo district the UPFA recorded convincing victories by winnng the newly formed Kaduwela MC, Kesbewa-UC and the Homagama PS.

The TNA won 13 of the 16 councils in the Jaffna district with the remaining in the islands off Jaffna going to the UPFA. In the Kilinochchi district the TULF won two councils while the TNA won one. The only council for which polls were held in Mullaitivu was won by the TNA.

The TNA also won the Karativu and Thirukkovil local councils in the Ampara district in addition to winning one councils in the Trincomalee town.

Some of the early results follows;



Jaffna District:

Velvettithurai UC- TNA-(7) and UPFA (2)

Point Pedru UC- TNA (7) and UPFA (2)

Chavakachcheri UC - TNA (9) and UPFA (2)

Karainagar PS- TNA (3) , UPFA (1) and UNP (1)

Kayts PS - TNA (1) and UPFA (4)

Delft PS- TNA (1) and UPFA (8)

Velani PS - TNA (3) and UPFA (8)

Velanai West PS - TNA (3) and UPFA (8)

Velani north PS - TNA (15) and UPFA (6)

Velani South West PS - TNA (12) and UPFA (4)

Velani South - TNA (13) and UPFA (3)

Velani East - TNA (16) and UPFA (5)

Vadamarchchi South west - TNA (13) and UPFA (3)

Point Pedru PS - TNA (7) and UPFA (2)

Chavakachcheri PS - TNA (12) and UPFA (2)

Nallur PS - TNA (10) and UPFA (2)

Mullaitivu District:

Thunukkai PS - TNA (7) and UPFA (2)

Kilinochchi District

Pachchilapalai PS - TULF (6) and UPFA (3)

Karachchi PS - TNA (15) and UPFA (4)

Pooneryn PS - TULF (6) and UPFA (4)

Trincomalee District:

Seruwila PS- UPFA (7), UNP (1) and TNA (1)

Kantale PS - UPFA (8) and UNP (3)

Kuchchaveli PS - UPFA (6), TNA(2), and UNP (1)

Trinco town and gravets PS - TNA (5), UPFA (3) and UNP (1)

Ampara District:

Thirukkovil PS - TNA (7), UPFA (1) and UNP (1)

Karaitivu PS - TNA (4) and SLMC (1)

Anuradhapura District:

Nuwaragampalatha Central PS - UPFA (12) and UNP (2)

Rajangananya PS - UPFA (8) and UNP (1)

Galnewa PS -UPFA (8) and UNP (1)



Galle Distirct:

Elpitiya PS- UPFA (10) , UNP (4) and JVP(1)

Baddegama PS-UPFA (11) , UNP (3) , JVP(1), INP (1) and LSSP (1)

Akmeemana PS- UPFA (10) , UNP (3) and JVP(1)

Gampaha District:

Minuwangoda UC - UPFA (8) and UNP (3)

Attanagalla PS- UPFA (17) , UNP (5) and JVP(1)

Kalutara District:

Agalawatta PS - UPFA (9) , UNP (2) and JVP(1)


Colombo Distirct:

Kaduwela MC - UPFA (20) , UNP (7) and JVP(1)

Kesbewa UC- UPFA (10), UNP (6) and JVP (1)

Homagama PS - UPFA (19), UNP (3) and JVP (1)

Kandy District:

Harispattuwa PS: UPFA (11), UNP (6), Independent group (1) and JVP (1)

Yatinuwara PS- UPFA (15), UNP (6) and SLMC (1)

Akurana PS UPFA (07), UNP (04) and SLMC (3)

Kegalle District

Kegalle UC- UPFA (8) and UNP (3)

Warakapola PS- UPFA (16), UNP (5) and JVP (1)

Ruwanwella PS- UPFA (11) and UNP (4)

Kurunegala District:

Giribawa PS -UPFA (7) and UNP (2)

Kuliyapitiya PS -UPFA (14) , UNP (7) and SLMC (1)

Polgahawela PS -UPFA (15) , UNP (5) and JVP(1)

Mawathagama PS - UPFA (9) and UNP (4)

Matale District:

Wilgamauwa PS-UPFA (5) , UNP (2) and Indp (2)

Ukuwela PS - UPFA (9) , UNP (4) and JVP(1)

Matara District:

Akuressa PS UPFA (9), UNP (2) and JVP (1)

Monaragala District

Siyambalanduwa PS - UPFA (9) and UNP (2)

Monaragala PS- UPFA (8) and UNP (1)



Nuwara Eliya District:

Lindula-Thalawakele UC- UPFA(7) and UNP (2)

Polonnaruwa District:

Elahera PS: UPFA (8) and UNP (1)

Hingurakgoda PS- UPFA (14), UNP (3) and JVP (1)

Welikanda PS - UPFA (8) and UNP (1)

Puttalam District:

Nuwaragampalatha Central PS - UPFA (12) and UNP (2)

There was an estimated 60 to 65 per cent voter turn out at Saturday's concluded local government elections after a slow start earlier in the day, officials and independent observers said.

According to officials the lowest turn out was reported from the Jaffna District with some 50 per cent.

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