ruling SLFP-led United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) comfortably
retained the Southern Provincial Council (SPC) by winning all 21
electorates in the province. The UPFA received 38 slots (including
two bonus seats), the United National Party (UNP) 14 and the Janatha
Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) three in the 55-member SPC.
The UPFA secured 804,071 votes (67.88 %), the UNP 297,180 votes
(25.09%) while the JVP came a distant third with 72,379 votes (6.11
%). The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress failed to win a single seat. The
SLMC contested on its own after failing to work out an electoral
agreement with the UNP.
Saturday’s victory brought all Provincial Councils, including the
Eastern PC, under government control.
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