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Thursday , January  28,  2010
      Editorial:Winners and losers

Mahinda magic works
* MR gets huge majority of 1.8 million
* SF a distant 2nd, loses home base
* MR takes 16 districts, SF only six
* A’galle defies CBK, gives MR majority
* SF wins North and East
* JVP-UNP marriage fails to deliver

President Mahinda Rajapaksa scored a historic victory over Opposition presidential candidate, General (retd) Sarath Fonseka at the first national poll since the collapse of the LTTE last May. The incumbent President polled a staggering 6,015,934 (57.88%) to set the stage for parliamentary elections before end of April. Fonseka polled 4,173,185 (40.15%) while the rest polled a total of 204,494 (1.9%)...

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake at the Elections Secretariat, Rajagiriya yesterday. (Pic. Kamal Wanniarachchi

 

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