Rajapaksa sweeps Lanka ballot


Colombo, August 7

Mahinda Rajapaksa will likely be sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister for the fourth time on Sunday after his social gathering registered a landslide victory within the basic election, securing two-thirds majority in Parliament wanted to amend the Constitution to additional consolidate the highly effective Rajapaksa household’s grip on energy.

Poor present by Tamil National Alliance

  • The principal Tamil social gathering, Tamil National Alliance, didn’t fare nicely as its parliamentary illustration noticed a discount of a complete of 10 seats from 16 it had received the final time.

  • The social gathering managed to win three districts within the Tamil-dominated north and polled 3,27,168 votes (2.82 per cent), the outcomes confirmed.

  • The Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), regardless of successful solely three seats from their six within the earlier election, retained its place because the third drive within the nation.

  • It pushed the previous ruling social gathering UNP to the fourth and in lots of areas to even fifth and sixth locations. The social gathering polled 4,45,958 (3.84 per cent) of the entire votes.

The Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP), led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, received in 145 constituencies, bagging a complete of 150 seats with its allies, a two-thirds majority in 225-member Parliament, based on the outcomes introduced by the election fee on Friday.

It received all however 4 of the 22 electoral districts on supply, polling 6.eight million votes (59.9 per cent). The 74-year-old Prime Minister, Mahinda, thanked the Sri Lankan folks for placing their religion within the SLPP and mentioned the nation wouldn’t stand upset throughout its tenure.

“Heartfelt gratitude to all Sri Lankans for placing their trust in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, myself and the Podujana Party and voting for the ‘Saubhagye Dakkama’ election manifesto in overwhelming numbers. We will ensure Sri Lanka will not stand disappointed during our tenure,” he mentioned.

Mahinda will likely be sworn in as the brand new Prime Minister for the fourth time on Sunday at a ceremony on the historic Buddhist temple of Kelaniya, a north Colombo suburb, based on an official assertion. He created a report in polling over 5,00,000 particular person desire votes, the very best ever recorded by a candidate within the historical past of elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the many first world leaders to congratulate Mahinda on the end result of the elections and mentioned the 2 sides would work collectively to additional advance all areas of bilateral cooperation and to take their particular ties to ever newer heights. — PTI


PM Modi first to name Mahinda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the many first world leaders to congratulate Mahinda on the end result of the elections and mentioned the 2 sides would work collectively to additional advance all areas of bilateral cooperation and to take their particular ties to ever newer heights.

SLPP chief tweets ‘thank you’
Mahinda Rajapaksa: Thank you PM @narendramodi to your congratulatory telephone name. With the sturdy assist of the folks of #SriLanka, I look ahead to working with you intently to additional improve the long-standing cooperation between our two international locations. Sri Lanka & India are associates & relations.



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