Rajapaksa’s SLPP set for landslide victory

Colombo, August 6

Sri Lanka’s highly effective Rajapaksa family-run Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) seems to be heading for a landslide win within the nation’s parliamentary election, in response to early outcomes introduced on Thursday.

The SLPP has polled extra votes than its rivals, scoring over 60 per cent of the entire votes within the 5 outcomes declared so removed from the South, dominated by the Sinhala majority group. The nearest rival is the brand new get together shaped by former presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, who has relegated his mom get together, the United National Party (UNP), to the fourth place.

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PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s get together is predicted to win management of the 225-member Assembly. He is operating from the north western capital district of Kurunegala

The Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) too has carried out higher than the UNP, the oldest get together within the nation, official outcomes confirmed. In the North, dominated by the Tamil minority group, the primary Tamil get together has bagged the Jaffna polling division whereas the Rajapaksa ally within the Tamil north, the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) has crushed Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in one other Jaffna district polling division.

As the counting of votes started, SLPP founder and its National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa — who’s the youthful brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the eldest being Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa — stated the get together was all set to kind a brand new authorities. Mahinda’s SLPP is predicted to win management of the 225-member Assembly by a cushty margin, in response to analysts. — PTI

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