Sri Lanka General Election: Early outcomes present Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win

Sri Lanka election: Early outcomes present Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win                   

Colombo, August 6

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

The SLPP has polled extra votes than its rivals, scoring over 60 per cent of the overall votes within the 5 outcomes declared so removed from the South, dominated by the Sinhala majority group.

The nearest rival is the brand new social gathering shaped by former presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa who has relegated his mom social gathering, the United National Party (UNP), to the fourth place.

The Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) too has carried out higher than the UNP,  the oldest social gathering within the nation, official outcomes confirmed.

In the North, dominated by the Tamil minority group, the principle Tamil social gathering has bagged the Jaffna polling division, whereas the Rajapaksa ally within the Tamil north, the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) has overwhelmed Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in one other Jaffna district polling division.

The counting started within the morning after the polls have been closed on Wednesday.

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—mentioned that the social gathering is all set to type a brand new authorities. Mahinda’s SLPP is anticipated to win management of the 225-member Assembly by a snug margin, in line with analysts.

President Gotabaya hopes for a two-thirds majority for the SLPP in order that he can amend the Constitution to revive presidential powers curbed by a 2015 constitutional change.

The president shouldn’t be a candidate whereas care-taker prime minister Mahinda is working from the north western capital district of Kurunegala. PTI

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