Mahinda Rajapaksa's SLPP likely to win local polls

Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 13:22 IST | Agencies | Colombo

Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) is heading towards a landslide victory at the local government election garnering, 45 per cent of the majority votes, media reports said

Villagers reported a burning plane falling from the sky
Villagers reported a burning plane falling from the sky

Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) is heading towards a landslide victory at the local government election garnering, 45 per cent of the majority votes, media reports said.

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition faced its first polls test with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of the island's 341 local councils, according to officials. According to the results, the SLPP has garnered 703,117 votes along with 909 seats whereas the United National Party has secured 469,986 votes with 459 seats, Daily Mirror reported.

15 mn
Total number of voters who participated in the election

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