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Rear-Admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekara tops the preferential list in Colombo

Colombo Preferential vote leader Rear-Admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekara

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s Sarath Weerasekara scored the highest preferential votes at the Parliamentary General election, garnering 328,095 votes in unofficial results.

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) leader Sajith Premadasa scored high too with 305, 744 while the National People’s Power chief Anura Kumara Dissanayake gathered 89, 414, Hiru Television reported.

Retired Rear-Admiral Weerasekara beat Wimal Weerawansha who got 267, 084, party sources said.

Others elected on the SJB list are S M Marikkar, Mujibur Rahman, Dr Harsha de Silva, Patali Champika Ranawaka and Mano Ganesan.

In Gampaha SLPP sources said Dr Nalaka Godahewa was first while Prasanna Ranatunge was second.

These results are yet to be officially announced by the Elections Commission. (Colombo, August 7, 2020)