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Sri Lanka Podujana Party wins 2020 general elections in a landslide

WINNING STREAK: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on the telephone watching election results coming in.

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Podujana Party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won a clear majority in the 2020 parliamentary election out of declared so far in the 225 assembly sweeping most electoral districts in the South of the country.

The campaign headed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa sought a two thirds majority to change the constitution.

The SLPP on its own won 145 seats including 17 national list seats. Sri Lanka Freedom Party which contested in the north got one.

The EPDP also won two seats incldluding one national list seat.

Prime Minister Rajapaska in twitter.com messages acknowledged good wishes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and Maldives President Ibrahim Solih.

The SLPP had won 6.85 million votes or 59.09 percent.

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya, led by Sajith Premadasa had won 2.77 million votes or 23.9 percent of the vote. It won 54 seats including 7 on the national list.

The Northern ITAK party got 10 seat including 1 on the national list.

National People’s Power had won 445,000 votes or 3.84 percent taking 3 seats including one national list seat.

The United National Party of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had failed to win any seat in direct electoral results declared including in its former stronghold Colombo in a humiliating defeat. But it got one national list seat.

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(Colombo/Aug06/2020)