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Sri Lanka Podujana Party wins all polling divisions in Galle

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Podujana Party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won all the polling divisions in the southern Galle District, taking 72 percent of the valid votes in the district amounting to 27,682.

The campaign was led by his brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya of Sajith Premadasa, which broke away from the UNP has received 5,144 or 13.51 percent of the vote.

The National People Power, led by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leader Anura Dissanyake has won 3,135 votes of 8.36 percent.

The United National Part of ex-Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe polled 1,507 getting only 3.96 percent of the vote.

Wickremesinghe’s party was also trailing in other districts.

The UNP and the SJB combined has polled less than the last general election and the Presidential elections.

Under Sri Lanka’s proportional representation system, parties that come second can still get seats. In Sri Lanka 196 seats are allocated directly and the balance of 225 are given on a list based on the national total. (Colombo/Aug06/2020)