UPFA records landslide victory in local government election

President Mahinda Rajapaksa led UPFA secured an overwhelming mandate at yesterday’s Local Government Election-2011, obtaining power of 205 local bodies from 234 in which elections were held.

Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) has won twelve Councils, including Mannar Urban Council, Pradeshiya Sabha, Vavauniya PS, Manathai East PS, Trincomalee UC and Naveenthanveli PS.

The UNP has obtained the power of only nine councils, including Kuliyapitiya UC, Gampola UC, Bandarawela MC, Kadugannawa UC and Kalutara UC. Several Local Authorities in the Gampaha district, including Wattala Mabola UC, Wattala PS and Peliyagoda UC which were previously ruled by the UNP have been won by the ruling UPFA.

The SLMC has taken the power of four bodies, while two councils have been obtained by  the National Congress.

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