Govt. narrowly retains Uva PC
*UNP shows signs of recovery
*JVP distant third, DP suffers setback
The SLFP-led UPFA retained the control of the Uva Provincial Council (UPC) at Saturday’s election.
The UNP made significant gains in the Badulla District which the UPFA won with a majority of 11,348 votes. The UPFA, however, polled only 209,056 votes (47.37%) while the UNP secured 197,708 votes (44.79%) and the JVP obtained 20,625 votes (4.67%).
The UFFA won 19 seats (nine in Badulla and eight in Moneragala including two bonus slots) to retain the control of the UPC.