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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.

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Uva: Harin polls highest number of preferential votes

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UPFA Chief Ministerial Candidate Shasheendra Kumara Rajapaksa has failed to defend his earlier recorded preferential vote percentage 85.5 at Saturday’s Uva Provincial Council election and it was reduced to 68.59%, but UNP Chief Ministerial Candid...

Lyceum, Nugegoda win under-17 cager title

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Lyceum International School, Nugegoda came from behind to record a thrilling six point win to clinch the All Island Under-17 ‘B’ Division basketball title at St. Joseph’s College, Grand Pass yesterday. They beat Lyceum Wattala in t...

Harin loses election but wins superstardom

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In The Sunday Island the week before last, this writer posed the question Whether Harin Fernando was going to be the UNP’s new political superstar. (Political Watch 14/9/2014) In the view of this writer, the UNP had managed to get only 25% and 26...

U.S. Trade Show in Colombo on Sep.29

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The U.S. Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (AmCham) are jointly organizing a U.S. Trade Show to be held on September 29th at the Hilton Residence, Colombo.The Trade Show will introduce Sri Lankan consumers and businesses to a co...

 
 
 
 

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