Narrow victory for ruling coalition

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 April 1999, 14:55 GMT]
Sri Lankas ruling coalition, the People's Alliance (PA) narrowly won elections to the five Provincial Councils held yesterday. The PA took 130 seats in the five Councils while the main opposition party, the United National Party (UNP) took 112, of the total 273 seats.

The elections were held to the Western, Northcentral, Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa provincial councils.

Following are the results released by the Elections Commissioner's office today:

Provincial Councils/PartiesPAUNPJVPMEPNLFNUWSLMCUPFNo.of Councillors
Western46440803010101-104
North-Central191202-----33
Central262301--06-0258
Uva171402--01--34
Sabaragamuwa221902--01--44
TotalSeats130112150301080102273

 

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