UPFA victorious in East
The United People's Freedom Alliance recorded an
emphatic victory at the first ever Provincial Council Election in
the East, securing 20 out of 37 seats on offer, while polling 52.21
per cent of the total votes.
A mandate for ending terror, restoring peace - President
The results of the elections to the first
Eastern Provincial Council show the people's endorsement of the
Government's policy of restoring democracy and normality to areas
hitherto controlled by the terrorists, and the overall development
programme already initiated in the Eastern Province, President
Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.
Poll a great success - FM
It is a great success of the Government's policy
when it holds an election with a voter turnout of 60 per cent in the
Eastern Province when one considers the province was once ruled by a
Fascist dictatorship, said Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama in
Birmingham on Saturday.