Southerners have endorsed Govt's forward march
The UPFA has secured a convincing victory with a
two-thirds majority of 38 members at the recently concluded Southern
Provincial Council Election. This massive victory is clearly present
in all the districts namely Galle, Matara and Hambantota. People in
the Southern Province have thus given a slap in the face of the UNP
which fought against the UPFA, National Freedom Front Leader Wimal
Weerawansa has said in a press release.
Election held in peaceful atmosphere
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake
issuing a message on the Southern Province Provincial Council
election said that he was happy that the election was conducted in a
peaceful atmosphere without illegal display of posters, banners,
cut-outs, etc. on the date of the election, in spite of some
candidates engaging in violence and illegal practices leading to
clashes among candidates of the same political party.
Massive verdict for Mahinda Chintana
Uva Governor C. Nanda Mathew commenting on the
results of the SPC elections, said the voters in the South through
their massive verdict had clearly endorsed the accelerated
development programs launched by the President through Mahinda
Chintana after ending three decades of war.