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PC election
(2009)
36,996
General election
(2010)
49,073
Chief Ministerial candidates in Uva Province
Harin Fernando
PC election
(2009)
136,697
Shasheendra Rajapaksa
UPFA
UNP
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Sa antha Vi
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General
election
(2010)
17,626
JVP
Results of Uva Provincial Council elections
(August 8, 2009)
Badulla District
Monaragala District
UPFA
Votes: 259,069
(67.79%)
Seats: 14
UNPVotes:
98,635
(25.81%)
Seats: 5
UPF
Votes: 9,227
(2.41%)
Seats: 1
JVP
Votes: 9,007
(2.36%)
Seats: 1
UPFA
Votes: 159,837 (81.32)
Seats: 9
UNP
Votes: 30,509 (15.52%)
Seats: 2
JVP
Votes: 5,632
(2.87%)
0
100,000
200,000
300,000
400,000
500,000
Uva Province
UPFA
UNP JVP
SEATS
418,906
129,144
UPF
14,639 9,227
UPFA:
25
UNP:
7
JVP:
1
UPF:
1
Graphics by Pushpika Karunaratne
How they fared earlier
Uva Province Elections highlights
Uva Provincial Council former Chief MInister
Shashindra Rajapaksa arives at the polling centre
with his wife yesterday
People’s Libaration Front (JVP)
Badulla District Group Leader
Samantha Vidyaratne.
Colombo district UNP Parliamentarian,
Dr Harsha de Silva and Democratic Party
Leader Sarath Fonseka run into each other
during the campaign
People’s Libaration Front (JVP) Monaragala
District Group Leader RM Jayawardana
Bandarawela Mayor ChamindaWijesiri was
injured during brawl with a few ruling party
suporters, including some deputy ministers
Another candidate from the People’s
Libaration Front in Monaragala District
gives the victory sign after casting his vote
United National Party Chief Ministerial
candidate, Harin Fernando arrives to
cast his vote yesterday in Badulla
Provincial Council Elections for the Uva Province concluded yesterday, with almost
60 percent of the total registered voters casting the ballot. Department of Elections
reports show that 690,966 in the BadullaDistrict and 323,764 in theMonaragala
District were eligible to vote at yesterday’s election.
Six-hundred and seventeen candidates from registered political parties and
independent groups were in the fray to elect 32members. The Department of
Elections had set up of 834 polling stations; 516 in Badulla and 318 inMonaragala .
Elections Chief MahindaDeshapriya said that the counting of votes began around
4:15pm in 71 counting centers in Badulla and 39 counting centers inMonaragala
under tight security provided by the Policewith 1,000 officers from the Special
Task Force (STF) on duty. He said that the countingwould be over by 6.00 am this
morning and that counting of preferential votes will be done by noon.
Electionmonitors said that the elections wasmostly free and fair but claimed that
thereweremore incidents compared to previous PC elections.
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