Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SPC results sign of UPFA weakness: Opposition

Nothing could be as stupid as this assertion says UPFA Gen. Secy

UPFA General Secretary Susil Premjayantha yesterday said nothing could be as stupid as the Opposition attempt to depict Saturday’s Southern Provincial Council election results, as a sign of weakness on the part of the SLFP-led ruling coalition.

Education Minister Susil Premajayntha told The Island, the UNP had conveniently forgotten that it lost all 21 electorates in the Southern Province, including Galle which the UPFA lost at the last presidential elections in November, 2005. Responding to our queries, he said that the UNP had received 297,180 votes whereas the UPFA polled 804,071 and the JVP, a paltry 72,379. He said, those who predicted polls as the beginning of the end for the UPFA could not be unaware of the difference between the UPFA and the UNP was a staggering 506,891 votes.
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