Vavuniya goes to TNA; UPFA wins Jaffna

Local Council polls results
By Chris Kamalendran

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won yesterday’s election for the Vavuniya Urban Council by a narrow margin of 143 votes, defeating the DPLF (PLOTE) and pushing the UPFA to third place while the UPFA won the Jaffna Municipal Council.

The TNA which contested the poll on the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi ticket won five seats, the DPLF three, the UPFA two and the SLMC one.

According to final Vavuniya results released around midnight, the ITAK (TNA) secured 4,279 votes, the DPLF 4,136, the UPFA 3,045 and the SLMC 587 while the UNP secured only 228 votes and failed to win a seat. Of the 24,626 registered voters only 12,850 cast their votes.

In Jaffna, the UPFA won 13 seats securing 10,602 votes while the TNA won 8 seats, polling 8008 votes.
The Independent Group 1 and the TULF won a seat each.

The UPFA secured 1,350 votes from the displaced voters from Jaffna who voted in Puttalam. In the Uva Provincial Council elections only the postal votes results of Monaragala were announced by midnight. Accordingly the UPFA had secured 7,076 votes, the UNP 793 and JVP 234.

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