The ruling UPFA, led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, won all but two of the 23 local government bodies that went to the polls yesterday (Oct. 08).
The main opposition UNP claimed the key Colombo Municipal Council, while the SLMC retained its hold on Kalmunai Municipal Council in the East.
The UNP lost control of the municipal councils of Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Negombo, Dehiwala-Mt. Lavinia and Gampaha.
According to final results, the UPFA has secured 245 seats in all the 23 LG bodies, followed by 131 seats by the UNP, 11 seats by the SLMC, five seats by the JVP and 28 seats by independent groups.
Courtesy: SL Mirror