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SLPP in Landslide Win with 145 5eats Including National List; Sajith’s SJB Comes Second with 54 Seats; TNA Third with 10;JVP gets 3; UNP Loses Badly with only One National List Seat; Other Parties Together Gain 12 Seats

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has secured a landslide victory at the 2020 General Election securing a total of 6,853,693 votes, which is a percentage of 59.09%.

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) secured a total of 2,771, 984 votes (23.90%).

The Jathika Jana Balawegaya or the National Peoples’ Power (NPP) came at third with 445,958 votes (3.84%) and the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) came at fourth with 327,168 votes (2.82%). However, the UNP only managed to secure 249,435 votes (2.15%) and will be entitled to a single seat from the national list quota.

Accordingly, the votes garbered and number of seats secured by the main parties including National List Seats are as follows :

SLPP – 6, 853, 693 Votes – 145 Seats

SJB – 2,771 ,984 Votes -54 seats

JVP – 445 ,958 votes – 3 seats

TNA – 327, 168 Votes – 10 seats

UNP – 249, 135 Votes – 1 Seat (National List

Others 850 , 698 Votes – 12 Seats including National List

No Two/Thirds

However, the SLPP fell short of 150 seats, required to secure the 2/3 majority.

Even though the total number of registered votes stood at 16,263,885, the polled votes stood at 12,343,309 (75.89%) which means, 3,920,576 votes were not polled.

From the total number of polled votes, the valid number of votes stand at 11,598,936 (71.32%) with the rejected number of votes stand at 744,373 (4.58%).

However, the SLPP fell short of 150 seats, required to secure the 2/3 majority.

Even though the total number of registered votes stood at 16,263,885, the polled votes stood at 12,343,309 (75.89%) which means, 3,920,576 votes were not polled.

From the total number of polled votes, the valid number of votes stand at 11,598,936 (71.32%) with the rejected number of votes stand at 744,373 (4.58%).

Courtesy:Sri Lanka Mirror