[UPFA General Secretary Susil Premjayanth ]
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) says it is ready to face a National election with confidence based on the results of all the provincial council elections held in recent times.
UPFA General Secretary Susil Premjayanth said that when combining the votes obtained at provincial elections held over the past couple of years, of all the alliance partners in the Government, the Government has enough votes to win a National election.
There has been speculation a Presidential or General election will be held next year and the opposition is of the view the UPFA has been losing ground as opposed to gaining votes at recent elections, including the just concluded Uva Provincial Council election.
However Premjayanth noted that two alliance members of the UPFA, namely the National Freedom Front and the Democratic Unity Alliance had contested separately in the Badulla District and when their votes are also counted the UPFA is in a strong position on the number of votes.
He said that the UPFA has secured nearly 58 percent of votes from all the provincial council elections held over the past couple of years and so it is ready to face a National election. (Colombo Gazette)
Uva win is a clear endorsement says MR
MR MahindaPresident Mahinda Rajapaksa says the victory secured by the Government at the Uva Provincial council elections is an endorsement given by the people for the freedom secured by the Government for the country, peace and development projects.
In a special message to mark the victory at the Uva elections, the President said that the Government will now be able to fast track its development projects in the country, as a result of the victory it achieved at the polls.
The President also noted that attempts were made to spread false allegations regarding the Government during the polls but the public had rejected those allegations.
He stressed that what is important to the Government, more than anything else, is what the people want. He also said that no one will be allowed to go against national interests.
The President said it is now the responsibility of everyone to protect the victory given to the Government at the Uva polls by the public representing all communities. (Colombo Gazette)