The Sunday Leader

Super Majority For UPFA

By Nirmala Kannangara

The governing United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won the April 8 general election securing 115 seats while the main opposition United National Front (UNF) was only able to obtain 45 seats according to the Election Department statistics.

Meanwhile the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) secured 15 seats from Jaffna, Vanni, Digamadulla and Batticalo districts while the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) led by Gen. Sarath Fonseka obtained five seats from Colombo, Galle, Gampaha and Kalutara districts.

The bonus seats would be allocated after the final results are released which would be only after the re-poll at Nawalapitiya in the Kandy district and Kumburupitiya electorate in Trincomalee district according to the Election Department.

37 Comments for “Super Majority For UPFA”

  1. Psycho

    This is the start of prosperity and the dawn of peace.

    Lets join hands irrespective of ethnic , religious and political ideology.

    All cry babies, shed your tears now.

    • .soon milk and honey will flow..people can just enjoy life..nothing to worry..Sri Lanka will give loans and Aids to poor countries…..dance for free liquor..

  2. Soni

    Well done Mr President and UPFA. No one can hide the truth. The People of Sri Lanka are with the government.. No room for low life western boot lickers in this great country.

  3. Uditha J.

    NEWS FLASH-
    President accounces the cabinet to the Chinese media first, due to the frendship between 2 countries

    Priminister- NO DOOR KIN
    Speaker – PEN DEK
    Minister of Defence- SUNE SUNG
    Minister of Employment- KALE KAN
    Minister of Finance- HINGA KAN
    Minister of Sports- PING PONG
    Minister of health- MARU SIRA
    Minister of Education- COPY KARAW
    Minister of Law and Order- JARAWA KAN
    Minister of National Integration- MARA PIYAW
    Minister of Religious Affairs- DEIIYOO SAKKI
    Minister of Foreign Affairs- ELLANG KAN
    Minister of Tourism- PALAYANG BANG
    Minister of Livestock- HIVA LEK
    Minister of culture- SAMA YANG
    Minster of Environment- SUNU VISUNU
    Minister of womens affairs – Miss HELU WEN

    Sri Lanka is in good hands !

    • If Sri Lanka is in hands of people like you, yes it will go to the dogs but majority of citizens have trusted their country to be in the right hands!! It is because of such pessimistic people like you that the country is struggling today. If only the people are united and work for the betterment of the country, how wonderful it will be! I hope and pray that better days will dawn upon this Island!

    • Dilshan

      You missed the LTTE Rep Emil Kanthan.

    • azath

      Good Job
      good imaging and I need your help to comprehend a few of them.

  4. srilankan

    Poor guy Ranil needs some words of encouragement to keep him in the opposition for decades to come! Ali baba Mahinda and his pesky little thieves are having a great joyride at the expense of the gullible people.

    • Isn’t it high time that the UNP find a real “leader”? “Poor Ranil” needs to retire! Find some one who can bring the party back! People are NOT gullible, UNP is asleep, it is time to wake up!

    • Dilshan

      Ranil needs a coat and the skirt with no undies.

  5. Only 15-19 % of the Tamils all over North/east voted to show their frustration
    over the treatment meted out to them in the last war specially, and over half a century in general and who ever voted also showed the world, specially UN & India that Tamils are united in their stand for their freedom They very well knew that nothing will materialise even if they sent 25 MPs with thumping majorities to the parliament
    It is high time MR takes a serious look at Tamil frustration in the Presidential
    & General elections 2010 and take remedial action to merge NE and give them at least a provincial council to start with so that their aspiratrions are met to some extend. This is not some thing new, it is practised in India, Russia, USA n Swiss,( smaller country than SL)..I hope MR will not bring in the EPDP cronies into NE administration and raise the anger of the people again and start armed struggles all over again. Enough is enough, the Tamil people say and it is time SL govt. brings in unity among the people of SL. India is an examble of unity with 16 federal states forming republic of India. Unlike Indian people,the problem here is the SL govt.wants minorities to be ruled by the majority and their aspirations crushed and they call themselves democrats.Its a shame on democracy.

    • Do you seriously think our President do not know that 13A, Federal, Con-Federal, Self Determination, Self Rule etc are all kind of euphemism to Eelam? Do you think our President doesn’t know that people in Tamil Nadu had voted for independence in 1962 while having Police, land a lot of other powers? Do you think our President does not know you guys will want devolution one after the other until you get Eelam. Do you think he doesn’t know how Nehru controlled your separatist demands? I have written a lot on this. But I can write it again if you like.

      Take it from me, you will not get any devolution on account of race. Our President will never allow another monster to rise up. What we all will be entrusted is power to get things done locally. And to full fill the needs of the people. But not the power to challenge the authority of the Sri Lanka government.

  6. Divide India

    Navajo, Singhal government is not matured enough to give powers to tamils.They are scared for nothing since Independants.We will always have Devenda, Karuna in Tamil comunity and India will never allow us to give powers. Indian politces are managed by North Indian so they are no diffrent to MR government or even worst.
    They take all the resources from Srilanka.I dont think tamils have a future in SL until India is divded and tamils should get help from China to and Pakistan to do thatn.
    No idea what is TNA going to do.Sihgalse are far better than Indians, Indians treat SL tamils worst than any body in the world.Tamils are better OFF IN SRILANKA

    • Dilshan

      First Tamilnadu and then Tamileelam and then Eelam.

      • Ranabahu Gemunu

        You tried this over our dead bodies, but did not work in your favour. Bring it on another murderer like your uncle “Pirobakaran’. The fate will be the same. Try your EElam or (PEELAM) in your ancestors’s homeland “Tamil Nadu”. It has more chances of winning but not in UNITARY/SOVERIEGN state of SRI LANKA.

    • Dilshan

      China is helping financially and militarily to Maoists in many states and Maoists are all over rooted in Tamilnadu.

      India will be give birth to many Independant countries including Tamilaham. Then Tamilaham……

      • Orpheus Perera

        United you win, divided you perish! Europe became united (EU). 200 years ago Americans made sure that America will never be divided, depending on the language ie French, Spanish, Swahili and English. All were made to speak only English. Attempt to divide Canada failed 35 years ago (French -Quebec wanted independence).
        It was easy for west to infiltrate into USSR and divide, because of the different languages. States in former USSR are now fighting each other. Russia has weapons; others buy them from the west. West is happy! Think…..

        • azath

          Good comment, I guess Tamil should study sinhala and Sinhala study tamil language and that is it.

    • Orpheus Perera

      United you win, divided you perish! Europe became united (EU). 200 years ago Americans made sure that America will never be divided, depending on the language ie French, Spanish, Swahili and English. All were made to speak only English. Attempt to divide Canada failed 35 years ago (French -Quebec wanted independence).
      It was easy for west to infiltrate into USSR and divide, because of the different languages. States in former USSR are now fighting each other. Russia has weapons; others buy them from the west. West is happy! Think…..

  7. manjula

    None of the blogs talk about the non voting precentage of about 40%- 45%.registered voters .Effectively UPFA has won by only 43% from the total registerd with all the monopoly publicity, thuggery, vote rigging etc. So this is not a clear mandate to talk so much.

  8. justitia

    The majority of registered voters,did NOT vote for UPFA or voted for other parties, simply because they did not have faith in the electoral process and/or were afraid to vote with all the thuggery and intimidation, mainly by UPFA.
    The UPFA got more votes than other parties only because of unfettered media brainwashing, bribery, & and abuse of state resources by state agencies/departments, financed by peoples’ money.
    That the well known thug Mervin Silva got elected, confirms this. The election with top preferential votes of the MR sibling in Hambantota too confirms this.

    • That is you version. Hope it makes you happy!!

      • To watchful Eye
        NO No its not his version,its all honest law abiding citizens version. only politically ignorant mutts & thugs can accept the victory of UPFA.

    • Gaminic

      UNP supporters did not want to vote for the spineless ,leadership.
      SLFP supporters did not vote because they know their party will win easily because of the brave leadeship.

  9. [...] that appeared immediately after the General Election, a lady called Nirmala Kannangara wrote that the UPFA won 115 seats, the UNF 45 and the TNA 15 from the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The real figures were 117, 46 and 12 [...]

  10. VINTAGE VOTER

    WHO SAID THE COUNTRY HAS GONE TO THE DOGS ?

    THE COUNTRY HAD BEEN LONG TAKEN OVER BY THE “DOGS” WITH NO PEDIGREE..

    WE SOON WILL BE CLASSIFIED AS A “PARIAH STATE”

    IF WE ARE CLASSIFIED AS SUCH, IT WILL NOT BE WRONG, WHEN YOU SEE

    THE HIGHEST VOTES POLLED ON THE GOVERNMENT SIDE……….:

    WEERAWANSA, DUMINDA THILANGA , CHAMPIKA AND MERVYN.

    COLOMBIANS HAVE PROVED THEY ARE STUPID IDIOTS AND JUST

    WAIT AND SEE WHAT WILL BE DISHED OUT, “AFTER KAVUNG KOKIS,ATIRAHA” SEASON IS OVER, BY THAT “SWEET FACED”
    BANDULA.

    WONDER WHETHER THEY WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO BUY OIL
    FOR THE ANOINTING BEFORE GOING TO WORK.? WHAT DIRECTION
    THEY WILL GO IN FOR THE NEW YEAR- ONLY “DEIYYO DANNAWA”

    “DEIYYO SAAKI MEHEMA RATAKEDE API INNE”
    SUBA ALUTH AVURUDHAK SAHA SUBA ANAGATHAYAK.

  11. Banda Malli

    The “Blue era” was started from Aprial 8 th election and Mahinda and his Nil Balakaya started “Blue era” with raping a women age 32 who was supporter of DNP. Earlier Mahinda sold Russian and Chinese prostitutes to Parliament ministers to keep the power according to Dulles. Currently, Mahinda and gang have nearly 2/3 power and they started raping women around the country. Now, people have to face new challenge to protect their wives and daughters from “Nil Balakaya”

  12. Gamunu

    Mahinda won the 2005 presidential election fraud by giving Money to LTTE. In 2010 Mahinda manipulate the election results and stole the presidency from Sarath Fonseka. This allegation was proved from this 2010 parliament election. Mahinda got only 4.7 million and if the 6 million was real in 2010 presidential election then Mahinda should get more than 6 million this time. Also, for the first time in history the preferential votes were also manipulated. Other wise how Basil Rajapaksha would get 425000 and Mervin Silva would get 150000.

  13. Minnal Sri

    UPFA have been given the authority to rule this country for the next six years and Mahinda mama’s family and friends will be in the driving seat. I remeber at one election meeting Mahinda Mama said that he is going to make Sri Lanka as a successful and prosperous country in Asia. He cannot now come up with anymore excuses. He has to do it China is giving the full financial support to Sri Lanka and Mahinda mama must make best use of it. I have been told that Hambantota harbour area is a no go area for Sri Lankans. Has Mahinda mama sold that part of the land to China. Also I was told that only China men are allowed to work in the site. I wonder why. Mahinda mama has lot of urgent work to do, before he makes Sri Lanka a gold mine. First to release that poor former Army Commander called Sarath Fonseka. Secondly sort out the Tamils problems. Some nutters in UPFA government say that there are no ethnic problems. Any way Mahinda mama has look into that area. Thirdly come up clean with this GSP issue. Do we really want GSP or not. Some pro government people are telling they can survive with GSP? Who is fooling whom? Then we have this so called Human Rights issue. Uncle Kehalia tells that there is no Human Right issue in existence. He blames West. My other concern is that about the size of cabinet for the next term. Do we really need 35 ministers in the cabinet. All the decision will be done by Basil, Gota, Chamal, now the son and the sister. So a cabinet of 5 is more than adequate. Lot money can be saved and this money can be used to develop the country.

  14. Hello, I read all your articles, keep them coming.

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