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Friday, 23 March 2018 - 22:13
Podu Jana Peramuna grabs power in Galle and Negombo
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Although the United National Party won the Negombo and Galle Municipal Councils, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna was able to appoint their Mayors to both the councils.

The SLPP councillors won the mayoral posts after voting.

UNP obtained 14 seats in the Galle MC.

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna won 13 seats and JVP and SLFP won 3 seats each.

United National Freedom Front and an independent group obtained one seat each.

Accordingly, a secret vote was held today (Mar. 23) to elect a Mayor for the Council and, Podujana Peramuna candidate Priyantha Sahabandu obtained 20 votes while UNP candidate Jilith Nishantha obtained only 11 votes.

Even 3 UNP councillors had not voted for their Mayoral candidate.

Meanwhile, UNP also won the Negombo Municipal Council in the recent Local Government poll by securing 19 seats while SLPP secured 16 seats.

The SLFP won 6 seats while JVP obtained 3 seats.

In addition, two minority parties and two independent groups won one seat each.

Accordingly, UNP councillor Royse Fernando and Podujana Peramuna candidate Dayan Lanza contested for the Mayoral post today.

In the open vote taking, Dayan Lanza won 25 votes as 16 councillors of Podujana Peramuna, 5 SLFP councillors and the councillor of the United National Freedom supported him.
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