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Sunday, 09 September 2012 - 14:23
JVP yields from Sabaragamuwa while NFF secures seat in East
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Deputy Minister of Economic Development Lakshman Yapa Abeywardhna states that the people's verdict issued during yesterday's polls illustrates their commitment to the current regime, South & East alike.

Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa expressed this sentiment subsequent to the victory of the UPFA over all 3 provinces.

Meanwhile the JVP was able to secure 2 seats at the Sabaragamuwa provincial council during yesterday's poll, while being able to preserve the seat it obtained from Anuradhapura during the 2008 election.

However in the interim, the JVP terms the UPFA's victory during yesterday's polls

as illegitimate.

Chief Secretary of the party Tilvin Silva expressed the following views in this regard.

Moreover the NFF was able to obtain a seat for the Trincomalee District in the Eastern provincial council during yesterday's poll, a first for the party which is a constituent of the ruling alliance.

Gampaha District UNP Parliamentarian John Amarathunga meanwhile expressed these views concerning the UPFA's poll victory.

Election Watchdog groups state that incidents relating to post-election violence

remains at a minimum followed by yesterdays polls.

Executive Director of the Peoples Action for a Free & Fair Election or PAFFEREL Rohana Hettiarachchi noted that his group had only been the recipient of two post - election related complaints.

Meanwhile the Police Elections Secretariat states that a special security plan has been implemented insulating all three election provinces.

Head of the Secretariat Senior DIG Gamini Nawarathna expressing his views to our news team noted that the police had received 78 complaints relating to election violence so far.

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