The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) headed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said it has won most of the local councils it contested at the polls.
Making a special statement, Rajapaksa urged his supporters to celebrate the victory with dignity and not harass those who lost the elections.
“No matter what they did to us we must set an example,” Rajapaksa said.
Joint opposition Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa said that the people have spoken their minds and that they want change.
“Thank you to the people of Hambantota and those around the country for this resounding victory for the #SriLanka Podujana Peramuna. The people have spoken their minds. They want change,” Namal Rajapaksa tweeted.
The election is the first election to be held since the current Government came to power in 2015 defeating the administration led by Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The Local Government election was seen as an unofficial referendum on the performance of the unity Government so far. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya