In the meantime President Maithripala Srisena's SLFP and United Peoples Freedom Alliance
(UPFA) managed to win only 9 local bodies.
Elections to select a new parliament will take place on August 17 with the UNP and the United Peoples Freedom Alliance
being the main contenders.
ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2010 (Balochistan Times): President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday felicitated President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on the resounding victory of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance
in the recently held parliamentary elections.
With his victory in one of Asia s longest-running wars not quite a year old, Rajapaksa and his ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance
(UPFA) are expected to win a majority in the polls to elect the 225-member parliament.
Incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa, 64, representing the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance
(UPFA) is contesting the elections against his former Army commander, General (retired) Sarath Fonseka, 59, who has the backing of four leading opposition political parties.
Police said they are investigating whether a government-issued automatic weapon was used by the main suspect, whose late father had been the chairman of a local body controlled by Rajapaksa's party, the United Peoples Freedom Alliance
The president's United Peoples Freedom Alliance
secured 105 seats in the 225-member Parliament - eight short of an absolute majority - and party leaders are in discussions with smaller parties on forming a coalition government.
24 -- Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Udaya Gammanpila and a few other parliamentarians in the Joint Opposition, who contested the last Parliamentary elections in the 'Betel Leaf' of the UPFA are said to be considering in terms of snapping links with the United Peoples Freedom Alliance
It's a close contest between President Kumaratunga's United Peoples Freedom Alliance
and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Front,'' an Asian diplomat said on condition of anonymity.
The United National Party (UNP), United Peoples Freedom Alliance
(UPFA) MPs in the government and the Tamil national Alliance (TNA) voted for the budget.
Sweden, March 9 -- Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has been appointed as the United Peoples Freedom Alliance
(UPFA) Secretary General of the SLFP-led UPFA.
21 -- The United National Party (13) and the United Peoples Freedom Alliance
(12) have finalized their national list and forwarded to the Election Commission for issuing appointment and names gazette.