Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election

 The Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) won 145 seats and 150 seats with its allies, a two-thirds majority in the 225-member parliament.

Introduction-

According to the final results released by the Election Commission, Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback on Friday as his party registered a landslide victory in the two-time general elections.


Why this is big victory.

Because the declared official results showed that the Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) alone won 145 seats and its allies had 150 seats, a two-thirds majority in the 225-member parliament. The Prime Minister-led party won 4 of the 22 electoral districts on the proposal.  The margin of victory in the south dominated by the majority Sinhala community was at a high of 60 percent in most areas.  The party polled 6.8 million votes at a rate of 59.9 percent.


Indian Review-

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi congratulated Rajapaksa on the outcome of the election and said that the two sides will work together to advance all areas of bilateral cooperation and take their special relationship to new heights.







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