Aug 07, 2020

Landslide victory for SLPP ; 3.9 million haven't voted!

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has secured a landslide victory at the 2020 General Election securing a total of 6,853,693 votes, which is a percentage of 59.09%.

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) secured a total of 2,771, 984 votes (23.90%).

The Jathika Jana Balawegaya or the National Peoples' Power (NPP) came at third with 445,958 votes (3.84%) and the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) came at fourth with 327,168 votes (2.82%).  However, the UNP only managed to secure 249,435 votes (2.15%) and will be entitled to a single seat from the national list quota.

Accordingly, the number of seats secured by the main parties are as follows : 

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No 2/3

However, the SLPP fell short of 150 seats, required to secure the 2/3 majority. 

Even though the total number of registered votes stood at 16,263,885, the polled votes stood at 12,343,309 (75.89%) which means, 3,920,576 votes were not polled.

From the total number of polled votes, the valid number of votes stand at 11,598,936 (71.32%) with the rejected number of votes stand at 744,373 (4.58%).