7:50 AM

UPFA in the lead in the Polonnaruwa district

Party Name Votes % Seats
United People's Freedom Alliance 107910 59.73% 6
United National Party 63265 35.02% 4
People's Liberation Front 7381 4.09%

6:47 AM

No violence in polling stations -- PAFFREL Chief

Kingsley Rodrigo of the election watchdog agency, PAFFREL, stated a short while ago that there have been no violence reported in any polling station. He said also that PAFFREL had expected much violence related to the Sabaragamuwa and North Central Provincial Council Elections yesterday (August 23), but confirmed that it was a peaceful election.

Earlier, certain political parties, media activits and other interested parties had painted a bleak picture regarding PC election.