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TNA wins civic elections in North

[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 July 2011 07:52 No Comment]

Despite widespread SLA harassments in Ki’linochchi administrative district and violations by UPFA-EPDP of election practices in Jaffna, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has won the civic elections in North by more than two third majority in all of the urban councils and most of the Piratheasa-Chapai (PS). Of 16 Piratheasa Chapais, the TNA has won 14. The UPFA captured two islands off Jaffna, Neduntheevu (Delft) and Oorkaavat-thu’rai (Kayts). These islands were completely sealed off for campaign by the occupying SL Navy. The SL Governor for the Eastern Province who was formerly a Navy commander in the islands was brought to Delft for Rajapaksa’s election campaign. In Ki’linochchi, where Rajapaksa regime let loose its military even on the election day, the TNA has managed to secure at least 50% of the polled votes. In Mullaiththeevu, the TNA secured 7 seats polling 72% of the votes.

The TNA has won Urban Councils in North, Valveddith-thu’rai (VVT), Point Pedro and Chaavakach-cheari, by securing more than 72% of votes.

According to latest statistics 374,340 voters are eligible to vote in the elections in Jaffna electoral district. 23,913 of these voters are registered in Ki’linochchi. Recently, the SL government dropped more than 300,000 voters names from the registry saying most of them had fled the country.

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