President confident of a strong Parliament as SLPP maintains lead

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 9:18 PM Aug 6 2020
Politics President confident of a strong Parliament as SLPP maintains lead

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he is confident of establishing a strong Parliament to lead the country forward under his vision, on account of the string of victories achieved by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) thus far in the ongoing General Elections.

As of 9:20 p.m., the SLPP enjoys a majority of 61.04 per cent of votes, comfortably ahead of its closest competitor, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), which stands at 22.57 per cent of the total count.

At 8.32 p.m., the President tweeted, "@PodujanaParty has won a landslide victory in #LKAElections2020 results released so far. I am confident of the capability of establishing a strong parliament to implement #vistasofprosperity with the power given to us."

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 9:18 PM Aug 6 2020

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