almost 9 years ago by - Web Team under in Analysis


4 interesting points from the election results:

1. The UPFA lost vote share in every district. The only district where they lost less than 10% was in Hambantota. In 11 of 22 districts they lost over 20%. 

2. The UNP had their 2nd largest gains (24%) in Polonnaruwa - the bastion of President Maithripala Sirisena.

3. The DP & JVP witnessed their greatest aggregate loss in support in the Colombo District (-5% from DNA 2010), despite having both their party leaders contesting Colombo district.

4. ITAK saw increases in vote share across all 5 districts they contested. 3 districts - Jaffna, Vanni and Batticaloa - saw over 15% increases in each.