Preferential Votes : Unofficial Dayasiri Jayasekara – 336, 327 Johan Fernando – 134, 423 D.B.Herath – 60,767 G. Dehigama – 59,016 Athula Wijesinghe – 47, 014 Await the official full list of results. Preferential Vote (Mnaapa Janda) list of Kurunagala District is one of the most interesting and important result in this Provincial Council Election 2013. The election was held in three provinces namely North, Central and North Western Provinces. Even though it is the first time an election being held for Nothern Province it had not gained much attention of people living in south. Due to the cross over of Mr. Dayasiri Jayasekara a new political environment was created in the North Western Provincial Election. There has been three contenders for the chief minister position and all of them are contesting in Kurunagala District. Mr. Johan Fernando, Mr. Athula Wijesinghe and Dayasiri Jayasekara are the main candidate who are prominent in the run to get more votes. It is said that the candidate who gain more votes will become a chief minister. Johan Fernando is the son of Minister Johnston Fernando and he does not have a must of political experience on his own. Athula Wijesinghe is the former chief minister and he has been an original Sri Lanka Freedom Party member. Having recently cross over and being popular Dayasiri Jayasekara has also been promised the chief minister position. The main opposition candidates were former opposition leader Shamal Senarath and J.C.Alawathuwala. Nine hundred and twenty five candidates from 13 political parties and 12 Independent Groups were contesting for Kurunagala District. Kurunagala District preferential votes results can be expected officially on Sunday Morning and we will be publishing it as soon as it is available.
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My question is related to the Mr. jayantha Katagoda decision to sworn in for the parliamentary position of Sarath Fonseka. Earlier Luxman Nipunaarachchi from JVP did not accept the seat vacated by General Sarath Fonseka. Then the next in the preferential vote list, Mr. Jayantha Katagoda was called to take up the position by election commissioner. If Mr. Katagoda did not accept the seat it would have gone to the next one in the preferential vote list. Jayantha Katagoda is a former parliamentarian from UNP and he was also a teledrama actor. He is someone very loyal to General Sarath Fonseka. I wonder whether there was any other reason for Democratic national Alliance to allow Jayantha Katagoda to take up the seat. I want to know who is there after Jayantha Katagoda in the preferential vote list in last election. I think DNA took this decision because of the risk that the seat may go to some one who is not loyal to general Fonseka. If anybody have the preferential vote list of the colombo district at last election, please post here. Specially the list for Democratic National Alliance.