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Archive for July 28th, 2011

TNA sweeps the Northern polls as CBK speaks out

Posted by harimpeiris on July 28, 2011

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) swept the recent local elections in the Northern Province, winning the popular vote by huge margins in all five electoral districts of the North and all the Tamil majority local council bodies baring three in the Jaffna Islets, namely Kyats, Delft and Velani. The Jaffna islands have long been a pocket borough of and tightly controlled by Minister Douglas Devananda and the islanders have consistently voted for his EPDP. The TNA electoral effort in the North was spearheaded by its stalwarts General Secretary Mavai Senathirajah and senior Member of Parliament, Suresh Premachandra.

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