UPFA Govt marks its second anniversary
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) completes two years in office
It was exactly two years ago, on April 8, 2010 when the UPFA retained
power with a near two-thirds majority The UPFA recorded a landslide
victory at the 2010 General election by securing 144 seats out of 225 in
Parliament under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The UNP-led UNF won 60 seats, TNA 14 seats and the JVP-led DNA only
The UPFA secured majorities over 100,000 in six electoral districts
while its majority in the electoral district of Kurunegala exceeded
200,000. The highest majority of 322,953 votes was recorded in the
The then Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa secured 425,100
preferential votes in the Gampaha district, the highest by any candidate
at the 2010 general election.
Namal Rajapaksa, by obtaining 147,568 preferential votes from
Hambantota district, recorded the highest majority, percentage-wise at