The United People's Freedom Alliance won 9 of the 11 seats on offer in the Moneragala District, receiving 159,837 votes (81.32%). The UNP has taken the remaining 2 seats, with 30,509 votes (15.52%).
Analysts point out that this is a resounding victory for the UPFA, when compared with the 2004-election results, in which the UPFA gained 97,878 votes (66.24%). It has been pointed out also, very clearly, that the UNP has suffered another sever set-back in 2009, since it was able to gain at least 33.12% (48,930 votes) in 2004. The people of Moneragala have overwhelmingly endorsed the UPFA’s political programme, concerning development and reconstruction.
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