The United People's Freedom Alliance scored a resounding victory in the Jaffna Municipal Council, securing 10,602 votes (50.67%) and 13 of the 23 seats. The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi polled 8,008 votes (38.28%), winning 8 seats, while Independent Group 1 and the Tamil United Liberation Front got one seat each.
Out of a total of 100,417 registered voters, there were only 22,280 votes, according to the detailed results released by the Election Commissioner.
Political analysts point out that this result is an endorsement of the mega development projects initiated by the Government, namely the 'Uthuru Wasanthaya' (Nothern Spring). The people have reposed their trust in the Government. The defeat of the LTTE has resulted in the liberation of the Northern people from the brutal clutches of terrorism, and the polls clearly point to this fact through its support to the UPFA Government.
Source - News.lk