Wimal Weerawansa topped the Colombo and UPFA list with 280,672 votes. In 2 nd place UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe led the party’s preferential votes’ list in the Colombo district by obtaining 230,957 votes.
In the UPFA list, candidates R. Duminda Silva and Paatali Champika Ranawaka have clinched the second and third slots with 146,336 and 120,333 preferential votes.
Besides, Retired Gen. Sarath Fonseka who is in military custody contesting the election under the Trophy symbol had received 98,456 votes. His party polled 110,000 votes in the Colombo district.