Written by Bella Dalima
22 Sep, 2014 | 8:09 pm
UNP Uva Chief Ministerial Candidate Harin Fernando says that he has met the challenge that he accepted, as he intended.
Prior to the election, the Chief Minister of the North Western Province, Dayasiri Jayasekara, extended a challenge to Harin Fernando.
Chief Minister of North Western Province, Dayasri Jayasekara stated this view on July 28, 2014
[quote]None of them will get on board together. Karu will not get on where Karu does. Sajith will not get on where Karu does. No one gets on where Sajith does. All of them who do not get along are now trying to get on board. Harin has been orphaned.[/quote]
Official preferential voting results issued on Sunday showed that Harin Fernando had secured 173,993 preferential votes.As a percentage, this amounts to 88 percent.
Dayasiri Jayasekara won 336,327 preferential votes when elected to the North Western Provincial Council.As a percentage, this figure amounted to 62.2 percent.
UNP Candidate from Uva PC, Harin Fernando shared these views on Sunday;
[quote] I have successfully overcome the challenge I accepted. I am extremely thankful to all those who reproached and insulted me. I must remind you that this victory was possible because of them. I was able to bring unity to the party. I was able to bring the party leaders onto one stage. When considering all of this I believe it is a happy result.[/quote]
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