Mahinda smashes Ranil’s preferential vote record

 

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa polled a record-breaking 527,364 preferential votes in the Kurunegala District race to cement his claim to the premiership.

With his vote haul at Wednesday’s poll, Rajapaksa smashed Ranil Wickramasinghe’s record of 500,566 preferential votes in the Colombo District, when he contested as the UNP prime ministerial candidate in 2015