IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 10, October 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Krishnamohan Thanabalasingam, Sathiyasegar Kandasamy
The Sinhala Buddhists, who are the majority in Sri Lanka, helped the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) win an absolute majority in the ninth general election of Sri Lanka. The SLPP always wishes to exceed expectations and the president, who also belongs to the SLPP, claimed that the party’s performance in the general election was better than what they had anticipated. The United National Party (UNP), led by the former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, suffered the worst electoral defeat in their history as they managed to win only one seat, that too through the national list. Ranil Wickremesinghe also recorded his first defeat in an electoral battlefield.