Bathiudeen Insists ACMC Deserved Seat In Digamadulla

All Ceylon Makkal Congress leader Rishad Bathiudeen said yesterday that his party was deprived of a seat it was entitled in the Digamadulla District in the recently concluded general election.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday he said that he was taking legal measures to fight for the seat the ACMC has lost.

The ACMC contested the election in several districts under the UNP ticket and four of its members were elected to parliament. Meanwhile, one member was appointed through the national list.

However, the ACMC contested alone in the Digamadulla District and received 33,102 votes (10.15%). This surpassed the 5 percent threshold to be entitled for a seat. However, since there are only seven seats in the district, the ACMC did not receive one.

The UNP won four seats, followed by the UPFA (2 seats) and the ITAK (1 seat).

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