According to unofficial results from various districts where polls were held yesterday, Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) is expected to win a majority of the 340 councils.
There are 24 municipal councils, 41 urban councils and 275 pradeshiya sabhas, the legislative bodies that preside over the third-tier municipalities in the country.
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But there were a few factors that were critical in our decision to go on and make the feature-length documentary, .
The first was the reaction of the Sri Lankan government to our journalism – a combination of denial and wild accusations that we were somehow apologists for the Tamil Tigers (who we had in fact accused of committing war crimes, using terror tactics, child soldiers, and suicide bombing attacks on civilians).
Lisa Robinson: What was your process in choosing to tell this story about Sri Lanka’s civil war?It was clear this was not an exercise in historical accountability – there was an urgent need for the truth-telling, which is an essential prerequisite for any kind of progress to political solutions, peace and reconciliation.It was also clear that the Sri Lankan government was neither willing nor capable of initiating such an enquiry itself.When someone attacks the veracity of your journalism it does make you determined to defend it.But more important was that with every day that passed, more compelling evidence was emerging.