Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Elections, Says Spokesperson

Gotabaya Rajapaksa was leading in Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese areas.


Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the presidency with a clear majority, his spokesman told AFP on Sunday, a day after the polls.

“We got between 53 to 54 percent (of the vote),” Keheliya Rambukwella said as official results showed the 70-year-old heading to victory in Saturday’s fiercely contested election.

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