Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected Sri Lankan president with 52.25 percent votes

Sri Lanka`s election commission declared former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the winner of the presidential election on Sunday.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected Sri Lankan president with 52.25 percent votes
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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka`s election commission declared former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the winner of the presidential election on Sunday.

Rajapaksa won 52.25% of the votes, while his main rival and government minister Sajith Premadasa received 41.99%, the election commission said.

Premadasa has already conceded defeat.