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Sri Lanka Election Body Declares Rajapaksa Winner of Presidential Poll

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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 10:29 GMT

Sri Lanka's election commission declared former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the winner of the presidential election on Sunday, November 17th, Reuters has reported.

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

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