Rajapaksa spokesman claims victory in Sri Lanka election

AFP

17th November, 2019 10:49:35 printer

Rajapaksa spokesman claims victory in Sri Lanka election

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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