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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa wins by a big margin

Reuters/Colombo
Filed on November 18, 2019

(AFP file)

In his first comments after defeating Sajith Premadasa, Rajapaksa struck a conciliatory note.

Sri Lanka's former civil wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats following Easter bombings this year.

In his first comments after defeating Sajith Premadasa, Rajapaksa struck a conciliatory note, suggesting he would be leader of all Sri Lankans, regardless of their ethnic and religious identities.


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