Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka strongman, wins presidency by big margin3 min read . Updated: 17 Nov 2019, 09:19 PM IST
- Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn into office in an ancient Buddhist temple on Monday
- The election commission said Rajapaksa won 52.25% of the votes in Saturday's election, while Premadasa got 41.99%
COLOMBO : 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.
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