COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s election commission declared former defense 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.
Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani; Editing by Louise Heavens
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