Opponent party Maithripala Sirisena has unassailable long time president Mahinda Rajapaksa since 2005 in the current election with major 3.7% difference.
Sri Lanka election results revealed today! Sri Lanka’s long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa suffers shock election defeat. Now presidential power and rules are being handed over to Maithripala Sirisena (health minister). However his supporters please to celebrate the unlikely victory. The election held on 8th January 2015.
The opponent Maithripala Sirisena’s rejoicing his victory in the presidential elections. The total polled votes received are 51.28 percent by NDF while Rajapaksa secured total votes polled of 47.58 percent by UPFA and other secured 1.14 precent. This is the seventh presidential election in south Asian island nation. There was high turn-out in elections surrounding i.e., in all polling stations found strong security did not caused any sort of disruption while voting.
“We don’t have any good news. It is all bad news,” said a senior government official and close ally of Rajapaksa as the results came in from Thursday’s election on this Indian Ocean island of 21 million people. “I think people need a change and this is democracy.”
Mahinda Rajapaksa defeated in this election, that who has seen as the most significant poll from past decades in the island nation. Both (Maithripala, Mahinda) are Sinhalese the majority ethnic group in Sri Lanka. Early friday Mr. Rajapaksa vacated his official residence in Colombo’s sea facing Galle Road. Maithripala Sirisena (new president) is a former loyalist and minister in Rajapaksa’s government. Who made a surprise offer to throw out the region’s longest serving leaders.
He assured Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe of a smooth transition in an early morning meeting at the President’s home. “President had talks with the main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and conveyed his wish to let the new President take over without any hindrance”, a statement from Mr. Rajapaksa’s office said.