Maithripala is new President, Election Chief officially announces

DSC_0334960-600Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena has won the 2015 Presidential election, Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya officially announced, a short while ago.

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya officially declared Maithripala Sirisena as the new President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka a short while ago.

Making the official declaration in terms of the powers vested in him by the Constitution, Deshapriya said that Mr. Sirisena obtained a majority of 51.28% votes, and is therefore the new President of the country.

Addressing the media and the candidates, at the Elections Department, he thanked the outgoing President for ensuring a peaceful election and a transfer of power thereafter.

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