Gota to be sworn in tomorrow

SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will take oaths tomorrow (Nov 18) in the event of securing a victory at the upcoming election, Party sources said.

Sources at the Election Commission said that the first round of counting votes has ended.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has claimed victory for its candidate Mr. Rajapaksa, and requested all party supporters to celebrate their success in a peaceful manner.

Dullas Alahapperuma, the SLPP candidate’s spokesman in a statement called on supporters to avoid tarnishing the precedent set by Mr Rajapaksa in the political sphere.

He also thanked all individuals for pledging support to the SLPP candidate amidst many obstacles.

(Reporting by Damith Wickramasekara)

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