During a media briefing held at the Elections Department that is ongoing, he thanked everyone who assisted in the holding of a peaceful polls process.
Meanwhile the EC also called upon the future leaders of Sri Lanka including the newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena to ensure the mechanisms already in place to ensure free and fair elections are further strengthened.
All Island Final Results
Maithripala Sirisena 6,217,162 51.28%
Mahinda Rajapaksa 5,768,090 47.58%
Valid Votes 12,123,452 98.85%
Rejected Votes 140,925 1.15%
Total Polled 12,264,377 81.52%