Maithripala Sirisena declared winner

maithripala sirisenaThe Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya officially declared the common Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena the victor of the polls with a majority of 51.28%.

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%

Regis.Electors                15,044,490

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