Sri Lanka Presidential Elections : Rajapaksa Wins With 52.25% Of Vote

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won Sri Lanka's Presidential Election with 52.25 percent of the vote, well ahead of his nearest rival Sajith Premadasa on 41.99 percent.

Rajapaksa, a Former Defence Secretary and Brother of two-time Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, based his campaign for on providing strong leadership on National Security issues, following coordinated bombings in April that killed at least 269 people.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory and his main rival has conceded defeat, but official results are not confirmed.

A total of 35 candidates were vying for votes in the Presidential Election, the third since the end of the country's decades-long civil war in 2009.