Sri Lanka strongman Rajapaksa wins presidency by big margin

President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa waves at his supporters as he leaves his house in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka‚Äôs former civil wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats following Easter bombings this year. Rajapaksa, who will be sworn into office in an ancient Buddhist temple on Monday, is the latest nationalist leader […]

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