Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be confirmed as Sri Lanka president today

Sri Lanka’s previous wartime resistance boss Gotabaya Rajapaksa will make vows as the President at the Ruwanweli Maha Saya in Anuradhapura today.

Gotabaya will make vows as the seventh President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Rajapaksa has won a presidential political race on Sunday that has part the nation along ethnic lines.

Official results indicated Mr Rajapaksa, 70, took 52.25% of the vote. His opponent Sajith Premadasa had just yielded.

Mr Rajapaksa was the unmistakable victor in Sinhalese lion’s share regions while Mr Premadasa scored better in the Tamil-overwhelmed north.

The political decision is Sri Lanka’s first since the lethal Easter Sunday assaults.

Mr Rajapaksa, who has situated himself as a solid figure who can guarantee Sri Lankans’ security, is an exceptionally questionable figure among the nation’s in excess of 2,000,000 Tamils.

He and his sibling Mahinda Rajapaksa, the previous president, initiated the destruction of nonconformist Tamil Tiger revolts in 2009, finishing a decades-in length war in which in any event 100,000 individuals passed on.

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