President of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has officially announced that the Sri Lanka Peoples Party (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has won the 2019 presidential election.
The total votes polled by the main candidates are as follows.
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa- SLPP - 6,924,255
Sajith Premadasa - NDF- 5,564,239
Anura Kumara Dissanayake -NMPP- 418,553
Total votes cast - 13,387,951
Rejected votes - 135,472
Valid votes - 13,252,499
Accordingly, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is to be sworn in as the next President with more than 13 000 000 of votes.