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Rajapaksa Accepts Defeat, Reports AFP


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa accepted defeat at the 2015 General Election, AFP reported a short while ago.

““My dream of becoming prime minister has faded away,” Rajapaksa told AFP. “I am conceding. We have lost a good fight.”

He added that he will work as an opposition Member of Parliament.

According to results already released, the UNP has shown a marked increase in its vote share in a number of districts. MEanwhile the ITAK won all seats in Jaffna District.

However, UPFA managed to win all seats in Rajapaksa’s home district of Hambantota, albeit with a reduced majorit

– Asian Mirror.

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