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.