President of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has declared that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Presidential candidate of the SLPP, has been elected as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka with a majority of 1,360,016 votes.
Gotabhaya Rajapakse got 6 924 255 votes and he obtained 52.25% of the valid votes while the second place was secured by 41.99%.In that case Sajith Premadasa obtained 5 564 239 votes.
Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the presidential candidate of the National People's Power obtained third place with 418 553 votes and he obtained 3.16% of the Valid votes.
Mahesh Senanayake, the Presidential candidate of the National People's Movement obtained 49 655 votes with a percentage of 0.37%.
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is to be sworn in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka tomorrow(18).