No official word yet on poll verdict, says Mahinda Rajapaksa

Written by: IANS
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Colombo, Aug 18:  Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday, Aug 18 said he has not received any official confirmation on Monday's general election and so cannot accept victory or concede defeat.

"Mahinda Rajapaksa hasn't yet received official final results of the general elections to accept victory or concede defeat," Rajapaksa's official Twitter account said.

No official verdict on polls: Rajapaksa

Monday, Aug 18 polls saw a keen contest between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe led United National Front (UNF) and the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) which has Rajapaksa as its main candidate.


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