Mahinda Rajapakse declared sixth executive president of Sri Lanka
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 January 2010, 13:20 GMT]
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake declared Wednesday
evening that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been elected sixth
executive president in Tuesday’s presidential election. President
Rajapaksa polled 6,015,934 (57.88 %) per cent of the vote against the
4,173,185 (40.15 %) secured by opposition common candidate Sarath
Mr..Dayananda Dissanayake said after announcing the results that he
was a disappointed person as his directives were not adhered by the
State media and some government department heads during the
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake said a short while ago
that he does not feel it is appropriate for him to continue to serve
in the post after the conclusion of Tuesday’s presidential polls.
Hence he was to retire soon from the post as early as possible.