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PM Modi Congratulate Gotabaya as New President of Sri Lanka


Gotabaya Rajapaksa,70 likely to be the new president of sri lanka. He is best known as the man who crushed the Tamil Tigers. According to official results, Rajapaksa received 52.25 percent (6,924,255) votes while Premdas got 41.99 percent (5,564,239) votes.

In a statement on Twitter, Rajapaksa made a call for national unity saying “all Sri Lankans are part of this journey“.

Rajapaksa is a retired soldier who commanded the Defense Department of Sri Lanka during the time when his elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa was the President 10 years ago and had also promised the strong leadership to secure the island of 22 million people. When Sri Lanka ended its war with the Tamil Tigers in 2009, he was also the head of the Department of Defense.

Although the political future of the family seemed to be vanishing after the 2015 defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa. But when the Gotabaya has strengthened the position since the Easter attacks on 21 April this year. 269 ​​people were killed in these attacks.

PM Narendra Modi Tweeted and congratulate to Rajpaksa as the new president of Sri lanka.

During the election campaign, he presented himself as a nationalist and champion of the Sinhalese Buddhists majority, while also promising strong national security in the wake of the April attacks.