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Military hawk Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka election

Vote paves way for pro-China clan to return to power

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a tough-talking former defense secretary, campaigned on promises to restore discipline and strengthen national security.   © Reuters

COLOMBO -- Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won Sri Lanka's eighth presidential election, with ultranationalist support powering him past the moderate Sajith Premadasa in Saturday's polls.

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