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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Rajapaksa declares snap presidential election in SL.....

Colombo, Nov 20 (PTI) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today declared snap presidential poll to seek a record third term.

His proclamation to seek re-election was issued this afternoon at an auspicious hour, presidential officials said.

A message on the Rajapaksa's twitter account said he signed the proclamation declaring his intention to hold a presidential election seeking another term.

Rajapaksa became eligible to call an election yesterday after completing the mandatory four years in his second term.