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Sri Lanka leader Rajapaksa admits defeat in election

Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has admitted defeat in the presidential election, his office says.

President Rajapaksa has dominated politics for a decade, but faced an unexpected challenge from his health minister Maithripala Sirisena.

Yogita Limaye reports from the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.

  • 09 Jan 2015
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