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17 Nov 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected President of Sri Lanka

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

The man accused of running military death squads during decades of civil war in Sri Lanka has been elected President with an overwhelming majority.

Victory for former defence minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa, marks the return to power of a family dynasty which has been mired in allegations of corruption, nepotism, torture and other human rights abuses – as Simon Israel reports.

And a warning – there are scenes which viewers may find distressing.