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Sri Lankan President Concedes Defeat

Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has admitted defeat in the presidential election.  His office said Rajapaksa had left Temple Trees, his official residence. President Rajapaksa, in office since 2005, faced an unexpected challenge from his health minister, Maithripala Sirisena, who came out victorious in Thursday's election. Until just a few weeks ago, Rajapaksa was widely expected to easily win his third term in office. But that changed suddenly in...

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