Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo after conceding defeat in polls on Friday. Photo: EPAFormer Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo after conceding defeat in polls on Friday. Photo: EPA
Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo after conceding defeat in polls on Friday. Photo: EPA

Rajapaksa asked army to intervene after losing Sri Lanka presidency, says new administration

Spokesman for newly-elected President Maithripala Sirisena says former leader asked the military to deploy troops when he realised voters had rejected him

Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo after conceding defeat in polls on Friday. Photo: EPAFormer Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo after conceding defeat in polls on Friday. Photo: EPA
Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo after conceding defeat in polls on Friday. Photo: EPA
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