Rajapaksa accepts defeat in parliamentary elections
August 18 , 2015
Aug 18, 2015 - The former president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday accepted defeat in the closely fought parliamentary elections. Media reports quoted Rajapaksa as saying that his dream of becoming the Prime Minister had faded away. Elections to pick a new 225-seat parliament were held on Monday; however, no party has secured a majority of 113 seats.