Mahinda Rajapaksa – the former president of Sri Lanka failed to make hat-trick this time. People of Sri Lankan, this time, have chosen Maithripala Sirisena as their new president.
Rajapaksha’s nearly a decade long rule was noted for the defeat of LTTE by ending the long lasting civil war in the country. But his contribution in the defeat of LTTE could not help him winning the elections. Anti-incumbency, allegations of corruption and nepotism and his policies that isolated minority Tamils and Muslims are believed to be the reasons behind his defeat