The Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, was on Wednesday declared the winner in the presidential election held on Tuesday.

According to the all-island final result posted on the website of the island-nation's Department of Elections, Mr. Rajapaksa obtained 6,015,934 votes (57.88 per cent). His main opponent, Sarath Fonseka, secured 4,173,185 votes (40.15 per cent).

Click here for official result of the Presidential election held on Jan 26.