Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Could Face an Election Upset

January 8, 2015 9:38 AM

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Could Face an Election Upset

Sri Lanka went to the polls on Thursday, kicking off an election that could result in the biggest shake-up of its government in over a decade.

Thousands lined up to vote at more than 12,000 polling stations across the country after the polls opened at 7 a.m. local time, with local media reporting that most districts had showed a turnout of 30 to 40% within the first three hours.

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