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2. 50 pm : President Wickremesinghe also requests the Speaker to allow him to take oaths outside the Parliament chamber and within the Parliamentary complex.

12. 47 pm : President Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is willing to commence discussions with all parties from tomorrow.

12. 46 pm : Addressing Parliament, newly elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe calls on all parties to work together to resolve the issues in the country.

Dullas Alahapperuma secures 82 votes and Anura Kumara Dissanayake obtains 3 votes.

A total of 223 MPs voted, while 2 abstained.  A total of 219 votes identified as valid votes and 4 as invalid.

Ranil Wickremesinghe secures 134 and wins the Presidential vote with a majority.

12. 43 pm : Ranil Wickremesinghe elected 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka.

12. 36 pm : The counting of valid votes concludes.

12. 14 pm : The Speaker repeats the request for other Members of Parliament to remain seated until the conclusion of the counting of votes.

12. 10 pm : The counting of valid votes commences.

The Secretary-General of Parliament announces four invalid votes.

12.09 pm : The separating of valid and invalid votes concludes. Empty ballot box displayed to Members of Parliament.

11. 52 am : The vote counting process commences with the Secretary-General of Parliament checking for valid and invalid votes.

11. 50 am : The counting of votes to elect a new President of Sri Lanka gets underway in Parliament.

11. 49 am : Presidential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake nominates MP Vijitha Herath to observe the counting of votes.

11. 48 am : Presidential hopeful Dullas Alahapperuma nominates MP Dilan Perera to observe the counting of votes.

11.47 am : Presidential hopeful Ranil Wickremesinghe nominates MP Harin Fernando to sit through the counting of votes.

11. 46 am : The voting to elect a new President concludes.

11.45 am : As per the regulations, Secretary-General of Parliament commences roll call of MPs who refrained from voting before.

11. 27 am : MP D. Weerasingha was also allowed to vote ahead of his roll call due to being unwell.

11. 25 am : Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa casts his ballot. 

11.15 am : Members of Parliament allow MP Samanpriya Herath to cast his vote ahead of the roll call due to being unwell and in need of going back to the hospital. (newwire)

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