Mahinda Rajapaksa is celebrating a convincing victory in the country's presidential election.
Polls show he beat his rival, the former army general, Sarath Fonseka, by almost twenty per cent.
But Fonseka has rejected the result, and troops have been deployed on the streets of the capital, Colombo.
Mike Hanna reports.
January 21, 2010
Source: Al Jazeera