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Sri Lanka sees moderate polling in early hours

Apr 7, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lankans began casting their votes on Thursday to elect the country’s new parliament in the first post-LTTE election, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa looking to consolidate his position against a tattered opposition. Polling got off to a moderate start this morning with 20 per cent of the electorate turning out to vote in the first four hours of polling, which commenced at 7:00 a m.   While Rajapaksa cast his vote from the Southern Hambantota district, the former Prime Minister and opposition United National Front chief Ranil Wickremasinghe voted from Colombo in the 14th Parliamentary elections.   www.indianexpress.com/news/firstpostcivilwarparliamentpollbeginsinsrilanka/601769/