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.