Sri Lankans queue up to elect new parliament
Apr 7, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lankans are voting for a new parliament amid heavy security, months after President Mahinda Rajapaksa was re-elected by a substantial margin.
His government has since then detained his main presidential rival and ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka and the opposition coalition has split up.
But Gen Fonseka is standing in these polls on behalf of a new political alliance despite his incarceration.
Correspondents say the campaign has been marked by low-level violence.
As voters lined up in polling stations throughout country, the president cast his ballot in his home village of Medamulana in the south.