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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.   news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8608482.stm