Sri Lanka's ruling coalition wins majority of parliament seats
Apr 9, 2010 4:13:50 PM - yahoo.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to eventually secure a two-thirds mandate. Some fear that would work against reconciliation among Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims. Sri Lanka's ruling coalition sailed to victory by winning more than half the parliament's seats in this week's election, poll officials announced Friday, boosting its power and setting off a massive celebration.