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Sri Lanka's northern Tamils elect ex-rebel Tamil party at polls

Jul 24, 2011 7:16:51 AM - yahoo.com
KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Tamils in Sri Lanka's war-weary north elected the political proxy of the defeated Tamil Tiger rebels in local polls held for the first time since at least 1999, drubbing President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ruling party, election results showed Sunday.