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Specter of Tamil Tigers looms as Sri Lanka goes to polls

Jan 07, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Nearly 6 years after Sri Lanka s army destroyed the Tamil Tigers their ghosts are haunting a bitterly fought presidential election

A Sri Lankan supporter holds up a flag as President Mahinda Rajapakse addresses a rally in Jaffna on January 2, 2015. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Sri Lankan leader faces election battle as war effect wanes

Jan 06, 2015 - 10:43 AM

The surprise decision of Mahinda Rajapakse s health minister Maithripala Sirisena to defect from the ruling party and stand as the main opposition candidate turns what might have been a walk over into a real contest

A Sri Lankan supporter holds up a flag as President Mahinda Rajapakse addresses a rally in Jaffna on January 2, 2015. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP