Sri Lanka Elections Marred by Irregularities

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Sri Lanka Elections Marred by Irregularities

Post by HeadBanger on May 10th 2008, 8:40 pm

Associated Press
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BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka -- Allegations of fraud, voter intimidation and sporadic violence marred elections in Sri Lanka's east Saturday despite the government's claims they would be a celebration of democracy for the region recently liberated from the Tamil Tiger rebels.

The vote was intended to show that a "new dawn" was coming to the impoverished area, to give minority communities a degree of self-rule and to counter rebel demands for an independent state.

Many voters said the new provincial government should focus on ending the chaos and violence in the east, which is divided among Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim communities.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121045711980883073.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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