Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Amidst violence, elections are held in Sri Lanka

Today, voters in Sri Lanka are heading to the polls to cast their ballot for president, culminating an election season that has been saturated with violence - in the past two weeks, at least four people have been killed in election-related attacks. This video contains more details, as well as information about the precautions being taken to ensure a fair election:

The race between current President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his challenger, the former army commander Sarath Fonseka, is extremely close. Bloomberg provides an overview of the race, noting that whoever wins will have the monumental job of helping the Sri Lankan economy recover after a 26-year civil war:


Anonymous said...

what can u do about healthcare.

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