Key Sri Lankan Tamil, Muslim parties back opposition presidential hope

Sri Lanka’s Tamil and Muslim parties, potential kingmakers in next month’s presidential polls, on Wednesday came out in support of the Sinhalese opposition candidate hoping he would end ethnic bloodshed. Sri Lanka’s Tamil and Muslim parties, potential kingmakers in next month’s presidential polls, on Wednesday came out in support of the Sinhalese opposition candidate hoping he would end ethnic bloodshed.


A poster of
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse (L) and opposition leader Ranil
Wickremesinghe (R) are pictured at an intersection in the capital Colombo.
Political parties scramble for voter attention by putting up flags (L) and
posters ahead of next month’s presidential elections where the two men are

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