Sri Lankan presidential poll turns into vote on peace process: analysts

Pre-poll pacts by the prime minister have effectively turned Sri Lanka’s presidential vote into a referendum on Norway’s peace bid and cast doubts on a 3.2 billion dollar foreign aid package for tsunami recovery, analysts said. Pre-poll pacts by the prime minister have effectively turned Sri Lanka’s presidential vote into a referendum on Norway’s peace bid and cast doubts on a 3.2 billion dollar foreign aid package for tsunami recovery, analysts said. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse earlier in the week signed agreements with two nationalist parties for their support in the election in return for a raft of commitments which included the redrafting of a ceasefire with the Tigers.


Sri Lanka’s
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse (L) exchanges scrolls with

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