Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa loses minority support ahead of polls

December 30, 2014 3:22 PM

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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa loses minority support ahead of polls

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Political parties mainly representing Sri Lanka's minority Tamils and Muslims, who account for a quarter of the total vote, have said they will back President Mahinda Rajapaksa's challenger in a Jan. 8 presidential poll.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA), former political proxy of the defeated Tamil Tiger rebels, said in a statement on Tuesday "the values of democracy, good governance, and rule of law have suffered unprecedented assault" under Rajapaksa.

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