Sri Lanka's Tamils Say They'll Back President's Challenger

January 7, 2015 8:58 AM

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The retired postal worker knows who he's voting against in Thursday's presidential election.

Like most ethnic Tamils on this island nation, he cannot even imagine voting for the current president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, a man who solidified his power base by crushing a brutal Tamil insurgency and then largely ignored Tamil demands to heal the wounds of the decades-long civil war.

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