23 Jul '11, 6am

CNA One killed in Sri Lanka ahead of vote: KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka - At least one man was killed Saturday in Sri

CNA One killed in Sri Lanka ahead of vote: KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka - At least one man was killed Saturday in Sri

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka - At least one man was killed Saturday in Sri Lanka on the eve of local elections in many parts of the country, including the island's former war zone, police said. Saturday's poll covers 65 administrative bodies, including 20 councils in the military-controlled districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu where fighting raged till May 2009, according to the elections department. National elections were held last year, including in the former war zone, but the local polls are the first since security forces declared an end to nearly four decades of ethnic conflict after wiping out the Tamil Tiger rebels. Hours before polling opened on Saturday, one supporter of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance was killed in the central Anuradhapura district following clashes between rival party supporters, police said. In the former Tamil rebel strong ...

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