NYT: Tamils Dominate Vote in Sri Lanka Province

By Gardiner Harris, Published On Monday, October 21, 2013
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka — Despite an apparent campaign of dirty tricks by its opponents and reported efforts at intimidation, the Tamil National Alliance won a sweeping victory on Sunday in the first provincial elections in 25 years in Sri Lanka’s war-torn north. With most of the votes counted by 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the Tamil alliance had won 78 percent of the vote in the Northern Province and was expected to win 30 of the 36 seats directly contested on the provincial council.

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