Sri Lanka election: Record number of women campaign

A record number of 17,000 women contest local elections as law requires a quarter of all seats to be filled by women.

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    Votes are being counted in Sri Lanka after its most peaceful election for decades.

    It is the first vote since electoral laws changed - that has allowed a record number of women to campaign for a seat in local government election.

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.


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