Northern Sri Lanka set for polls

People in northern region are due to vote in their first elections after 1983-2009 civil war.

    People in Sri Lanka’s northern region are about to vote in their first elections in 25 years.

    The region was used as the base for Tamil Tiger separatist rebels throughout the civil war from 1983 to 2009.

    The September 21 poll is being seen as an important test for President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Killinochchi, Northern Sri Lanka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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