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Sri Lanka’s election results worry ethnic Tamils

Winner Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s support dips in majority Tamil areas, where people have not forgotten his role in the civil war.

The result of Sri Lanka‘s presidential election highlights a split along ethnic lines.

Most of the majority Sinhalese Buddhist community voted for the winner, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

But his support dipped in majority Tamil areas.

People there have not forgotten Rajapaksa’s role in the civil war.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Colombo.