Sri Lanka: National security dominates in presidential election
18 November 2019 | 12:36 pm
Sri Lankan will elect a new president on Saturday, months after the April attacks jilted confidence in the government. Despite 35 contenders running, the vote will likely be dominated by two prominent candidates.
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