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Sri Lanka poll violence fears

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Campaigning has ended ahead of Tuesday's presidential election in Sri Lanka, amid speculation that violence will deter voters from casting their ballots.

Election clashes have so far left four dead and hundreds wounded. The government denies it has been behind the unrest and says it is stepping up security for the poll.

Charles Haviland is in Colombo

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