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Sri Lankans take to polls

Sri Lankans take to the polls today to vote for a new president. The two main candidates are widely viewed as hard-line advocates for the island's Sinhalese ethnic majority and are both closely associated with last May's military victory against the separatist Tamil Tigers.

Sri Lanka correspondent Charles Haviland investigates what the vote means for the island's Tamil minority.


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