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Security tight as Sri Lanka's east coast holds key polls

A heavy security blanket was thrown over eastern Sri Lanka ahead of Saturday’s local polls, seen as a key test for the hawkish government as it escalates the war against Tamil rebels. President Mahinda Rajapakse is hoping the east’s first provincial council elections in 20 years will deliver a show of public support, despite concerns about the human and economic costs of the latest round of fighting. Full Story

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