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Voting underway in Sri Lanka parliament election

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Voting to elect a new Parliament was underway in Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

It is expected to give strong support to the powerful and popular Rajapaksa brothers, reports AP.

At least four members of the family are contesting for seats and strong support for the Rajapaksas’ party could add to their political dynasty.

More than 16 million people are eligible to vote to elect 196 lawmakers, with the rest being named from a national list according to the number of votes received by each party or independent group.

Voting ends in the evening while counting starts on Thursday and the final results are expected to come out on Friday. Source: AP

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