Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: EPA Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: EPA
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: EPA

Sri Lanka’s thousands of destitute war widows pin hopes on new president

Official figures show 27,000 widows head households in Jaffna, where the conflict was centred, while local politicians put the figure much higher.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: EPA Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: EPA
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: EPA
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