Security personnel patrol outside a polling station during the country’s presidential election. Photo: AP

Sri Lanka election: gunmen attack bus carrying Muslim voters

  • The assailants set fire to tyres on the road and set up makeshift roadblocks, before shooting and stoning two vehicles
  • The two front runners are housing minister Sajith Premadasa and the opposition candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa
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Security personnel patrol outside a polling station during the country’s presidential election. Photo: AP
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Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is running for president. Photo: EPA

Terminator versus pad man: for Sri Lankan voters, a tough choice

  • As Sri Lanka heads to the polls, in one corner sits Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, an ex-military chief famed for crushing the Tamil Tigers
  • In the other is Sajith Premadasa, the son of an assassinated president who is promising to improve menstrual hygiene
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Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is running for president. Photo: EPA
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