2008-05-10 18:33:09

New Elections In Sri Lanka

(10 May 08 - RV) A rebel suicide squad sank a Sri Lankan naval vessel in the eastern port of Trincomalee this morning, just hours after a bomb killed 11 people last night in a crowded cafe.

The attacks came as Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province prepared for today’s elections.

The government has promised the provincial elections would herald a «new dawn» for the embattled region, which had been under rebel control for 13 years. The rebels were evicted from the area last year.

We spoke to the Archbishop of Colombo Oswald Gomis about the importance of the poll. RealAudioMP3

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