ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sri Lanka s Presidential Elections

S W R de A Samarasinghe The December 1988 presidential election was the most violent in Sri Lanka's history; it also witnessed the lowest ever poll. To what extent was the outcome of the election influenced by the violence and the low poll? And what do the trends visible in the presidential election presage for the parliamentary election due next month?

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