BBC: Election in 60 Seconds

BBC, London, September 19, 2013

On Saturday 21 September, the mainly Tamil people of the far north of Sri Lanka will get the chance to vote for an administration that was first promised to them a quarter of a century ago.The Northern Province is the only one among the island’s nine provinces that has never had its own council, and it’s predicted that a strongly Tamil nationalist grouping will sweep the polls.From the city of Jaffna, our correspondent, Charles Haviland looks at what’s at stake – in just 60 seconds.

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