Vote counting underway in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election

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  • Vote counting is underway in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election. Nearly 70 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots on Wednesday to choose 225 lawmakers. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party is expected to win. He is hoping to install his older brother and former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister.

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    Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. Sri Lanka has been called “the pearl of the Indian ocean” because of its shape and location.

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