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By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO - A night of suspense lay ahead for Sri Lanka as voting ended in a presidential election that could hand Mahinda Rajapaksa a third term or bring to power a rival who has vowed to root out corruption and political decay. Supporters of Mithripala Sirisena, a former government minister who deserted the president and changed sides to become the opposition's candidate in November, said figures showing a high voter turnout suggested a popular clamor for change. ...




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