Voting in Vavuniya, by Amali Ramanayaka/Perambara
In what I hope will be the last of my election posts, here are some photos from Perambara. Mahinda Rajapaksa won, but there was a lot of drama and excitement along the way. I think the election was unfair, but power has its own demands and exigencies. So congratulations to Mahinda Rajapakse, if possible, it would be cool if this country could either follow the Constitution or change it, if only to reduce the chaos levels a bit. Thank you to Sarath Fonseka for being brave and crazy enough to put up an opposition. Life goes on and Sri Lanka is still a nice place to live and visit. Here are some photos of the polling if you’d like to see.
Voting in Menik Farm (IDP camp), by Amali Ramanayaka/Perambara
Celebration in Hikkaduwa, by Dinidu de Alwis/Perambara
An official crosses of the name of a voter in Kilinochchi, by Anupama Ganegoda/Perambara
Ballot boxes in Matara, by Dinidu de Alwis/Perambara
More photos are available from Perambara’s Flickr stream.