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Blasts heard in Sri Lanka’s north ahead of key vote: monitor

[AFP, Tuesday, 26 January 2010 09:14 No Comment]

At least four explosions were heard in Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil heartland of Jaffna ahead of Tuesday’s crucial presidential vote, an independent election monitor told AFP.

Residents in the northern peninsula counted the pre-dawn blasts, but the source of the explosions was unclear, said Sunil Jayasekara, a monitor for the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence.

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