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Sri Lanka police raid losing candidate’s office: aide

[The Washington Post, Friday, 29 January 2010 10:43 No Comment]

Sri Lankan police raided the office of losing presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka on Friday, an aide said, two days after troops had surrounded him inside a hotel on suspicion he was plotting a coup.

"The police Special Task Force broke into the office of Sarath Fonseka," aide Asanka Madegara told Reuters.

A Reuters journalist saw police commandoes outside the location of Fonseka’s office. A police spokesman could not immediately confirm if there had been a raid.

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