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Jaffna, Sri Lanka

NPR's Michael Sullivan reports that Sri Lankans went to the polls today to elect a new parliament, but in the city of Jaffna, residents seem disinterested in the results. They don't believe that the election will end the 17-year war between government forces and Tamil Tiger separatists, who are fighting for control of the region. The government currently has control of Jaffna, but the rebels are fighting hard to take the city, which they view as the cultural and spiritual home of Sri Lanka's Tamil minority.

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