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Rajapaksa’s Muslim ally to fight polls alone

Sri Lanka’s leading Muslim party SLMC, a key ally of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has decided to contest the northern provincial council elections alone. Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem is the minister of justice at the centre and a key ally of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition led by Rajapaksa.
‘We will contest the northern election under our own party symbol of tree’, Shafik Rajabdeen, SLMC national organiser said. He said that the party’s supreme council after long deliberations taken the decision which will apply for the other two provincial councils - the north western and central councils.  
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