Kilinochchi

 

Tamils wary of new Sri Lankan president

Staff Reporter

For Tamils erecting lifesized posters to mark the forthcoming Heroes' Day, when Tiger rebels remember their fallen, the election of Mahinda Rajapakse as new Sri Lankan president is a matter of concern. "We know Mahinda. He has been a politician for a long time. And we don't trust him," said Daruniali Saravanam, owner of a roadside eatery outside Kilinochchi, political capital of the rebels.