Sri Lanka: September 6, 2000


mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> Another Tamil politician withdrew from the October legislative elections because of death threats from rebels. Earlier, two other Tamil politicians withdrew for the same reasons. There are 5,477 candidates from 29 political parties and 99 independent groups running for 225 seats. There are twelve million eligible voters. In the north, warplanes and war ships attacked rebel positions. The army also captured a 14 year old girl serving with the rebels. She had been drafted into rebel ranks last May.. 


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