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Sri Lanka political decision: Voting under path after troublesome battle

Sri Lankans started deciding on Saturday to choose another president in a political race that has seen rising strict strains and an easing back economy become the dominant focal point in the South Asian island country. 

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a previous safeguard pastor and sibling of double cross previous president Mahinda Rajapaksa, and Sajith Premadasa, the decision United National Party's (UNP) applicant, are the main two contenders in a survey that has a record 35 up-and-comers competing to lead Sri Lanka's administration. 

Surveys opened at 7:00am nearby time (01:30 GMT), with 15.9 million Sri Lankans qualified to cast a ballot at 12,845 surveying stations in the nation's 22 appointive areas, as indicated by the Election Commission. 

At an opportune time Saturday, unidentified shooters opened fire on a guard of in excess of a 100 transports conveying voters - chiefly Muslims - at Thanthirimale, about 240km (150 miles) north of Colombo, political decision eyewitnesses said.…