COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
On eve of Nov. 16 presidential election, Sri Lankan minority communities, particularly Tamils and Muslims are confused and feel betrayed by the successive governments, for not attending to their issues.
For Tamils, who are 12.6% of the 21 million population in the Buddhist majority island nation, the wounds of civil war are still fresh. In 2009, the Sri Lankan military defeated the separatist armed group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), bringing the 26-year-long civil war to an end.
They believe that neither former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, nor the incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena have addressed their grievances,