Sri Lanka Tamil party says military attacked its poll campaign

[Reuters]

Legislators of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which backed the now defeated Tamil Tiger rebels, said supporters were chased away at a meeting in the main town of Jaffna by the military at the start of the first election campaign for 52 local bodies in northern district.

The July 23 polls are the first local government elections in the former war zone in 26 years due to a three-decade war.

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