Sri Lanka's main Muslim party quits govt ahead of polls

Sri Lanka's main Muslim party on Sunday quit the government and decided to support the opposition in the January 8 presidential polls in a move seen as a major setback to President Mahinda Rajapakse's bid to seek a record third term.

SLMC to oppose abolition of provincial councils system

Sri Lanka`s main Muslim party, an ally in ruling coaltion, has resolved to oppose the abolition of a constitutional amendment.