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Sri Lanka Minister to Challenge President

A senior member of Sri Lanka's government says he is leaving the ruling party to run as the main opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapakse in upcoming elections. Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who left the government with at least three other ministers, said Friday he has been selected to become the main opposition candidate. Sirisena's defection from the government is a major setback for President Rajapakse who enjoys considerable support after leading a...

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