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Sri Lanka talks switch to Europe

Sri Lanka’s next round of peace talks will be moved from Thailand to Europe amid concern for the poor health of the Tamil Tigers’ chief negotiator. London-based Anton Balasingham, 64, has diabetes and underwent a kidney transplant in 2000. The talks could also be shortened from four days to two. A senior Sri Lankan Government official said Germany or Switzerland were likely venues for the talks, which may now take place on 6 and 7 February. The Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were working to finalise a venue, officials said. Full Story

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