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Tigers suspend Sri Lanka peace talks

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels announced they were suspending their participation in peace talks with the Colombo government, but said they were still committed to a negotiated settlement. Tamil Tiger rebels said in a four-page letter to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said they will not attend a crucial meeting that Japan is hosting in June to drum up international support for the island’s peace bid. “In accordance with the decision of our leadership, I am advised to bring to your urgent attention the deep displeasure and dismay of our organisation on some critical issues relating to the on-going peace process,” Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief negotiator, Anton Balasingham said. The decision of the LTTE would affect the seventh round of peace talks due to open in Thailand on April 29. However, the LTTE letter made no direct reference to the meeting. Full Story

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