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Double blow to Sri Lanka peace bid with sinking, assassination

A Tamil Tiger merchant ship was blown up following a tense stand-off with the navy, while the assassination of a Tamil politician further compounded problems for the island’s faltering peace process, officials said. The navy intercepted a rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) vessel, which they alleged was on a gun running operation off the island’s northeastern coast, defence officials said Saturday. The navy said the Tiger vessel which had no markings or flag, was with a smaller craft, probably unloading cargo from the bigger vessel. Full Story

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