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Protest at Sri Lanka Peace Process

Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans have held a rally in Colombo to protest against the handling of the peace process with Tamil rebels. The supporters of the country’s leading opposition party gathered in a park to shout anti-government slogans before dispersing peacefully. Opposition spokesman Maithripala Sirisena said the protests would be taken into the provinces over the next two months to put pressure on the government not to give too much to the rebels. The rally came a day after the head of the main opposition – and the country’s president – Chandrika Kumaratunga called for the Norwegian general who heads the island’s peace monitoring mission to be sacked. Mr Sirisena told the AFP news agency that the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe was trying to break up the country. And as positions on the peace process polarised, one Tamil MP quit Mrs Kumaratunga’s People’s Alliance to join the Tamil National Alliance. Full Story

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