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Tamil rebels seek peace guarantee

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels say political stability is needed for peace talks with the government to continue. But rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has reaffirmed his commitment to the peace process and the ceasefire. The comments come after Norwegian envoys met Mr Prabhakaran at a secret location. The meeting takes place amid a political crisis which has seen the president and prime minister locked in a power struggle. The envoys’ visit was originally intended to arrange fresh peace talks between rebels and the government, but it is now an attempt at crisis management. Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister, Vidar Helgessen, told journalists after his meeting that the Tigers felt they needed some clarity about who was in charge of the peace process. Full Story

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