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Sri Lanka's president under fire

Sri Lanka’s president has been accused of untenable arrogance by the prime minister, her rival for power. President Chandrika Kumaratunga told the nation on Tuesday that a secret swearing-in ceremony had extended her term by a year – until the end of 2006. GL Peiris, a spokesman for the prime minister, said the president’s move was undemocratic and illegal. The president and the prime minister’s feud has paralysed efforts to make peace with Sri Lankan Tamil rebels. Full Story

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