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Rebels: Killing May Harm Sri Lanka Talks

The Tamil Tiger rebels said Tuesday the killings of one of its top political leaders and five others may disrupt tsunami relief work and the resumption of peace talks with the government, which denied it was behind the attack. Tamil Tiger leader E. Kausalyan was killed Monday as he traveled to the eastern town of Batticaloa, about 135 miles east of Colombo, military spokesman Brig. Daya Ratnayake said. Four of his associates died immediately and a fifth — former Tamil lawmaker A. Chandranehru — succumbed to his injuries Tuesday, said Dr. Hector Weerasinghe of the National Hospital in Colombo. “We fear that these killings would have a serious impact on the humanitarian relief work undertaken now and for the recommencement of peace talks,” the rebels said in a statement on their Web site. Full Story

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