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Sri Lankan lawmakers quit over tsunami aid

Marxists lawmakers quit Sri Lanka’s governing coalition Thursday over the president’s plan to share tsunami relief with ethnic Tamil rebels, weakening the ruling party’s hold on power, although it was not expected to cause an immediate collapse. The deal supported by President Chandrika Kumaratunga would set up a government-rebel body to ensure billions of dollars in aid is distributed to all tsunami-hit areas, including in the Tamil-majority north and east, parts of which are controlled by the rebels. Full Story

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