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Sri Lanka rebel aid pact salvageable but damage done

Sri Lanka may be able to save a tsunami aid-sharing pact that donors hoped could jumpstart peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels, but a court freeze on the deal has further strained a ceasefire already on the brink of collapse. Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court suspended the deal to share $3 billion worth of international aid with the Tigers last week after objecting to plans for a relief fund in the rebel’s northern stronghold, a ruling which diplomats and analysts say has further eroded trust between the foes. Full Story

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