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Confidence over Sri Lanka truce

The head of Norwegian-led monitors say Sri Lanka’s ceasefire will hold despite increased tension between Tamil Tiger rebels and the government. But the monitor, Hagrup Haukland, warned that both sides need to re-establish dialogue to avert the possibility of future clashes. The Tamil Tigers accuse the government of providing support to a splinter group of rebel fighters. The ceasefire has been in place since February 2002. “The ceasefire is going to hold, I am quite confident of that,” Mr Haukland is quoted as saying by Reuters. “We don’t think war is imminent at all.” Full Story

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