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Tamil Tiger Rebels Reject Sri Lanka Talks

Tamil Tiger rebels on Wednesday rejected a government offer to hold crucial talks inside Sri Lanka, officials said, dealing a blow to efforts to revive the island’s stalled peace process. The rebels’ rejection of the offer came a week after the government refused Norway as the venue for the talks to review an increasingly fragile truce, arguing the rebels would use a foreign location to promote their autonomy bid. Both sides have turned down several offers, complicating efforts to hold what would be the first high-level negotiations since talks stalled in 2003, a year after they were brokered by Norway. Full Story

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