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S Lanka leader urges truce review

Sri Lanka’s new President Mahinda Rajapakse has demanded a review of a ceasefire deal with Tamil Tiger rebels. He said the country needed a new peace process that would not tolerate “terrorism” – but added that he was ready for talks. Mr Rajapakse said a solution to the long-running conflict would be found in a unitary state, rejecting Tigers’ demand for an independent homeland. Negotiations are deadlocked and the 2002 truce is increasingly fragile.Full Story

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