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Sri Lanka agrees to key rebel demand for peace talks abroad

The Sri Lankan government has formally invited the Tamil Tigers to resume peace talks, saying it was “amenable” to a key guerrilla demand to hold negotiations abroad. Government spokesman Nimal Siripala de Silva told reporters that Colombo no longer insists that any future negotiations be conducted within the island. “Now the government is amenable,” de Silva said on Friday. “We have relaxed that condition (of insisting on talks in Sri Lanka) also. We are awaiting a positive response from the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam).” Full Story

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