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No homeland for Tigers: S.Lanka President

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse on Monday ruled out Tamil Tiger demands for a separate homeland in the island’s north and east, but said he would rein in armed groups — a central rebel demand ahead of crunch talks. “There’s only one country, we can share power. Not a separate state. That idea must be taken off…it is completely out,” Rajapakse told Reuters in an interview ahead of upcoming talks with the rebels in Switzerland to avoid a slide back to war. Full Story

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