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Sri Lanka rebels leave for talks

A team of Tamil Tiger rebels has left for Geneva for crucial talks with Sri Lanka’s government, officials say. The meeting on 22-23 February will be the first face-to-face talks at such a high level for nearly three years. The two sides decided to meet in Switzerland after negotiations by Norwegian envoy Erik Solheim. The two days of talks are aimed at boosting a threadbare four-year truce. Mounting violence in recent months has raised fears of a return to civil war. Full Story

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