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Sri Lankan Cease-Fire Talks Set for April

Sri Lankan government negotiators and Tamil Tiger rebels agreed Thursday to resume their cease-fire talks in April and restrain the level of violence, Norwegian mediator Erik Solheim said. Solheim said the two sides agreed during two days of talks that they would meet again April 19-21 in Geneva in the effort to salvage their tattered cease-fire. The opposing sides agreed to take “all necessary measures to ensure that there will be no intimidation, acts of violence, abductions or killings,” said a joint statement read by Solheim. Both sides “are committed to respecting and upholding the cease-fire agreement,” the statement said. Full Story

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