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Norway’s new peace envoy opens talks with Sri Lankan rebels

Norway’s new peace envoy opened talks with Tamil Tiger rebels as the Sri Lankan government’s key electoral partner renewed calls for removing Oslo from the negotiations. Jon Hanssen-Bauer, Oslo’s newly appointed emissary, travelled to the rebel-held northern town of Kilinochchi on Wednesday for discussions with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), officials and the rebels said. A Tiger website said Hanssen-Bauer was accompanied in a military helicopter by Norway’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Hans Brattskar. The Tigers said he was holding talks with LTTE political wing leader S.P. Thamilselvan but gave no details. Full Story

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