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Sri Lanka Increases Security on Peninsula

Security forces clamped down on Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Jaffna Peninsula on Monday to guard against anti-government demonstrations and a Japanese envoy said he would travel to a nearby area to try to meet rebels and avert a civil war. Envoy Yasushi Akashi met with President Mahinda Rajapakse in Colombo and said he intended to go Tuesday to Kilinochchi, the Tamil Tigers’ de-facto capital about 40 miles south of Jaffna, even though he had yet to secure a meeting with the rebels’ leader. Full Story

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