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Sri Lanka Tigers warn against EU ban as violence escalates

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels have warned that an imminent European ban on them could scuttle future peace negotiations as two soldiers were killed in mine attacks. London-based Anton Balasingham said his Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) would retreat from a peace process with the government if they are listed by the 25-member European Union (EU) as a terrorist group. Balasingham said the EU plan was to isolate the Tigers, and force them back to stalled ceasefire talks and negotiations on a formal peace process on hold since April 2003. But he warned the strategy would backfire. Full Story

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