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Sri Lanka offers Tamil autonomy as US warns against war

Sri Lanka has moved closer to granting more autonomy to minority Tamils under a new initiative backed by the opposition, as the United States warned against a return to full-scale war on the island. President Mahinda Rajapakse wrapped up a meeting with major opposition parties of the majority Sinhalese community with an agreement to draft a political package to put to Tamil Tiger rebels, his spokesman said on Friday. “The president proposed, and there was tacit agreement, to appoint a small committee to come up with a political proposal,” the spokesman said. Full Story

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