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S.Lanka rebels agree to talks on monitors’ safety

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers said on Friday they had accepted an invitation by peace broker Norway for talks in Oslo on June 8-9 regarding the security of Nordic truce monitors, but stressed they would not be peace talks. Norway made the offer last month after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) attacked navy boats with truce monitors aboard during the worst sea battle with government forces since a 2002 ceasefire. The rebel acceptance comes just days after the 25-nation European Union blacklisted them as a terrorist group and moved to freeze their assets. Full Story

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