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Sri Lanka denies agreeing to talks with rebels

The Sri Lankan government denied on Wednesday having agreed to hold unconditional peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels, as announced by international mediators. “The Government of Sri Lanka is highly disturbed with regard to the statement made by the Norwegian facilitator, as the government neither agreed for unconditional talks nor was consulted,” it said in a statement. The denial came a day after international mediators and donors announced in Brussels that Colombo and the rebels had agreed to hold unconditional peace talks, and suggested the negotiations should take place in Oslo in early October. Full Story

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