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Sri Lanka says 20 rebels die in sea battle

Sri Lanka’s navy killed at least 20 Tamil Tiger rebels on Friday in a sea battle in the Jaffna region, a navy spokesman said, as the United States asked both sides to reverse the “negative momentum” of more violence. “There was a sea battle. We managed to destroy two boats and we have chased the others away,” Commander D.K.P. Dassanayake told Reuters. A military statement said there were 15 LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) boats involved. LTTE leaders were not immediately available for comment. Full Story

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