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Rebels reject Sri Lanka President aid convoy plan

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers on Monday rejected government plans to send a one-off aid convoy through its territory to the far north, demanding instead that island’s main north-south highway be opened permanently. President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government closed the A9 highway that runs from the northern army-held Jaffna peninsula to the south in August as a new chapter in a two-decade civil war flared, arguing rebel artillery fire had made it unsafe. Full Story

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