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Defections shatter Sri Lanka’s peace deal

The defection of opposition lawmakers to support Sri Lanka’s ruling party has scuttled chances for a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of ethnic bloodshed, officials say. President Mahinda Rajapakse expanded his cabinet to a record 53-members to accommodate 18 defectors from the right-wing United National Party (UNP), media minister Anura Yapa said on Sunday. Full Story

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