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Sri Lanka President vows to tame Tamil Tigers

Surveying a newly captured eastern rebel stronghold, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse on Saturday vowed to tame the Tamil Tiger rebels and liberate civilians, but said the door remained open to resume peace talks. Visiting troops in this parched corner of northeast Sri Lanka — where the ravages of weeks of artillery battles have blended with the destruction wrought by the 2004 tsunami — Rajapakse called on the Tigers to lay down arms, an idea the rebels laugh off. Full Story

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