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Sri Lanka seeks to scrap truce with Tigers

Sri Lanka plans to hold a referendum on whether to maintain a fragile five-year-old ceasefire between government troops and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, a state-run newspaper said Sunday. The government of President Mahinda Rajapakse hopes to “soon” hold the vote on the controversial February 2002 truce arranged and put in place by Norway, the Sunday Observer said. “The president is interested in looking at the proposed abolition of the ceasefire agreement in a democratic manner, enabling the voters to decide on the fate of the ceasefire agreement (CFA),” the Observer said. Full Story

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