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Sri Lanka rejects Tigers' offer

Article Date: 
26 May 2009

In an interview with the BBC, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said the LTTE rebels could not be trusted to give up "terrorism".

The rebels had said they would give up violence after their leader was killed in recent fighting in the north-east.

Article Source: 
BBC

Resentments in Sri Lanka Reflect Challenges to Peace

Article Date: 
21 Mar 2009

“My hope,” said the United States ambassador, Robert O. Blake, “is that with the end of fighting the president will really reach out to the Tamil and Muslim communities and give his vision of a united Sri Lanka that will include a measure of dignity and respect and a level of autonomy for them in the geographic areas in which they predominate across the country.”

Article Author: 
Seth Mydans
Article Source: 
New York Times
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