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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Condemns Tamil Tigers as Terrorists

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Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahendra Rajapakse has condemned the Tamil Tiger rebels as terrorists for their suspected involvement in the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. He made the remarks as Mr. Kadirgamar was given a state funeral in Colombo Monday, amid tight security. President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who survived a 1999 bomb attack, ignored security concerns and joined foreign and local dignitaries to pay her last respects at the cremation ceremony. The rebels have denied any involvement. But the killing has intensified fears that the almost three-year-old peace plan, brokered by Norway, may be close to collapse. Norwegian officials say they will undertake a "serious review" of the peace process in light of the assassination. Mrs. Kumaratunga has said the government will abide by the cease-fire.
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