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* Flash: Sri Lanka govt withdraws from Ceasefire Agreement
Wednesday, January 2, 2008, 16:28 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 02, Colombo: The Sri Lanka government today decided to withdraw from the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Norway, as the peace facilitator, will be informed, a Minister said.

Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake at today’s Cabinet meeting proposed to annul the CFA, signed in February 22, 2002, between then United National Front government and the LTTE leadership, government defence spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

“All the Cabinet Ministers agreed for that and the Premier was tasked to inform the matter to the Norwegian facilitators soon,” he said.

The decision came soon after another claymore mine attack on a Sri Lanka Army bus in the populated Slave Island area of Colombo this morning. At least four people, three of whom were civilians, were killed, and 24 others were injured.

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