Sri Lanka pulls out of Norway-brokered cease fire with Tamil rebels

January 3, 2008 18:32

Sri Lanka's government officially notified peace-broker Norway on Thursday that it is pulling out a cease-fire agreement with Tamil Tiger rebels. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama handed a letter to Norwegian ambassador Tore Hattrem, saying the government has decided to terminate the agreement, which Norway brokered in 2002, a Foreign Ministry statement said. The government has said growing violence over the last two years has rendered the agreement irrelevant.

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