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USA's topdiplomat for Sydasien siger, at Sri
Lanka's vægring ved at dele magten med tamilerne efter afslutningen på en blodig
25-års borgerkrig i maj kunne føre til fornyet vold. USA's viceudenrigsminister,
Robert Blake, udtalte også, at Sri Lanka bør tillade større bevægelsesfrihed for
de næsten 300.000 tamilere, der er jaget på flugt af krigen og sidder
indespærret i regeringslejre. Imidlertid satte præsident Mahinda Rajapaksa
spørgsmålstegn ved USA's officielle ret "til at tale på tamilernes vegne". USA
har sørget for nødhjælps-assistance til flygtningene, men længerevarende
genopbygningshjælp er afhængig af Sri Lanka's velvilje med hensyn til
genbosættelse, sagde Blake.

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