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The Sri Lanka government has extended the self-imposed deadline to defeat the Tamil Tigers in the north. Senior Presidential Advisor, Basil Rajapaksa, MP, pledged to hoist the Sri Lankan flag in rebel-held areas by the end of the current Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Satah Fonseka, and the government has earlier vowed to “wipe out” the Tamil Tigers by April, this year. Addressing an election meeting in Kantale, President Rajapaksas younger brother said the governments decision whether to continue with the war would depend upon the outcome of the elections.

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