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Sri Lankan president declares victory against rebels
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13:57, May 19, 2009

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Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse is addressing parliament to declare the government's military victory against Tamil Tiger rebels and outline his new policy after winning the three-decade-old civil war, parliamentary officials said Tuesday morning.

Rajapaksa told parliament that Sri Lanka's war victory against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is a cause for a celebration for the entire world.

The president said that the whole country should live together as one nation and protecting Tamils is his responsibility.

Sri Lankans let off fireworks in a main market as they celebrate what the government is saying is the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the north of the country, in central Colombo May 18, 2009.


Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks during the second day of the World Economic Forum annual meeting on the Middle East at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea May 16, 2009.


Source:Xinhua



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