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Rohitha Bogollagama
conflict in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's government is seeking a solution with Tamil separatists

Allan Little talks to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, Rohitha Bogollagama.

Sri Lanka's government appears to be pursuing a military solution to the separatist aspirations of the Tamil Tigers.

Although officially they're seeking a negotiated settlement, more than 3,000 people died last year in fighting between government and rebels.

The government has come under fire also from children's charities and non governmental organisations for human rights abuses.

It is alleged that they have colluded with paramilitaries who have abducted children to be used as soldiers.

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama defended his country's actions to Allan Little.

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