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Tamil despair over Sri Lanka offensive


The Sri Lankan armed forces have resumed their offensive against the Tamil Tigers in the north of the country. The fighting puts large numbers of civilians at risk.

The action has sparked bitter protests and hunger strikes by Tamil supporters in London in the UK.

Tim Whewell reports.


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