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Sri Lanka military chief resigns

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Sri Lanka's armed forces chief Gen Sarath Fonseka has resigned from his post just months after helping secure the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels.

Gen Fonseka is reportedly considering challenging President Mahinda Rajapaksa in an election to be held before April.

Speculation of a rift between the two men has been rife in recent months.

Charles Haviland reports from Colombo.

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