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Sri Lanka war 'all but over'

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Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka are ready to lay down their arms after more than two decades of conflict with government forces. A spokesman for the rebel group has said the group is not surrendering. Correspondent Damien Grammaticus reports from Colombo and Dr Palitha Kohona, secretary at the Sri Lankan ministry of foreign affairs, discusses the latest developments.

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