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Sri Lanka says cease-fire with rebels useless

President Mahinda Rajapaksa told foreign diplomats Thursday that a cease-fire with Tamil Tiger rebels would be useless and vowed to fight on and destroy the group.

 

Rajapaksa said that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels only understand the "language of terror" and therefore the government must confront them with military force, according to a copy of his speech released by his office. (AP)