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Sri Lankan President Junius R. Jayewardene said his government has declared war on Tamil guerrillas fighting for a separate state in the north of the island nation. “We cannot wait any longer, no matter whether there are peace talks or not,” he told a meeting of his United National Party. Jayewardene warned that all Sri Lankans will have restrictions placed on their freedom, but he did not elaborate. Meanwhile, leaders of four Tamil guerrilla groups agreed to meet with Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to discuss proposals for halting the ethnic strife.


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