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Sri Lankan President Junius R. Jayewardene told his ruling party’s parliamentary group that he will convene an “all-party conference” again to seek an end to the bitter ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese majority and the Tamils. Talks between the government and the Tamils collapsed in 1984. Observers have said the government’s last chance of avoiding all-out civil war is to induce moderate Tamils to accept a political settlement.


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