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Sri Lanka Leader Wants to Duel Communist

From Reuters

President Junius R. Jayewardene has challenged the leader of a Communist group accused of more than 280 political killings to meet him in a duel, newspapers reported Monday.

They said Jayewardene, 81, challenged Rohana Wijeweera, 44, leader of the People’s Liberation Front, at an election rally.

“Let us fight face to face and see who will die and who will win. Why kill innocent people?” the state-run Daily News quoted the president as saying at the Sunday night rally.


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