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Sri Lanka marks day of victory

Jun 18, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday pledged to resolve the “problems faced from terrorism” by the people in the North by the end of the year and asserted that there could be no imported solution to the problems faced by the people of the island nation. Addressing an impressive tri-service victory parade to mark the military victory of the security forces over the LTTE in May last year, Mr. Rajapaksa maintained that Sri Lanka would not accept conditional external aid. With participation of over 9,000 security forces personnel, the parade was the largest ever military show organised in the island nation. It is billed to be an annual event.   www.hindu.com/2010/06/19/stories/2010061955301600.htm