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Tsunami May Spur Sri Lanka Civil Strife

In Sri Lanka, there are concerns that government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels may exploit the tsunami crisis to strengthen their positions. Mutual mistrust exists despite a fragile truce dating to 2002, and there are reports both sides are trying to control aid distribution. Some observers hope the crisis will underscore the need for both sides to end the war for good. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.