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Sri Lanka's Latest Casualty

Early on Oct. 18, five suicide boats, disguised as fishing vessels and crewed by members of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (l.t.t.e.), attacked a navy base near the picturesque Sri Lankan town of Galle. The raidŚwhich destroyed two naval speedboats and killed one sailorŚcame just 72 hours after 100 sailors died in a suicide attack on a naval convoy, the deadliest in the nation's history. This violence dims hopes for a cease-fire in Sri Lanka's civil war, and further threatens its vital tourism industry, ravaged by war and by the 2004 tsunami. Tourism Minister Anura Bandaranaike says the attack...

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