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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

President Rajapakse tells ambassadors that his patience

[b]President Rajapakse tells ambassadors that his patience is running out[/b]

[b]Colombo, 10 January, ([/b] President Mahinda Rajapakse briefed the Ambassadors of the Co-Chair countries of the Tokyo Donor Conference -- Japan, United States, European Union and Norway -- yesterday on the continuing escalation of violence by the LTTE .

Earlier, addressing a public meeting he had warned that the LTTE should not take his restraint, due mainly to his Buddhist upbringing, as a sign of weakness.

In his briefing to the ambassadors he condemned forcefully the unprovoked suicide attack on a Sri Lanka Navy Fast Attack Craft on Saturday which claimed the lives of 13 Navy Personnel and destroyed the Navy vessel.

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