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An agreement between the government and the Tamil National Alliance, the TNA, on a lasting political settlement is also criticial, and we urge both sides to approach negotiations in a spirit of trust, empathy and good faith to reach a political solution that is in the best interests of all Sri Lankan citizens. It is our sincere hope that the government and people of Sri Lanka will seize this opportunity to build a democratic, tolerant society that will lead to lasting peace and properity that leads to a future of hope and dignity for all.
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