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WOUNDED SRI LANKA CHIEF ASKS TAMILS TO FIGHT TERROR

Speaking from her hospital bed, President Chandrika Kumaratunga appealed to SriLanka's minority Tamils on Sunday to join her in fighting terrorism, just hours after surgeons operated on her right eye to remove shrapnel from a suicide bombing attack.

Kumaratunga was wounded in the explosion Saturday night at her final campaign rally before Tuesday's presidential election. Twenty-two people were killed, and 11 others died in another suicide bombing at an opposition party gathering.

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