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By The Washington Times

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it is preparing a major relief effort for Sri Lanka amid expections that the nation’s 26-year civil war will end within days – at a cost of tens of thousands of civilian lives.

The administration also called on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), whose forces are surrounded in eight square miles of swamp, to surrender peacefully and avoid further bloodshed.

“The conflict is at a decisive point, and we see the potential of major developments in the next 48 hours,” Michael S. Owen, acting deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, told reporters at the State Department.

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