Sri Lankan president braces for coalition split over Tamil aid deal



Sri Lankan plain clothes policemen forcibly carry away Buddhist monk Dambara
Amila ending his fast to the death in Colombo, 15 June 2005. (AFP)

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga braced Wednesday for the departure from government of a key coalition partner over plans for a tsunami aid sharing deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, officials said.



Sri Lankan plain clothes policemen forcibly carry away Buddhist monk Dambara
Amila ending his fast to the death in Colombo, 15 June 2005. (AFP)

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga braced Wednesday for the departure from government of a key coalition partner over plans for a tsunami aid sharing deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, officials said. Kumaratunga fired a 17-page letter to the Marxist JVP, or People’s Liberation Front, rejecting their allegations