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Global banking giant HSBC Group opened its US$ 31 million call centre in Sri Lanka on Tue., as local financial markets dived following two days of military unrest in the North. Global banking giant HSBC Group opened its US$ 31 million call centre in Sri Lanka on Tue., as local financial markets dived following two days of military unrest in the North. Seven Sri Lankan soldiers were killed Tuesday in a landmine attack in the northern town of Jaffna, the second major attack blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels in three days, as the new army chief vowed to take on terrorism.

Despite the truce, a total of 22 people had been killed in Sri Lanka’s embattled northern and eastern regions since Saturday and the army and police have been put on high alert across the island.

The stockmarket plunged six percent or 130 points to 2,056.95 as investors cashed out of property and tourism related stocks. Brokers said two days of violence, has wiped off US$ 600 million from the market.

“We are not unduly worried about the situation here in Sri Lanka. HSBC has been around in this country for over 100 years,” said Alan Burton, Managing Director of HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt) L