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12:00 AM, December 04, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 04, 2010

Lankan protesters try to storm UK embassy

Demonstrators have tried to storm the British embassy in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo over Tamil protests that marred President Mahinda Rajapaksa's UK visit.
A Sri Lankan government minister led the rally outside the high commission, accusing Britain of supporting Tamil Tiger separatists.
Mr Rajapaksa's speech to the Oxford Union had to be cancelled this week because of the Tamil protests.
Sri Lanka denies war crimes during its defeat of the Tamil Tigers last year.
Both sides have been accused by human rights groups of crimes against humanity during the final phase of the 26-year insurgency, which ended in May last year.
Hundreds of flag-waving protesters tried to push down police barricades outside the British high commission on Friday and advance on the building, but they were held back by police.

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