Sri Lanka's president marked victory over Tamil Tiger guerrillas with a vow that Tamils would not be victimised, but the minority community remains deeply suspicious after years of discrimination.
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Accounting for about 13 percent of the island's 20 million population, Tamils have long been wary of governments run by the Sinhalese-majority, which they accuse of treating them like second-class citizens.
President Mahinda Rajapakse told parliament on Tuesday that "all should live with equal rights. They should live without any fear or doubt." "Let us all be united," he said.
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Image: Pro Tamil Tiger demonstrators protest in front of the Brandenburg Gate, next to the US embassy, in Berlin on Monday.