Sri Lankan calm ends state of emergency there

A state of emergency imposed in Sri Lanka five months ago to deal with communal violence has been ended.

A Defense Ministry official said the emergency was allowed to lapse this weekend as the country returned to normal.

President Junius Jaywardene imposed the emergency on Aug. 17 to deal with violence between the majority Sinhala and minority Tamil communities.

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