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Who wants to silence the Tamil newspaper Uthayan?

A hitherto unknown group calling itself the Tamil United Force to Safeguard the Country has threatened to kill all the employees of the Tamil-language newspaper Uthayan, the leading newspaper in the Jaffna peninsula, if they have not resigned by the end of today. “You have ignored many of our previous warnings,” said a message in Tamil signed by the group that was sent to the newspaper last weekend. “As a result we demand that Uthayan's journalists, employees, agents and guards formally resign (...)

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