Sri Lanka lifts curfew

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COLOMBO - The Sri Lankan government lifted a curfew imposed after the explosion that killed an opposition leader and 53 others as police sought more clues to the identity of the suicide bomber. The head of a woman found at the scene of the blast - a United National Party (UNP) campaign rally - was that of the killer, according to a senior policeman who declined to be identified.

The family of the UNP presidential candidate who was killed, Gamini Dissanayake, and some police officers have blamed Tamil rebels for the killing. The rebels deny involvement. Reuter