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Section: General News - The Sri Lankan military says it is one step closer to ending a 25-year uprising by ethnic Tamil militants fighting for a separate homeland in this Indian Ocean island's northern tip. The military says it has captured a key rebel sea base.
The area in northeastern Sri Lanka that is controlled by the country's rebel group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, gets smaller every day.
Sri Lankan army spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara says the capture of the rebel naval base at Chalai is another sign that Asia's longest-running war is coming to an end.
"Strategically, the was another logistic base where they got all their supplies," he …