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* Sri Lanka rejects Reuters news item on Iran crude imports
Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 11:21 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today rejected a Reuters news item that attributed to a statement made by the Government Spokesperson and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella.

The External Affairs Ministry in a media release said that its attention has been drawn to a Reuters news item attributing to the Government Spokesperson and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella stated that Sri Lanka imports Iran Crude via third parties to avoid US sanctions.

A Reuters news item on Thursday attributing to the government spokesman reported that Sri Lanka has been buying Iranian crude through third parties from various countries and avoiding sanctions with the understanding of the United States.

"We have been buying (Iran crude) from third parties. But we have had some understanding with the U.S. as well," the report quoted Rambukwella as saying.

"The Government of Sri Lanka categorically rejects the contents of this news item as being wholly incorrect and devoid of any truth," the External Affairs Ministry said.

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