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US embassy in Sri Lanka shut indefinitely after terrorist threat

The US embassy in Sri Lanka was shut indefinitely due to a “security threat” after a letter containing a suspect substance was received, diplomatic sources said. Staff were ordered to leave the embassy compound as well as a nearby building where the USAID and the US Information Service is located, the sources said Tuesday. An embassy spokesman declined to give details, but said the sudden closure was prompted by “security reasons”. “The embassy is closed for an indefinite period due to security and administrative reasons and that is all we can say at the moment,” embassy spokesman Chris Long told AFP when contacted on a mobile phone. Full Story

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