Sri Lanka’s peace broker Norway shut its embassy here after the diplomatic mission received a package containing a white powder suspected to be anthrax. Investigators were called to the embassy compound after the mission received an envelope containing the substance, a police spokesman said Thursday. Norwegian diplomats said the embassy was closed after the discovery. The embassy had previously received a similar package which turned out to be a hoax. The latest scare came as Oslo’s top peace envoy to Sri Lanka, Erik Solheim, was visiting the island in another bid to try to salvage a faltering peace process between the government and separatist Tamil rebels.The US embassy here closed in August for a week after a similar scare which also turned out to be a prank.Full Story
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