Sri Lanka decides to withdraw embassies in Libya and Uganda

Sri Lanka decides to withdraw embassies in Libya and Uganda

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Government has decided to withdraw the Sri Lankan Embassies in Libya and Uganda. However, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said that the Embassy in Iraq will not be shut down. He revealed this at the weekly Cabinet news briefing.
The Minister said that some are averse to take up diplomatic positions in certain countries. Among these countries are Syria, Iraq and Libya. If so a diplomatic appointment has to be made. But they have decided not to take a decision with respect to Iraq as it is a country importing Sri Lankan tea. It has already been decided to shut down the embassies in Libya and Uganda.
Further addressing the journalists, the Minister said that it has been disclosed that three close associates of the king’s family had deposited millions of Dollars in a leading Bank in Saudi Arabia.
He said that there are three accounts of a king’s family in Saudi Arabia and it amounts to 1.086 billion Dollars. The second account is maintained by a Parliamentarian who has close links with this family He has more than 500 million Dollars. The Minister said that the third account is maintained by a former Secretary. It has 1.8 Billion Dollars.
Views were also expressed at this Cabinet news briefing as to pressure exerted on a journalist who was reporting the court proceedings in the case related to the death of a youth during a brawl with the Police in Embilipitiya. Co Cabinet Spokesman Gayantha Karunatilake pointed out that he had informed Minister Sagala Ratnayake to inquire into the related incident.