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US ambassador summoned over Libyan raid
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The Libyan government has summoned the US envoy to the country after a raid saw an alleged al-Qaeda operative abducted by US special forces.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said ties between the two countries would remain unaffected but said that Libyan nationals must be tried in Libyan courts.

The US embassy in Tripoli told the BBC that Ambassador Deborah Jones was "in regular contact with the Libyan government, including the Libyan ministry of foreign affairs".

 
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Tamil Guardian 29 March 2015
Wigneswaran 'snubs' Ranil during Jaffna visit

The Northern Provincial Council's Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran boycotted a meeting with Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is currently visiting Jaffna, Ceylon Today reported. [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 March 2015
Sampanthan urges ITAK to support registering TNA as a party
The leader of Tamil National Alliance (TNA), urged constituent members of the coalition to support the process of registering the TNA as a political party, reports BBC Tamil. [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 March 2015
Sri Lanka's prime minister tells Bishop of Jaffna to be patient
The Bishop of Jaffna called on Sri Lanka's new government to take action on re-building homes for the displaced, rebuilding destroyed places of religious worship, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 March 2015
'North and south still divided'
Writing in the LA Times on Saturday following a visit to the island and road-trip along the A9, the American journalist Shashank Bengali said the North and South was still divided after the civil war. [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 March 2015
Sri Lanka seeks to regain GSP+
Sri Lanka held talks with a delegation from the EU Trade Working Group this week in Colombo, aimed at regaining the preferential trade tariff, GSP plus, the Sri Lankan government said. [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 March 2015
EU re-imposes LTTE ban says Sri Lanka
The Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister said  on Saturday  that the European Union had re-imposed the ban on the LTTE due to intervention by the Sri Lankan government. [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 March 2015
Jeyakumari reunited with daughter as court proceedings for detention release continue
The Tamil disappearances activist Jeyakumari Balendran, who was recently released from detention on bail, was reunited with her daughter on Friday. A court in Kilinochichi called for Ms Balendran to be reunited with her daughter Vipoosika. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 March 2015
Sri Lanka denies Chinese claim Sirisena promised resumption of 'Port City'

The Sri Lankan government has contradicted China’s foreign ministry, who quoted President Sirisena as saying the Port City project would resume. [more]


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