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Minister laments Iran sanctions’ impact

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Mass Media and Information, Keheliya Rambukwella, said the government will discuss the effects of sanctions on Iran with the US government, reported the Sunday Times.

The Sapugaskanda oil refinery is due to close on Friday, as the supply of Iranian crude runs out.

The minister said the US sanctions on Iran caused complications for Sri Lanka and alternate sources like Oman and Saudi Arabia are being looked in to.

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