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SL accuses US diplomats of being spies

A Sri Lankan government Minister has accused the visiting United States State Department Deputy Assistant Secretaries, of being spies.

Addressing an event in the Southern town of Mawathagama, the Housing and Construction Minister, Wimal Weerawasa, said that the US officials were trying to gather information that would indicate to the international community that the law and order situation in the country is facing a breakdown.

Weerawasa's remarks come as the alleged spy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Moore, addressing press in Colombo, highlighted the need for accountability in Sri Lanka.

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