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US asked to 'compensate' SL

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has said that the US should "compensate" Sri Lanka, due to the adverse effects its sanctions on Iran are having on Sri Lanka, reported the Daily Mirror.

Petroleum Minister Susil Premjayant said that the US sanctions on Iran had cost Sri Lanka an extra $1.2 billion, for importing crude and refined oil from other countries.

Premjayant added that Sri Lanka's oil bill had now reached a total of $5 billion.

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