Sri Lanka US embassy opens after ‘powder’ scare

CEAT Kelani Holdings Managing Director Ravi Dadlani (right) and Lanka Ashok Leyland CEO Umesh Gautham exchange the OEM agreement

June 30, 2008 (LBO) – The United States embassy in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo has re-opened after a suspicious powder was found to be harmless, the embassy said Monday. It said visa and other appointments postponed during the closure are being re-scheduled.

The embassy was closed to the public on June 25.

An embassy statement said investigations have found that the powder did not pose a danger.

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