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US denies entry to son of former Sri Lankan president

Namal Rajapakse

By: Sarwar Alam

A controversial Sri Lankan opposition legislator said US authorities prevented him from taking a flight to Texas from Moscow where he was an observer for the Russian presidential election. Namal Rajapakse, son of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse, said the airline had been instructed not to allow him to board the flight to Houston. Rajapakse said on Twitter that he had been informed by Emirates Air “I won’t make my Houston Flight as #US Officials instruct them to not let me board. “Sure it has nothing to do with my name, being part of #lka opposition or my travel from…

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