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No flouting of UN sanctions on North Korea: Sri Lanka

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

today clarified that it has not defied the UN sanctions on by importing textiles from

The foreign ministry said its attention had been drawn to a report that several countries including had imported textiles during the period October 2017 and March 2018.

"In keeping with Sri Lanka's international obligations as a member of the United Nations, the government of abides by the provisions of the resolutions in relation to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," a statement said.

It added that Sri Lanka was working closely with the panel of experts for the implementation of the resolutions.

The ministry said the media report about Sri Lanka's purported North Korean imports had been triggered by inadvertent customs entries which had erroneously selected as the imports source when the imports had been from the South.

Security Council Resolution 2375 passed on September 11, 2017 imposed sanctions on

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 22:10 IST