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Sri Lankan nationals evacuated from war zone in Ethiopia

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia, in consultation with the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka and the United Nations in Ethiopia, has successfully facilitated the evacuation of thirty-eight (38) Sri Lankan nationals from the war zone in Tigray region in the northern part of Ethiopia, the Foreign Ministry said

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Record number of 20 Indian Americans win election to the State Houses

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