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Fake news

1 August, 2021

The Foreign Ministry yesterday said that the video circulating of a Nike brand shoe depicting the insignia of the LTTE, a banned terror group, was a fake.

Upon inquiry, the manufacturers of the world brand confirmed this to the Ministry.

A media release from the Ministry stated, “The attention of this Ministry has been drawn to a video circulating on social media of a pair of shoes, bearing the Nike logo and the LTTE insignia. Nike Inc. confirmed that the shoes depicted in the video had not been manufactured by Nike.”

The manufacturer has also said that they would investigate any abuse of intellectual property and conduct appropriate enforcement as per company practice.