Sri Lanka Customs today donated Rs.2 million worth of confiscated sandalwood logs to the Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation (ADC) for manufacturing medicine.
Customs Director General W.A. Chulananda Perera told those gathered at the handing over ceremony that the Sandalwood logs weighing nearly 500 kilos was valued at two million rupees
“The Sandalwood logs were among those seized last year at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), the Harbour and other exit points by officers of the Customs Biodiversity Cultural and National Heritage Protection Branch,” Mr. Perera said.
He said the donation coincides with World Environment Day in June.
Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation Chairman Lal Samarasinghe said the Corporation manufactured drugs for local use and often found it difficult to obtain the proper raw materials.
“This important donation of sandalwood will help the Ayurvedic Drug Corporation to continue manufacturing medicinal drugs without delay,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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tarzan Tuesday, 31 May 2016 05:50 PM
please , can anyone define the word donate
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