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Seized African tusks to be released to temples

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The 359 African tusks seized by Customs Central Intelligence Unit on May 22 last year will be released to Buddhist temples on a written request by the presidential secretariat, the Customs said.

The valuable tusks will be handed over to Buddhist temples including the Sri Dalada Maligawa.

The tusks worth about Rs.400 million were packed into two containers being shipped to Dubai from Kenyan port of Mumbasa.

Trade of ivory, tusks and several other animal parts are internationally banned through several conventions. (Supun Dias)

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