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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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-2+49 # kay parker 2013-01-10 08:26
AND SOME TO THE MINISTER AND THE SONS . JUST BURN THEM
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-2+66 # savsil 2013-01-10 08:39
isn't it against the buddhism to associate with something that is not vegan. The tusks are from an animal that has been killed and not died out of natural causes.. hence isn't it a sin to have it in buddhist place of worship ?
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-3+34 # Dee 2013-01-10 08:44
Oh yes!, it will be sent strictly to temples. No where else!
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-2+22 # Sonna Boy 2013-01-10 09:57
Someone stands to make big bucks from this....
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-0+13 # roshini 2013-01-10 15:55
what nonsense - adinnada weramani sikkapadam samadiyami. These do not belong to the temples. This is illegal goods. Burn them. don't make a mockery of this situation.
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-0+0 # Carole Fraser 2013-01-31 16:02
I dont beleave this at all why dont they burn the tusks like other countrys when they seized Rubbish .
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