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Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport launched a sudden strike against being subjected to strict screening by BIA security officials, especially their food and beverage.

The protesters said the screening of food by X-ray machines was a health hazard. Airport Duty Manager said five flights including those to London, Lahore, Singapore and Shanghai had been delayed because of the strike. (T.K.G.Kapila)
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  • Rohan Wednesday, 16 December 2015 04:31 PM

    Sack these inefficient corrupt officials.

    Esh Wednesday, 16 December 2015 04:39 PM

    Screening food with x ray is not a health hazad. Are these officers uneducated as politicians in this country?

    YAMA Wednesday, 16 December 2015 04:53 PM

    Police Junta now in real action

    Jimmy Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:07 PM

    Everyday strikes, how can the country run like this?Another Gota is needed, he instilled discipline and got the job done. See the clean city then and the filthy one now.

    Mm Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:09 PM

    Why the fuss? Next time the passengers also will fuss:) the custom officers must have a lot to hide!

    Sonali Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:11 PM

    The radiation doses used to process food can be as high as 10,000 gray, whilst X-ray scanners operate at less than 0.5 gray. So how does it become a health hazard when they screen food and beverages. These customs officers are either illiterate or their is some ulterior motive in this "sudden strike".

    Abdul Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:28 PM

    Time has come for the government to stand firm against this type of sabotaging actions.

    RadRav Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:31 PM

    Yes it is a health risk especially if you get caught smuggling.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:32 PM

    Screening of food by X-ray is not a health hazard. It is only the food and packing that is exposed to the frequency waves and their will be absolutely no health risk for humans to eat thereafter, similar to heating via micro waves which is also a RF. Living beings should not get exposed directly to RF waves because it can cause living cell damage.

    MSM Shafeer Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:02 PM

    Jimmy just be calm....


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