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A Sri Lankan businessman was arrested early this morning at the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa  International airport for allegedly attempting to smuggle gems and jewellery from Bangkok.

This marks the first such arrest at Sri Lankas second international airport.
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  • harak Thursday, 13 June 2013 03:53 AM

    At last, somethings happening in Maththala..

    Grace Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:15 PM

    Mattala Airport has started to become famous?

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:35 PM

    A deal gone wrong.... Probably the officer asked for more than what they initially agreed. IF he is a smart businessman, he would NOT have arrived via Mattala, for not much is happening and all of em are waiting like VULTURES to prey. IF he used Colombo, none would have noticed except the guy, whom he had previously arranged... To me he is a DUMB businessman...

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:49 PM

    The poor sod must have thought the airport was closed and he could walk right through.

    ANTON Wednesday, 12 June 2013 01:00 PM

    HOW DID YOU COME OUT OF THE WELL ?

    Ruwan Wednesday, 12 June 2013 05:58 AM

    Well, I guess it gives the officials at MRIA something to do!
    Poor fellow was probably the only passenger getting off the plane... hehehe... :p

    Mahinda Mamaa Wednesday, 12 June 2013 08:44 AM

    Great News From Mattala.

    ANTON Wednesday, 12 June 2013 06:03 AM

    THIS IS THE ONLY NEWS THEY HAVE TO GIVE POPULARITY TO THIS AIRPORT.

    doratupala Wednesday, 12 June 2013 08:56 AM

    Why did he choose Mattala to smuggle the items, when he is based in Colombo?.

    jim Wednesday, 12 June 2013 06:10 AM

    he will be remembered in history of maththala airport

    Cynic Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:02 AM

    Does Ryan know where the country is heading? down a deep pit for sure.

    TreeHouse Wednesday, 12 June 2013 06:14 AM

    More to come ... lolz

    KaluSudha Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:11 AM

    is he the first ever passenger who diembarked @ MRIA???
    he was trying to pull a fast one thinking the customs must be sleeping there.... hehehhehehe

    DeSelva Wednesday, 12 June 2013 06:14 AM

    was he going by bus to Bangkok

    Gon Haraka Wednesday, 12 June 2013 06:13 AM

    Congradulations to officers at Mathala - We are very proud of you - At last you guys have some work to do -

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 12 June 2013 06:13 AM

    lucky guy. first to be arrested.

    Critic Roshan Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:19 AM

    The passenger may thought it was allowed to carry gems and jewellery freely at this airport, or may have the impression that the Customs Officers would just let him go. Poor fellow!

    Reader Thursday, 13 June 2013 01:52 AM

    But i have seen in BIA that gems are tax free when brought to SL

    Regi Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:49 AM

    He should have known better to use the somewhat BIA instead of not so busy Mattala Airport

    Ruzaick Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:47 AM

    He would have thought that all custom officers are sleeping in Mattala airport so that he can smuggle easily

    MW Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:03 AM

    lol ! that means its is still open !

    ryan Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:21 AM

    These commentors have no idea whatsoever where the country is heading, at least now they should wake up and without being frogs in the well

    OMG Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:21 AM

    The first ever news about MRIA ever since it was opened.

    mahinda Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:22 AM

    yes ryan we all are sleeping, only you have an idea where the country heading.


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