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Sri Lanka Customs intercepted a container that was falsely declared as containing chickpeas but was found to be filled with Orid seed (Undu). The Customs detection has resulted in a significant saving of Rs 5.1 million. The container had been imported from India by a private company based in Colombo 10. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana


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  • Steve Thursday, 12 October 2023 02:51 PM

    The small fish get caught, while the big fish easily escape.

    Nethum Thursday, 12 October 2023 02:53 PM

    Looks like the Indians forgot to transfer their bribe over…

    Be Fair Thursday, 12 October 2023 03:02 PM

    Damn Fact

    jan Thursday, 12 October 2023 03:07 PM

    Yes,to keep Customs Faith in SRILANKANS They occasionally catch Small Catch While Billions of Uncaught Containers still not uncovered

    DD Thursday, 12 October 2023 03:35 PM

    5.1 million saved by customs? I'm not sure about the accuracy of this calculation. I'm sure this operation won't be good for the common man. DOSA prices will definitely go up. THOSAI MASALAWADAI, THOSAI MASALAWADAI, SAMBAR.... YEKAT ANA, KALA BALANNE, THOSAI MASALAWAI.

    Gankale Banda Thursday, 12 October 2023 03:57 PM

    Myna and Kaputa are behind.

    Anusha R Thursday, 12 October 2023 05:35 PM

    Such a big drama and photoshoot for Rs 5 Mn thing. After all, it's just the foodstuff. We expect news about prohibited items, drugs, and gold worth billions. But it goes through underhand, unnoticed! Jayawewa

    Fact Thursday, 12 October 2023 05:53 PM

    The wrong package got exposed because the right package wasn't delivered on time.

    Sambo Thursday, 12 October 2023 07:13 PM

    Cancel the license of this vendor.

    Ex Custom officer abroad Thursday, 12 October 2023 09:29 PM

    Why so many officials. Won’t two or three customs officers do for this. This is how we waste public funds. The problem is no training for these officers. Compare with western officials. In an incident like this there won’t be more than two officers. 5 million is peanuts. Get the druggies and Golders.


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