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The Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) seized a 40-foot container with perfume, shoes and cheese estimated to cost more than Rs.40 million. The officials said that the container had been declared as textile material. Six suspects had been arrested over the incident. The raid was carried out under the directions of Director of Customs Mali Piyasena. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja

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  • raymond Wednesday, 22 May 2013 02:38 PM

    ...because there was no cash flow??

    ANTON Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:04 AM


    Minister Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:25 AM

    They have good noses!

    Andy Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:26 AM

    now why you checking... before months no checking.

    zavahir Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:35 AM

    The main reason is tax is so high & no local product to meet the budget.What is the international price for slice cheeses.
    Sri lanka is 3 fold higher than all. Only this way poor people can taste the cheese.

    Andy Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:15 PM

    you got the point putha. ;)

    asoka Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:36 AM

    hmmm...true, but sometimes noses getting blocked...

    unchikun Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:11 PM

    The country need perfume to get rid of some of the stink.

    james des soysa Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:17 PM

    poor can taste and eat cheese

    they can produce locally
    why our donkeys depends on imported stuff

    hb Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:28 PM

    didnt they bribe enough?

    WHIZKHALIFA Wednesday, 22 May 2013 01:54 PM

    Just one to show the media and make it to headline so people will forget other problems happening in the country

    Nomad Wednesday, 22 May 2013 01:57 PM

    true, imposed taxes are very high.

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