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The vessel 'Barbara' has been arranged to re-freight six containers with 105 metric tons of crude coconut oil were brought to the South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) of the Colombo Port this morning, Customs Deputy Director (Legal Affairs) and Media Spokesman Sudattha Silva said.

He said the crude coconut oil consignment will be re-freighted by Katana Refineries (Pvt) Ltd today. The loading of the cargo to the ship is scheduled for around 9.30 am.

The crude coconut oil containers were kept under customs security.

The controversial consignment of carcinogenic coconut oil bowsers was seized by the Dankotuwa police on March 30 following a tip-off that they had contained substandard oil. 

The drivers of the two bowsers were also arrested by the Police.

The initial tests carried out by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) revealed that imported crude coconut oil contained Aflatoxin.

Upon receiving the report, the Customs Director-General had told the relevant companies to prepare re-shipping the contaminated coconut oil. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Mahesh Monday, 12 April 2021 09:48 AM

    So they may ship it back to Sri Lanka after some time again.lol

    Asanka de mel Monday, 12 April 2021 10:52 AM

    Where did this shipment come from?

    RoaringCreek Monday, 12 April 2021 10:55 AM

    Will it call at Hanbanthota port on the way to Malaysia?

    Saman Monday, 12 April 2021 11:15 AM

    Why don't you re-ship entire Katana Refineries Ltd with owners to Malaysia?.

    Aflotoxins Monday, 12 April 2021 11:17 AM

    100% @Mahesh or have the supplier reship it elsewhere to another unsuspecting consumer. What a fiasco!!!!

    Tom jones Monday, 12 April 2021 01:38 PM

    Poisoning the population of Sri Lanka.

    Rex Tuesday, 13 April 2021 05:34 AM

    DESTROY ALL THE OIL WHY WHY RESHIP BACK SO THAT IT COME RESHIPPED BACK TO SRI LANKA SHAME SHAME DESTROY YOU'LL DESTROY ALL ILLEGAL PRODUCTS IMPORTED WHY WHY NOT THE COCONUT OIL TOO ??????????????????????????


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