Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka elite police bust a racket of mixing waste tea with good quality Ceylon Tea
Tue, Aug 28, 2012, 10:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's elite Special Task Force (STF) police officials of Grandpass STF camp nabbed a large stock of waste tea that was reserved to be mixed with good quality tea.

The stock of waste tea was recovered from a truck stopped at the R.N.R. Import and Export Company on the Golden Jubilee Road in Grandpass in the Colombo city.

The STF raided the truck on a tip and recovered the stock containing 12,000 kilos of waste tea that was to be transported to an undisclosed location.

The STF arrested five Tamil persons along with the tea consignment in the truck. Police say that they are residents of Grandpass, Narahenpita, Wellawatta and Hultsdorf areas of the capital city.

The Police suspect a long-run racket of blending waste tea with Sri Lanka's export tea. The unscrupulous deal may have affected the demand for Pure Ceylon Tea.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's 2017 Budget to fulfil development goals and peoples aspirations
-- [2 hours ago]
The latest Rum Punch collection Active POP in stores now
-- [3 hours ago]
SLFP condemns NP Chief Minister's campaign, says need to rethink powers to provinces in new constitution
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Central Bank ensures foreign investors get full control of troubled CIFL
-- [4 hours ago]
Health Ministry agrees to demands of Heart and Lung Observers Association
-- [5 hours ago]
Two Bangladesh naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka port on goodwill visit
-- [5 hours ago]
Suspect in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge further remanded
-- [5 hours ago]
PM hopes to reach agreements with New Zealand benefitting Sri Lanka during visit
-- [6 hours ago]
Notices issued for over 950 premises for mosquito breeding on first day of Dengue Control Week
Sri Lanka Bar Association to take legal action against media organizations for slandering judges

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.