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* Sri Lanka Customs destroys 1,500 kg of seeds contaminated with weeds
Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 09:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs in cooperation with National Plant Quarantine Service today destroyed a large stock of seeds that was not suitable to be released in the country.

The seeds were destroyed at the plat quarantine center of Department of Agriculture located in Katunayake due to contamination with an invasive weed.

The stock included 1,050 kilo grams of big onion seeds and 400 kilo grams of cashew seeds.

Customs media spokesman Lesley Gamini said that the big onion seeds contained parthenium, an aggressive weed Sri Lankan Agricultural Department has warned of spreading.

The seeds were seized in separate occasions at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport.

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