Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
India, Sri Lanka partnership must progress: Suhsma Swaraj
-- [5 hours ago]
Japan's State Minister Minoru Kiuchi visits Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Dilmah opens tea bar at Radisson in Philippines
-- [7 hours ago]
Indian External Affairs Minister calls on Sri Lankan President
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to leave for London on a three-day official visit tomorrow
-- [8 hours ago]
Strong opportunities for UK retailers in Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Chris Nonis appointed as an adviser to Sri Lankan President
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy transfers former President's son to the Navy headquarters
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan parliament passes National Medicinal Drug Policy
-- [9 hours ago]
Indian Prime Minister to open reconstructed Thalaimannar rail line during Sri Lankan visit

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.