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::

* Chinese national arrested at Sri Lanka airport trying to smuggle Wallapatta
Mon, Sep 1, 2014, 01:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Customs has arrested a Chinese national at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning while attempting to smuggle Wallapatta.

The 43-year-old Chinese man was arrested with 13 kilograms of Wallapatta worth over Rs 10 million in his possession.

The suspect was arrested when he was about to board a flight to Shanghai via Kuala Lumpur.

A Customs Spokesperson said the Bio Diversity, Cultural and National Heritage Protection Unit of the Customs in collaboration with the Airport Customs Staff is conducting further investigations.

Smuggling Walla Patta (Gyrinops Walla), a plant native to Sri Lanka, has become more frequent recently.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka, China sign 27 agreements to deepen Strategic Cooperative Partnership
Sri Lanka Central Bank enters into a 3-year US$ 1.63 billion currency swap agreement with China bank
Nepal FM to arrive in Sri Lanka to hand over invitation for SAARC summit in Kathmandu
Last phase of Sri Lanka's China-built Norochcholai Power Plant commissioned
Seminar on Japanese university education for Sri Lankan students on September 20
British Deputy High Commissioner visits Sri Lanka's Eastern Province
Fuel, electricity rates reduced in Sri Lanka to appreciate China-Sri Lanka friendship
Chinese President calls for profound China-Sri Lanka friendship
Sri Lanka arrests Chinese national for attempting to smuggle birds' nests
Sri Lankan President welcomes Chinese President at BIA

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.