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
Indian Minister pledges assistance to develop North-East roads in Sri Lanka
-- [22 minutes ago]
Ceylon Chamber to publish a Registry of Northern Province SMEs
-- [1 hour and 29 minutes ago]
Canadian maple syrup to delight Sri Lankan taste buds
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy team gets onboard study SL Navy Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel being built in India
-- [3 hours ago]
Key suspect in killing of a police sub-inspector dies in police shooting
No problem of any member state of EU objecting to grant GSP+ to Sri Lanka - MEP Niranjan Deva Adithya
Will protect trade union rights and democracy, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says
Sri Lankan President invites Malaysian investors to explore investment opportunities in Sri Lanka
Transponders for monitoring deep sea fishing vessels from the ground delivered
President appoints 25 Presidentís Counsels

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.