Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle in Rs. 2 million worth palladium metal
Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 01:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested an individual at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake this morning for attempting to illegally bring palladium metal worth nearly Rs. 2 million.

Customs Media Spokesperson Sunil Jayaratne said the officials of the Customs Narcotics Bureau arrested the man arrived in Sri Lanka from Hong Kong on a SriLankan Airlines flight. The suspect is a 51 year old resident of the Colombo area.

The Customs officials have found 617.63 grams of palladium metal concealed in the suspect's luggage. The value of the stock of metal is determined to be Rs. 1,991,425.

Palladium, as valuable as gold, is used for the production of jewellery and special auto parts.

Customs officials say this is the first time the palladium metal was found to have illegally brought to Sri Lanka.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka, Pakistan target US$ 1 billion trade by 2018
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka calls for proposals for 90 solar projects of 1MW capacity each
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka takes disaster minimizing steps to reduce landslide risks
-- [2 hours ago]
Election Commission requests political parties to include more youth candidates for LG elections
-- [3 hours ago]
Malaysian national arrested for smuggling foreign currency worth over Rs. 54 million
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka encourages local entrepreneurs to enter global markets
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party says President will be defeated if he contests again for presidency
Prime Minister pledges to pay off Rs. 3 trillion foreign debt within next two years
No need for a new Constitution, Sri Lanka Buddhist prelates decide
Local Government election date is uncertain - PAFFREL

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.