Thirty more containers to be inspected :
Only two scanners of the four meant for container examinations at the Customs
Yard were in working condition, while the Customs requires six such scanners to
carry out functions smoothly.
The Finance Ministry recently set up the special anti-narcotics unit under the
direction of Wing Commander Ravi Jayasinghe. The Unit works closely with the Sri
Lanka Customs, PNB and the Police/STF to hunt for and detect illicit drugs. The
twin seizures are the biggest since August 2013, when police found 260 kg of
heroin hidden in a shipping container that had come from Pakistan.
Black July 1983 anniversary :
The country should engage in more efforts for inter-ethnic reconciliation and
peace-building to bridge the gulf between communities, say both civil society
activists as well as government leaders, as Sri Lanka remembers the largest ever
inter-ethnic rioting in modern Sri Lanka that occurred 33 years ago in July