Airport customs officers while attempting to smuggle Rs.6.4 million worth foreign currency notes illegally to Singapore last night(06) at the Katunayake,Bandaranaike International Airport .
The two suspects who were 33 and 61 years old residents of Gampaha District have hidden the foreign currency notes they have planned to smuggle in their luggages and under their cloths it has been revealed.
Euros and British sterling pounds are among the foreign currency notes recovered from the suspects the Airport customs officers have stated.
The two suspects have been released after warning them and the foreign currency notes taken in to custody in their possession have been confiscated.
Many equipment located at a section ofa Palwatta Sugar Factory have been destroyed due to a sudden fire erupted in the factory today(07) according to the reports.
The fire was erupted in a section where the processing machines which are convert the Sugar in to Treacle cubes which lead to final production ,are fixed.Around Rs.10 million worth equipment have been destroyed due to the fire.
Officials suspected that the fire was caused due to an Electrical leak.
Fire brigade arrived at the scene had doused the fire before spreading it further.
Post-Master General Rohana Abeyratne has been transferred to Presidential Secretariat with immediatte effect it has been reported.
The Post-Master General who had served in his post around ten years was criticized by many during the recent Postal strike as he had cancelled leave of all Postal workers who struck work and decided to pay those who were on strike half the salary .