Steps Taken To Send Back Garbage Containers To UK


Sri Lanka Customs announced that 21 containers of garbage was sent back to UK.  The Customs Department said that the 21 containers were part of 263 containers sent illegally to Sri Lanka from the UK in 2017.  

The 21 containers were loaded onto the ship SEAMAX NORWALK (V/039R) and sent back to the UK. The Customs Department said that a court case is currently underway with regards to 242 containers. Waste was discovered by officials at the Colombo port which was imported under the cover of metal recycling. The imports contained a mixture of mattresses, plastics and hospital waste