Govt to auction illegally imported cosmetic items

February 27, 2023 at 1:19 PM

The government is considering auctioning some items of a consignment of cosmetic items valued at nearly Rs 50 million that had been illegally imported to Sri Lanka, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said. 

Speaking to the media, the State Minister said that nearly 4 containers of cosmetic items have been seized by Sri Lanka Customs for having been illegally imported. 

“These containers have been imported from the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, China, Singapore, and Dubai. We were looking at destroying the products, but were informed that there are certain products of good quality,” he said.

State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya further stated that the items will therefore be inspected and those found to be of the stipulated standards of Sri Lanka will be auctioned to the local market. 

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