Customs officers found 656 kg of glyphosate when the container from India was inspected.
The consignment was detained at the Orugodawatte container yard.
Investigations revealed that the glyphosate was imported by a businessman in Ja-Ela.
The Government had in 2015 issued a gazette notification banning the use of the agrochemical glyphosate. (Colombo Gazette)
By Indika Sri Aravinda