Blood ivory destroyed at Galle Face Green

Blood ivory destroyed at Galle Face Green

Blood ivory destroyed at Galle Face Green

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jan, 2016 | 2:32 pm

The much-talked-about forfeited blood ivory in 2012 was destroyed on Tuesday, January  26.

The ivory was crushed at an iconic ocean side park in the heart of Colombo, the Galle Face Green, The event saw the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

In the year 2012, Sri Lanka Customs forfeited a blood ivory shipment, with a total of 359 pieces of ivory being shipped from Kenya to Dubai  -with Sri Lanka being used as a transit point.

The 359 pieces were worth Rs.368 million.

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