SLPA clarifies video circulating about container operation at JCT in social media

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) has issued a clarification about a video circulating on social media about a container operation at Jaya Container Terminal of the Port of Colombo in the presence of Special Task Force (STF) of Police.

The SLPA said a video containing false information regarding a container operation that took place at the Jaya Container Terminal at the Port of Colombo is currently circulating on social media.

According to a statement issued by the SLPA, the container operation included in the video is a re-export of radioactive materials for disposal with the approval of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council.

The SLPA said the deployment of the Special Task Force is a part of the official protocol when such an operation is carried out.

“Therefore, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority kindly requests the public not to be deceived by the false information spread by irresponsible media institutes and social media users,” the statement said.

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