|Items||Two Scabbards and one Kasthana Sword|
|Size||Kasthana Sword - 55cm x (9cm-11cm)
Silver scabbard - 42cm x (5cm - 7cm)
Gold Plated scabbard - 44cm x (5cm - 7cm)
|Texture / Material||Steel Blade with Silver Handle, One silver Scabbard and one Gold plated scabbard.|
|Description||One Kasthana sword and two scabbards were attached. One scabbard is made of silver and the other one is gold plated. Handle of the Kasthana sword and Scabbards are beautifully carved with Kandian Arts embedded with gemstones. Detected at BIA Katunayake.|
|Detecting Officer||On information received from Ms. V. Murugesu (Aviation Security)|
|Modus operandi||Concealment in personal luggage|
|Offence||Violation of Customs Ordinance, Antiquities Ordinance|
|Result||Goods were Forfeited|
A Kandian fighting sword and believed to be from 18th or 19th century.
Since these items are of antique value, exportation of the same is prohibited under Custom Ordinance read with Antiquities Ordinance.
Indian-Arabic sword with scabbard with the hilt made out of bone which is a substitute for elephant ivory.
Short Kris knife popularly used in the Kandian period (18th century AD) and ivory handle fitted with silver knob fixed with carnelian bead.
This was detected at Departure Terminal of Bandaranayake International Airport while attempting to smuggle out concealed inside passenger baggage to Paris by a couple of Surinam origin violating the Customs Ordinance read with Antiquities Ordinance.
Detecting Officer: Mr. Samantha Gunasekara (SC)
|Size||43 cm x 4.5 cm & 50 cm x 8 cm|
|Description||The head (handle) of the dagger and pointed tools were made from carved ivory.|
|Modus operandi||Non- declaration in personal baggage|
|Offence||Violation of Customs Ordinance, Antiquities Ordinance, Fauna & Flora Protection Ordinance|