According to Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardane, Recipient addresses on at least 42,000 goods that had been shipped recently had been defaced when it reached Sri Lanka.
He revealed the information in a press conference yesterday, 18 June 2020. He further said,
“There’re accusations that the goods which were imported from abroad have been stolen or lost. This is an unjust accusation.
Last few months, the whole world came to a standstill. Airports were closed. Ships weren’t sailing. Therefore many such goods which were supposed to be transported by air, have been sent via sea, in containers. There’re about 42,000 parcels that belong to various people. The addresses of the receivers can’t be found because such goods had been drenched in sea water. How are we going to distribute these goods, if we don’t have the addresses?” Minister Bandula Gunawardane said.
Postal Department says they will contact the necessary foreign authorities to find the addresses of the goods that has drenched addresses and take necessary steps to find the recipient addresses.