On 27 September, Al Jazeera reported that Sri Lanka has shipped back to Britain 21 containers ā€“ holding up to 260 tonnes of rubbish – that the government said was brought to the island in violation of international laws governing the shipping of hazardous material.  It had arrived between September 2017 and March 2018 and contents were supposed to comprise used mattresses, carpeting and rugs, but had also contained hospital waste.

I had left off this link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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