A 37-year-old Sri Lankan national has been arrested at the Departure Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport early this morning with foreign currency amounting to Rs.16.9 million concealed in his possession.

The suspect, a resident of Dehiwala, was attempting to board a flight to Malaysia when he was taken into custody, Sri Lanka Customs said.

The seized foreign currencies include US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros, Sterling Pounds, Swiss Franks, and Kuwait Dinars. Further investigations are ongoing.