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* Ministerial committee will be appointed to probe alleged frauds and corruptions in Customs - Finance Minister
Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 10:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 06, Colombo: Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera today said a ministerial committee will be appointed to probe the fraud and corruptions said to have taken place in the Sri Lanka Customs.

Addressing a special media briefing held this afternoon at the Ministry to enlighten on the removal of the Director General of Customs Ms. P.S.M. Charles and subsequent trade union action, the Minister said a general administrative decision became a political storm.

He said with the Customs employees ending their work-to-rule campaign following reinstatement of Ms. Charles, steps have been taken to immediately release the containers of essential food items.

The minister further stated that the Customs Act will be amended to suit the new world.

The seven-day long trade union action has left over 7,000 containers stranded at the main Colombo port and the Customs say these containers will be released soon.

The loss incurred due to the trade union action was estimated at over Rs. 12 billion. The Customs Unions say measures will be taken to promptly recover the losses.

Meanwhile, the operations at the Orugodawatta container terminal have also resumed. The activities of Pettah wholesale trade associations that were at a standstill due to the strike have also been resumed.


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