PCoI to make recommendations on increasing efficiency of Customs

PCoI to make recommendations on increasing efficiency of Customs

February 24, 2021   06:52 pm

A five-member Commission of Inquiry (CoI) has been appointed to study the prevailing situation of Sri Lanka Customs and make recommendations on increasing its efficiency, says President’s Media Division (PMD).

Appointment of the Commission was made on the directives of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the statement read further.

Supreme Court Judge Shiran Anthony has been appointed as the chairman of the Commission.

In the meantime, Appeals Court Judge Priyantha Fernando, High Court Judge Damith Thotawatte, Deputy Governor of Central Bank K.M.M. Siriwardhane, Senior Consultant (Trade) Dr. Sanath Jayanetti and former Director General of Customs P.A. Dias will serve as its members.

The Commission is tasked with presenting recommendations to streamline the Customs while preventing the allegations against the bureau and irregularities that are likely to take place.

President has further directed the Commission to obtain the opinions of members of the public and other relevant groups, and to review the suggestions submitted by Customs trade unions.

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