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Sri Lanka’s Customs to work round-the-clock: Finance Minister
30 Jan, 2015 10:29:54
Jan 30, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Customs service will work round – the –clock in order to improve the service offered to the people and the improve island’s trade efficiency, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.
“In an endeavor to improve the service offered to the people of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Customs will extend their services on a round the clock basis,” Karunanayake said, in presenting the interim budget 2015 in parliament yesterday.

“Special thanks for the forthright manner in which Customs officials had stood up against political intimidation and undue political influence during the rule of the past regime.”

Scanning containers made mandatory from 1st of September 2015, minister said.

“In the recent past, high slippage of ethanol, drugs and other high valued items had prevailed,” Karunanayake said.

“Hence, it has been decided that sophisticated scanning mechanisms will be placed at all entry points of Sri Lanka Customs,”

“The scanning of containers will be mandatory.”

The government expects around 50 billion rupee income from this measure.
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