Jan 31, 2019

Sumanasinghe appointed as acting DG of Customs

Additional Secretary of the Finance ministry - H.G. Sumanasinghe has been appointed as the new acting DG of the Customs.

Although cabinet approval was given to appoint a retired senior Navy officer to replace Customs DG - Mrs. P.S.M. Charles, Customs TUs had voiced their anger against this and even resorted to a Trade Union action.

After talks with Customs TUs, authorities have decided to appoint Mr. Sumanasinghe instead.

The decision to replace the Customs DG had been fueled by the continuous revenue drop in the Customs department as well as the failure to prevent drugs from entering the country.

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