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Customs DG resigns

25 May 2015 11:32 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Director General of Customs Jagath P. Wijeweera has tendered his resignation to the Finance Ministry Secretary, Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today at a media briefing.

He said the exact reason for Mr. Wijeweera’s resignation has not yet been revealed.  

However, the minister said that Mr. Wijeweera might have resigned due to ongoing investigations to determine the reasons for the considerable loss that had been reported in the Customs Department in the recent past.

Meanwhile, Customs sources said Mr. Wijeweera had given personal reasons for his resignation. (Piyumi Fonseka and Indika Sri Aravinda)

  Comments - 5

  • sss Monday, 25 May 2015 05:13 PM

    a case of horata kalin kehel kana giya

    Perumal Monday, 25 May 2015 05:33 PM

    Best thing would be to get away as soon as possible, once you have made your buck.

    Sonali Monday, 25 May 2015 06:17 PM

    This is one of the most corrupt departments. Officials earn millions in bribes. This is an established fact. It will never change come any govt. This is the goose that lays golden eggs.

    Kalu-Byya Monday, 25 May 2015 06:17 PM

    Already more than 500 senior public servants were harassed by the Police Junta of RW. Let us get to gather and vote against UNP for any party

    Mervyn silva Monday, 25 May 2015 06:47 PM

    Ravi K is a highly corrupt guy. He would have put pressure on him to resign. Remember the period h was in charge f SATHOSA (CWE) He was no second to Jonny.


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