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Won’t hesitate to remove all officers to curb corruption in Customs Dept: President


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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said he would not hesitate to eliminate the alleged corruption in the Customs department even by removing all the officers within that.

He expressed these views at the Gama Samaga Pilisandara program held in Kaluthara today.

“A number of steps have already been taken to weed out inefficiency and corruption in the customs department, the President said.

“Eliminating inefficiency in the public service is one of the major demands placed by the people when they chose me as the President. Thus, I am determined to accomplish it despite the obstacles, he added.

  Comments - 17

  • hoodwinker Sunday, 24 January 2021 07:29 AM

    Why not start from the Parliament?

    Kumar Sunday, 24 January 2021 08:27 AM

    Remove all customs officers and replace them with gun trotting military? Wow!

    RoaringCreek Sunday, 24 January 2021 08:35 AM

    Never mind the customs, start with with Sucrose deal and remove all involved. My be you too.

    Tax Payer Sunday, 24 January 2021 08:37 AM

    that will be fun, the replacements will be worse!!!

    Ranaweera Sunday, 24 January 2021 08:37 AM

    Way to go Mr President. The houses , assets and life style of custom officials show their level of corruption and bribery. Some of the houses of these officers are like mansions. That is hard truth .

    kumar Sunday, 24 January 2021 08:52 AM

    what about very high corruption in UDA CMC DMMC CMA CEB. ordinary people can't go to these dept due to high level of cirruption

    Andrew Silva Sunday, 24 January 2021 09:31 AM

    Give it to the Army.

    firdhous Sunday, 24 January 2021 10:31 AM

    Weeding out corruption and efficiency in the state sector, if both can be done in a Presidency Tenure that is more than enough for a President to do as a great service to his mother land.

    Jude Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:19 AM

    SL Customs "Hora Goohawa"!!!

    nimal Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:27 AM

    Mr President, your attention now should be on COVID.

    Eric Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:57 AM

    Where is Basil ?

    Gamarala Sunday, 24 January 2021 06:59 PM

    What happened to sugar import case. Seems that he didn't hear it.

    Ranaweera Sunday, 24 January 2021 09:22 PM

    Some of the custom officers are taking here. But we must mention that there are excellent officers as well.

    Manage Sunday, 24 January 2021 09:37 PM

    Give a death sentence to those who involve in corruption and bribery with out any mercy.

    Samson Sunday, 24 January 2021 09:40 PM

    You will be on the right track provided you focus on your lieutenants as well. Good luck.

    Stingray Monday, 25 January 2021 06:58 AM

    Eric, he's gone to the USA to console Trump!!!

    Nuwan Monday, 25 January 2021 11:03 AM

    Before that return the public money wasted on the monument of your parents. Not forgetting the Mig deal

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