The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to probe the Sri Lanka Customs was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today.
The report was handed over by Committee Chairman Supreme Court Judge Shiran Gooneratne.
The six member Commission was appointed on the 24th of February last year to evaluate, investigate and report on the state of current affairs of the Customs.
The Committee was tasked with making recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of Customs, while addressing various charges levelled against it.
Court of Appeal Judge Priyantha Fernando, High Court Judge Damith Thotawaththa, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka K.M.M Siriwardana, Senior advisor on trade Sanath Jayanetti and Former Additional Director-General of Customs P.A Dias are the other members of the commission.
After consulting customs officers, trade unions, government and private sector officials, customers and the public, for close to a year, the committee has tabled a 530 page report which includes 117 recommendations.
The recommendations will assist the customs to enhance its effectiveness in operations and governance.
The President has instructed the Commission to table the report in Parliament as soon as possible.