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President Maithripala Sirisena says he will appoint a special committee to submit recommendations to provide solutions to the issues pertaining to the Sri Lanka Customs Department and to streamline the works of the Department.

He made this statement at a meeting with Trade Union representatives of the Sri Lanka Customs Department at the Presidential Secretariat, today (09).

The Trade Union representatives apprised the President regarding the difficulties faced by them at the Department in detail and the President gave instructions to the officials to submit a report in this regard to him as soon as possible.

The President promised to provide possible solutions to the issues after consultation with the relevant officials.

The President further said that the aim of the Government is to increase its capacity as a profit making Government institution while providing solutions for their issues.

Mr. Chulananda Perera, Director General of Customs, General Secretary of the All Ceylon Customs Services Union, J.A. Gunathilaka and others participated on this occasion.

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