Clear essential foods held in ports, PM tells Customs

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed Sri Lanka Customs to immediately clear all essential food items currently in the port, the Prime Minister’s Media Division stated.

This directive was issued during the Cost of Living (CoL) Committee meeting held today (24).

Accordingly, the Controller General of Imports and Exports and the Director-General of Customs have been informed on the same.

The Premier advised to release and distribute the essentials to the general public through the importers of essential goods and Sathosa outlets.