Home / News/ Customs officers protest irregular appointment

Customs officers protest irregular appointment


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 1 November 2016 00:30

Facebook

Customs officers on duty at the head office and air cargo department staged a walk out protest yesterday in response to claims that the Director was reappointed despite being over the retirement age. The officers demanded an immediate reversal to this appointment. Sri Lanka Customs Union claims that the employee, who was previously the Director Information Technology, has now been appointed as of IT - a post which they claim is outside known classification, rules and regulations. 

“A Director for the department of IT has already been appointed. This post has been newly created just to accommodate this person. There are capable people to do the job and there is no need for this post,” Customs Superintendents Union President Vipula Minuwanpitiya claimed. 

However, Customs officers on duty at the Bandaranaike International Airport did not take part in the strike, Director of Airport Customs Parakrama Basnayaka told the Daily FT.

“This strike is going to continue if they do not reverse the decision to create a new position for this person who should be on pension,” said Customs officers.  

“The protest is likely to continue until our demand is met. It can spread to all departments and branches of Sri Lanka Customs, including the airport, which could cost the country billions in revenue.” 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

“Sri Lanka’s future lies in producing exportable manufactured goods”: Dr. Howard Nicholas

Monday, 22 July 2019

Drawing lessons from Vietnam’s experiences The Sri Lanka-born economist attached to The Hague based Institute of Social Studies – Dr. Howard Nicholas – addressing a packed audience consisting of the alumni of the Postgraduate Institute of Manag


We should sell our water

Monday, 22 July 2019

When you read the title of this article, you will probably feel disgusted with me as selling our water has been a controversial topic since a long time ago. By the way, I am talking about virtual water trade and you would be surprised to know that we


A voice of compassion amid howls of zealotry

Monday, 22 July 2019

The unrestrained freedom extended by the current regime to a bunch of saffron-clad street vendors of Sinhala Buddhist zealotry is pushing Sri Lanka once again into a cauldron of ethnic and religious convulsion. The nationwide spread and virulence of


Roger Beteille: The man who reinvented the commercial airliner

Monday, 22 July 2019

The visionary engineer, pilot and manager who led Airbus to some its most significant decisions, passed away last month. Beteille, who was the head of French aircraft manufacturer Sud Aviation’s flight testing section, was made technical director


Columnists More