Customs to release all confiscated vehicles soon

Customs Director General Major General (Retired.) G.V. Ravipriya said steps will be taken this month to implement the Budget proposal to release all vehicles parked in the custody of the Sri Lanka Customs which had been imported in violation of rules and regulations, subject to fines and taxes.

Accordingly, 262 vehicles currently in the custody of the Customs will be released after the relevant fines and taxes are collected before the end of this month, said the 

Director General of Customs. He recalled that Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa presenting the 2022 budget had proposed that the government release vehicles in customs custody as soon as possible to generate an additional revenue of Rs. 4 billion. He said that accordingly, his department has prepared to implement its first phase this month.

This was revealed by the Director General of Customs in an interview on the contribution of the Sri Lanka Customs Department to the national economy of Sri Lanka in 2022.

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