Joint committee to restructure the Excise Department

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday has called for the appointment of a joint committee to restructure the Excise Department.

The Prime Minister stated this at a discussion held at Temple Trees with trade union representatives to discuss the professional issues of excise officers.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister drawing attention to the professional issues of the Excise Officers instructed them to immediately stop the transfer of excise officers due to political pressure and to transfer only qualified officers.

The Premier said steps should be taken to transfer the excise officers working in the places where the benefits are received in due course, according to the transfer procedure.

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