The government is once again attempting to set up a Revenue Authority by amalgamating the Sri Lanka Customs, Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the Inland Revenue Department in several steps, sources from the Ports Authority said.
A broad plan has been formed to set up the revenue Authority following the objections that were raised against the previous attempt to form such an Authority. The computers and equipment required for the programme has been imported by a government minister at a cost of Rs. 200 million.
Some officials from the Sri Lanka Customs say that amalgamating the import export sector in the country and the revenue generating systems could increase the financial frauds and corruption that are taking place in the country.
The government has also assigned India’s Navis Express some of the clerical work in the country placing jobs of many Sri Lankans at risk.