The Customs Offices in the North and East will start operating from January.
The work of the Jaffna office will start on the 3rd of next month. Parcels will be issued in the first phase. This will facilitate that the people of the North to meet their requirements. Earlier the parcels were released at the Colombo Office.
Work at the Trincomalee Customs Office is scheduled to begin next month. Although the office was not completely closed, during the past only a few officials served in the office. The buildings and employees as well as their boarding facilities have been arranged. Meanwhile the Hambantota Customs office will also operate from the beginning of next year. The buildings are now being constructed. The Customs Department said that it will be able to handle the import and export of goods efficiently through this.