How ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ found re-berth at Capital’s Port of Call

Finance Minister regrets folly and reinstates Customs Chief after questionable dismissal sparks public outrage

Targets can be set by the weasels at the Finance Ministry but how is any Director General of Customs to achieve set targets if there is a downturn in economic activity. Last year saw the dollar plummet, and with political instability due to the 54-day constitutional crisis placing siege on the economy as well as on every facet of the nation’s life, an increase of Rs. 90 billion from the previous year seem to be a bonus fruit from a Herculean effort. But not to those at the Finance ministry.

By Don Manu

After having survived a neardeath experience before being resuscitated with the Supreme Court’s kiss of life not even two months ago, the UNP needlessly imperilled whatever sympathy and goodwill it earned during those traumatic days of the abortive...

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