President calls for high-tech scanners at BIA VIP terminal


Presidential Secretariat Saman Ekanayake has instructed the Director Common of Sri Lanka Customs to take all required measures to determine high-tech scanning machines on the VIP passenger terminal of the Bandaranaike Worldwide Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.

The related directive was given by Ekanayake on the orders of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a bid to stop unlawful items smuggled into the nation by way of the VIP terminal.

Customs officers additional defined that albeit there being a number of scanning machines and checkpoints on the regular terminals of BIA, no such scans have been arrange on the VIP terminal. 

Thus, a number of baggage go unchecked by means of the stated terminal, thereby offering a straightforward channel for unlawful items to be introduced into the nation, they stated.

They additional acknowledged that a number of international international locations, too, have such extremely superior checkpoints and scanners at each, VIP terminals and different particular terminals, which have confirmed profitable in curbing the getting into of unlawful items into their respective international locations.

Whereas the Head of State referred to as for these scanners to be put in on the particular departure terminals, Ekanayake additional instructed the Director Common of Sri Lanka Customs to compile a report on the matter.

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