Customs (Amendment)

Customs (Amendment)


BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Representatives of Ceylon in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: –
Short title.
1. This Act may be cited as the Customs (Amendment) Act, No. 23 of 1968.
Replacement of section 158 of Chapter 235.
2. Section 153 of the Customs Ordinance is hereby repealed, and the following new section substituted therefor: –

” Application of forfeitures and penalties, & c.
153. The amount-

(1) of all forfeitures and penalties recovered under this Ordinance, or under this Ordinance read with the provisions of any other written law; and
(2) of the proceeds of all such goods as may be disposed of by the Principal Collector of Customs under section 162 of this Ordinance, or of this Ordinance read with the provisions of any other written law,
shall be paid into the hands of such Collector and shall (after deducting any expenses incurred) be paid and applied as follows: –

(a) one half to the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury for the purposes of the general revenue of Ceylon; and
(b) the other half into a fund under the control of such Collector for distribution in his absolute discretion among the officers concerned and the informers.”.
Retrospective effect to be given to section 2.
3. The amendment made in the Customs Ordinance by section 2 of this Act shall be deemed, for all purposes, to have come into force and to have taken effect on the date of the commencement of that Ordinance.