Sea Battle Continues

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

In early March the WRS was completely scrapped by the London Lloyds
quote War Risk Rating Committee, following heavy diplomatic lobbying and an independent security audit on Colombo port.

rnrnAll members of the India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Ceylon Conference (IPBCC) have scrapped the WRS on the Colombo/Europe route, but some members continue to charge it on other routes, a statement issued today said.

rnrnldblquote Some members of IPBCC charge the WRS on other routes, which serviced by the same vessel that serve Colombo/Europe route. There is no logic to this surcharge
dblquote , statement said.

rnrnShipping lines that are continuing with the WRS are gaining short-term profits at the expense of the image of Sri Lanka, statement added.

rnrnMeanwhile, some unscrupulous freight forwarders have charged the WRS from importers while it has been found out that the shipping line in concern has not imposed the surcharge.

rnrnShippers
quote Council has urged the authorities act fast to control these frau