Sri Lanka To Introduce Vehicle Import Policy

Sri Lanka To Introduce Vehicle Import Policy

by Zulfick Farzan 21-02-2024 | 1:26 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sri Lankan government is actively developing a new policy for importing vehicles into the country, according to Minister Nalin Fernando, a member of the ministerial sub-committee tasked with exploring this issue.

This announcement follows a recent meeting of the sub-committee, chaired by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, where the need for a revised import strategy was discussed.

Minister Nalin Fernando noted that the lack of a clear import policy in the past is acknowledged as a key factor contributing to inefficient and potentially unnecessary vehicle imports.

The new policy will likely focus on restricting imports of highly fuel-consuming vehicles and prioritize essential types of vehicles for the country's needs, he noted.