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Govt. waives import duty on flood relief

20 May 2016 01:32 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Government has decided to waive the import duty on the goods being sent to Sri Lanka as flood relief, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told Parliament today.

"The Foreign Affairs Minister has briefed the heads of foreign missions who have pledged to provide immediate relief to the badly affected by the rains, floods and landslides. Therefore, all relief items being sent to the country will be free of duty," he said.

The minister said a hotline will be set up soon so that those who wish to provide funds could contact the ministry. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 4

  • NARAYANA Friday, 20 May 2016 06:04 PM

    Is this include KARUNKA too ?

    matara man Friday, 20 May 2016 06:58 PM

    smugglers will misuse careful via DM iOS App

    Lanka Friday, 20 May 2016 08:23 PM

    What about the most important thing to Sri Lankans.....vehicles?

    Piyadasa Sunday, 22 May 2016 06:26 AM

    You never suitable for this portfolio, you are the real crack I ever seen.

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