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The advertisement on the sale of non slip doormats with the print of Sri Lanka's national flag has been removed from the Amazon site after the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on the matter.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing had informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and requested it to take action to stop the production of door mats and any such products, misusing the Sri Lanka flag.

The company which marketed the product on Amazon was requested by letter from the Embassy to immediately cease selling the door mats and any such products, misusing the Sri Lanka flag.

The Sri Lankan Embassy said it is closely monitoring this matter and will take appropriate action through the relevant authorities in China to stop the production and selling of any product with the image of Sri Lankan flag.

  Comments - 12

  • Jaya Saturday, 13 March 2021 04:26 PM

    They are not to be blamed. A reasonable demonstration of the present state of our country.

    Johan Saturday, 13 March 2021 04:43 PM

    Where are those Sri Lankan patriots sleeping without protest is it because it is Chinese Company

    Traveller Saturday, 13 March 2021 04:55 PM

    Silly matter. Trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. People in other parts of the world don't know where SL in the world map. I have travelled around the world and many think SL is in India. I have seen Budha statues in people's gardens as an ornament. Most of the Sri Lankans are frogs in a well. Just don't waste time over unwanted matters. Get on with life and bring peace and stability.

    Kosappu Saturday, 13 March 2021 05:15 PM

    Ha Ha Ha. At the same time , Ill treating millions of Muslims

    Lanka putha Saturday, 13 March 2021 05:38 PM

    Good. Glad they got the message. Please respect a country.

    RoaringCreek Saturday, 13 March 2021 05:45 PM

    Just check on and these doormats are still on sale.

    Moda Sinhalayo Saturday, 13 March 2021 05:59 PM

    who wants to by srilankan flag doormat?? if srilankan flag is printed on toilet paper, we would buy to wipe our asses

    Rehan Saturday, 13 March 2021 09:45 PM

    Just checked on . These doormats are still available on Amazon. Look like blowing hot air saying "Sri Lanka's national flag has been removed from the Amazon site"

    Jeeves Sunday, 14 March 2021 05:22 PM

    Reply to traveller- If you're so well travelled, try selling a door mat of Christ in USA, and see what happens!

    REX Sunday, 14 March 2021 05:26 PM

    Response to traveller Unfortunately, too many countries know that we are not in India. Our strategic geopolitical position has drawn unwanted global attention here like a magnet! Wish we were unknown like you suggest.

    Lasith Sunday, 14 March 2021 05:27 PM

    Good to have friends in high places!

    Manoj Monday, 15 March 2021 12:02 AM

    Anyway this is a national flag, not a flag representing a religion.

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