DH Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:17 AM
If you want an Indian car ask the makers to open a factory in Sri Lanka. This is a good encouragement for them to open a factory here. Countries like India, Malaysia etc has strict import controls to encourage manufacturers to open factories in that country but we couldnt even get Indians to open a threewheeler factory!
sach Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:48 AM
india is not an angel, but our leaders had gave many outsiders the chance to exploit SL issues. And they still do.
sach Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:47 AM
how bad indian cars doesnt matter, it fits the budget of majority of the Lankans. The truth is lankans are getting poor. The ones who used to buy Japanese ones are switching to indian ones. Also indian cars are not bad as they used to be. SL gov has royaly f***d up our economic policies. That is y SL is compelled to such a drastic step.
Personally i dont think this is a good thing. It targets the low middle income earners while letting the rich import lamboghinis. India is our neighbour and biggest partner in culture, economy, defence. This step can send a negative signal.
If Lanka has a local manufacturing facility for vehicles under 1000 cc it is understandable. However it is not a case like this.
If reducing imports and wastage is the concern gov have far great things to do.
whatever our ppl say, importing from india is good for us. Minimum shipping distance so less cost.
rajiv Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:29 PM
Indians r very shrewd so Our President is playing very well.
Kiri Hami Tuesday, 11 December 2012 04:55 PM
Good lesson to India for trying to bully it's neighbors....
roy Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:28 PM
well done, carbon emmsion can reduce in colombo city.no more bandematuram in srilanka.
AJI Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:33 AM
I also hate Indian cars and bought same as I don't have money to buy a Japanese car. Can we use chinese cars???
Shihan Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:26 AM
Well said. when are we going to have our own Mass rapid transport system. its high time. over to you president. please do it and you will be remembered forever
Maximilian Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:01 AM
Mr.Thomas, Indian cars are meant for people who has no clue about cars, has no taste and has absolutely no idea about the maintenance cost and the repaires...European cars are not climatised for this country so, lets not worry about Lamborghinis. But, we should promote Japanese cars as over a period of 10 years maintaining a Maruti would definitely cost more than a mid range japanese car...and also you can forget about the second hand value of big brother's cars as no one wants to buy them after you remove the Polythene covers.
buwa Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:24 AM
Try to buy a used japanese car which falls within ur budget then you will get necessory safety and relability and you can use it for long. Also you can resell it at a better price which is not the case with indian cars.
If you decide on an Indian car please make up ur mind that you gave ur money on charity and make up ur mind.
Actually I cannot imagine why people decide on indian car. Dont think that I'm anti-Indian. But it is a fact!
Any ideas please!!!!
Omattage Perera Tuesday, 11 December 2012 02:28 AM
Indians should wake up and consider that they should start assembling cars in Sri Lanka rather than importing them to Sri Lanka.
When India change and restrict Sri Lankan exports, Sri Lanka can complain to nobody and have to grind and bear. Why should it be changed for indian exports to Sri Lanka.
Adapt and do your business if you want to be competitive!!!
Lobo Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:10 AM
In retaliation for voting against us at the UN council and for the years of crappy treatment and bullying?
J P Rajan Tuesday, 11 December 2012 06:49 AM
Anyway I hate indian cars!!!1
kumar Tuesday, 11 December 2012 06:46 AM
If you can supply the Japanese hybrid cars for the price of Maruti and Nano, no need to educate the people about the advantages of Japanes cars.
OMG Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:21 AM
If we could build a underground railway system in Colombo and suburbs the vehicle usage could be halved overnight.
If there was a decent public transport system I would love to leave my vehicle at home and save the stress even if it costs the same.
Huna Tuesday, 11 December 2012 04:35 AM
Some good news from SL Finally !!
Thomas Tuesday, 11 December 2012 02:52 AM
Indian Cars are meant for the Middle class & the poorer section, while the Rich enjoying importing Lamborghini's, on very less duty. WHY PENALIZE THE WEAKER SECTION OF THE SOCIETY? Please reduce duty on Indian vehicles forthwith.
Maximilian Tuesday, 11 December 2012 02:50 AM
Well said Mr.Perera.In addition I hope there will be a concession on hybrid cars at least next year and also the Japanese Auto industry could educate the public about the advantages of owning a Japanese car over a crapy Maruti or that death trap Nano.
FaisalS Tuesday, 11 December 2012 02:40 AM
Typical Indians whining and wailing. Look at how many blocks they have placed on the FTA between the two countries and yet they have the temerity to complain here.
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