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The three-year restriction imposed for transferring duty-free vehicle permits for public servants has been removed with effect from today, the Customs said.

Director General of Customs Dr. Neville Goonawardena said that the customs had received a directive from the Ministry of Finance and Planning to this effect today.

A highly placed official from the Ministry of Finance and Planning confirmed that the clause restricting the sale of permits was removed.

“It’s effective to both permits issued previously and the ones to be issued in the future. The clause pertaining to the restriction was removed” the source said. (Hafeel Farisz)

  Comments - 30

  • Thomas Saturday, 17 November 2012 09:12 AM

    Plundering at a swing? The nation going bankrupt

    Nodrog Sunday, 18 November 2012 02:48 AM

    The only thing consistent about this Govt is its inconsistency. Rules are made and broken for no rhyme or reason or thought for the consequences but to fill the pockets of some and inflate the egos of the rest..

    Lobo Sunday, 18 November 2012 02:47 AM

    Give a monkey a blade and this is what happens.....

    Ranjit Sunday, 18 November 2012 12:11 AM

    Having a field day. Treating citizens in two ways. One section lives duty free tax free while the other section pays all the taxes and duties and call it them engine of growth.

    Gunapala Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:45 PM

    Another avenue of ( illegal) now legal income for the Public Servants of this country . Nothing for the Public though who elect the Parliamentarians and employ the Public servants.

    Ling Saturday, 17 November 2012 07:06 PM

    Why choose to see and write something you like and not the fact. What is public servant? What is Lamborghini? Does anyone know is not a normal sport car that you can buy and drive, well for me to know and you go and find out.

    Yuri Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:57 PM


    Senaka Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:44 PM

    Very good move. Thank you very much Sir !

    guruge de silva Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:08 PM

    How about the Sale of the office of CJ? That would bring in much needed revenue for defense of mother lanka?

    rajiv Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:05 PM

    will the tax men be going behind these guys ?, they only pester the poor tax payers, with goodies to their pocket.

    dam Saturday, 17 November 2012 03:29 PM

    Dont buy those....thats it...

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:26 AM

    Making a mockery of the term "Duty Free" to help the hangers-on to make a quick buck.

    richardson Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:13 AM

    All beggars should be categorized in to groups like Aston Martin , Lamborogine ,Toyota beggars Dimo batta beggars
    and issue with transferable car permits

    The beggars can be eliminated in a week !!!

    All Parliament area beggars must be given the most expensive type of car permits.

    richardson Saturday, 17 November 2012 09:52 AM

    All beggars should be given vehicle permits and this way, can wipe out the beggar population.

    Sue Saturday, 17 November 2012 09:29 AM

    Someone's Christmas wish list is coming true....Wonder who that is?

    weha Friday, 16 November 2012 02:00 PM

    The whole country belongs to them. they can do what ever they point shouting

    C. Seneveratne Saturday, 17 November 2012 08:10 AM

    This is aBirthday Gift

    justin Saturday, 17 November 2012 07:31 AM

    Many people don't realise the seriousness of this. This is a public roberry!!. Not only by the politicians but also the high ranking Govt. officials who are the law makers adjusting laws for their own benifits. Politicians and High ranked Govt. officials can purchase duty free vehicles every 5 years and sell them immediately without any restrictions but the poor people who want to buy a vehicle for their earnings should pay the exess Taxes!

    Christine Saturday, 17 November 2012 07:17 AM

    Dear President, Why all this money spinning opportunities are only awarded to the government MPs .while import duty on vehicles are kept sky -high for the rest. Sir, try to keep your good name always on top, because Srilanka now has a very bad name for political corruption and domineering and arragant political behavier.No one cares about public opinion.

    Matalan Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:58 AM

    Just for holding a high position you can make 2 to 3 million extra overnight through vehicle sale. What on earth is the benefit to the long suffering man-on-the-street?

    GP Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:57 AM

    Already we are down the "Pallang"

    richardson Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:30 AM

    Ranil, Corruption ???
    These are small potatoes

    richardson Saturday, 17 November 2012 05:27 AM


    Lapas Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:56 AM

    this mahinda govt wants the country to go bankrupt

    Thomas Saturday, 17 November 2012 03:52 AM


    Kay Parker Saturday, 17 November 2012 03:31 AM

    Very nice way to bribe the permit holders , we are still in Badagini

    tom Friday, 16 November 2012 03:17 PM

    so much focus on the vehicles is there a minister incharge of vehicle duty???

    Ranil Friday, 16 November 2012 02:52 PM

    Corruption officialized

    meranchi Friday, 16 November 2012 02:33 PM

    vehicle holder like ministers directors will earn extra buck from that also....i

    doha Friday, 16 November 2012 02:32 PM

    This is to allow the parlimenterians to sell their vehicles and to buy sports vehicles.

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