Permission to import motorcycles for authorised dealers with certain conditions such as their mother companies agree to establish assembling plants in the country, State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama said.
He said a discussion in connection with this was held recently at the Ministry with the participation of all motorcycle importing agents.
During the discussion, the State Minister stressed that permission to import would be granted to the manufacturing companies with conditions. They must enter into agreements with the Government to establish their assembling plants in Sri Lanka.
“Those companies should establish their assembling plants in the country within a year, and during that period they will be allowed to import only the motorcycle models which are made by them with certain conditions,” Minister Amunugama said.
Later, a discussion was held with Industries Minister Wimal Weerawansa to explore the necessary avenues to implement this project, he added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)