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There was minimal allowance for anyone to exploit the opportunity made available to them to import tiles and sanitaryware after the temporary relaxation of import restrictions, State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabral informed Parliament yesterday.

State Minister Cabral said there was hardly any time for any importer to open letters of credit as a result of the removal of import restrictions. “emails were sent to all banks and the Department of Customs as soon as the temporary easing of import restriction was cancelled,” he said. Mr. Cabral was responding to a question raised by Mr. Dissanayake as to whether the import restriction was temporarily removed to help any importer or importers to gain some benefits. The State Minister said a new gazette notification had already been issued creating a win-win situation for importers, local tile producers and consumers. (YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA)

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  • Mohammed jaber Saturday, 13 February 2021 12:32 PM

    Please let small business owners to continue their business Because it's not possible to start the new plant for the manufacturing ceramics items for the country.we don't understand why government can't see the actual in the country

    Sokrates Saturday, 13 February 2021 12:33 PM

    Allow all companies to import unrestricted which have enough own foreign currency

    RoaringCreek Saturday, 13 February 2021 12:38 PM

    Today all transactions are done electronically and just a fraction of a second is enough to do the damage if information was leaked. Today we live in a digital world (not Nandasena level of digital world) and it is not possible to hoodwink educated.

    MV De silva Saturday, 13 February 2021 07:39 PM

    The Minister should read the article with the heading "The Covid-19 Repatriation Mafia" on 4th February before talking crap

    Ranaweera Saturday, 13 February 2021 07:42 PM

    They will take the opportunity. Stop unnecessary imports. Why can't we make these sanitary ware here. We have very good clay. We make world class ceramic items.

    Buddhist Saturday, 13 February 2021 08:35 PM

    No one need to exploit, the Govt itself will collapse soon.

    KPS Saturday, 13 February 2021 09:38 PM

    Abolish the favoritism

    Adam Speak Saturday, 13 February 2021 11:52 PM

    Talking about Tiles


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