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Vehicle importers call for increased space for importing used vehicles

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Colombo, April 20 (Daily Mirror) - President of the Vehicle Importers Association of Lanka (VIAL), Indika Sampath Merinchige urged the government to expand the allowance for importing used vehicles alongside new ones. 

He emphasized the need to extend the timeframe for importing used vehicles from three years to seven years or beyond. 

Merinchige highlighted that importing used vehicles can enable them to offer vehicles at lower prices compared to new ones.

Additionally, he noted that importing vehicles that are seven years of age or older will not affect government tax revenue.