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Vehicle Importers Association urges reconsidering import ban

The Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka (VIASL) issuing a statement has condemned the vehicle import ban imposed by the government.

The import ban has negatively impacted the Sri Lankan economy as well as vehicle importers and all related industries. As purchasing a quality vehicle is a dream for most Sri Lankans there is a massive supply chain built around it. Vehicle importers provide various employment opportunities ranging from accountants, sales executives, marketing executives, drivers, cleaners, security staff, etc.

Furthermore, service areas such as clearing agents, interior cleaners, mechanics, car carrier operators and service centers are directly dependent on importation of motor vehicles. Vehicle importers as well as related service providers have faced severe difficulties maintaining their business premises, paying off bank loans, rent and paying the salaries of their employees.