Will the number of seats confiscated for 400 vehicles be confiscated even though the import of vehicles has been banned due to the Kovid epidemic? Sri Lanka Customs has sent a letter to the Ministry of Finance inquiring into the matter.
The Customs Department said in the letter that the vehicles were ordered after the government imposed an import ban in March 2020, which is currently in violation of the law.
Accordingly, there are more than XNUMX luxury vehicles in the port area, said Customs Spokesman Sudathnada Silva. Most of the vehicles in the Port of Colombo are imported from Japan and Britain under the licensing system.
Earlier the government stated that vehicles imported against the ban would be confiscated and handed over to state institutions. The value of these vehicles is declining day by day as they are being destroyed in the port area, the Customs said. When inquired by the Department of Import and Export Control, a senior official of the department stated that the final decision regarding vehicles should be taken by the Ministry of Finance.