Cabraal says when will Sri Lanka lift the vehicle import ban
Cabraal on when Sri Lanka will lift vehicle import ban The restrictions imposed on the import of vehicles and other non-essential items to Sri Lanka will only be lifted when there is an inflow of foreign exchange from other sources, says the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Information Department, Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal was asked for a timeframe for when the central bank would lift the temporary ban on non-essential imports including vehicles.
He said that items which are available in any part of the world are imported to Sri Lanka as well and that they also in his view can sometimes be termed as non-essential, but those also are being imported.
“But that can only be eased once we see another inflow of foreign exchange coming in from other sources as well,” the governor said. Mr. Cabraal said that one of the key sources that Sri Lanka is having is tourism.