President calls for a report on imports that could be restricted

President calls for a report on imports that could be restricted

Written by Staff Writer

16 Oct, 2018 | 9:18 pm

Colombo (News1st): With the aim of resolving the prevailing economic issues in the country President Maithriapla Sirisena has requested the Finance Ministry to develop a report on non-essential items that can be restricted from importation.

According to a press release issued by the President’s Media Division, the President made this request at the national economic council which convened today (October 16). The economic council at the meeting today outlined the economic crisis Sri Lanka is facing, due to the increase of the dollar in the international market.

According to the President’s Media Division, the economic council focused on the need to encourage local production of non-essential items that have been temporarily restricted.

Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Rajitha Senaratne, Sarath Amunugama, Duminda Dissanayake, Mahinda Amaraweera and Malik Samarawickrama were also present at the meeting.

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