Sri Lanka informs US authorities on controversial doormat using National Flag

Sri Lanka informs US authorities on controversial doormat using National Flag

Sri Lanka informs US authorities on controversial doormat using National Flag

Written by Zulfick Farzan

14 Mar, 2021 | 7:08 am

Colombo (News 1st);  The Government of Sri Lanka in a letter to Amazon had strongly protested the use of the National Flag of Sri Lanka for commercial/ decorative purposes, said the Sri Lankan Embassy in the United States of America.

The communication was made following reports of misusing the image of the Sri Lankan National Flag in floor mats / non-slip doormats.

The Embassy had requested Amazon to remove the merchandises concerned from the e-commerce platforms with immediate effect.

A statement further read that, the Embassy has taken steps to inform the situation to the US Department of Commerce, Office of the US Trade Representative and the relevant section of the US Department of State.

The Embassy is monitoring developments on this matter, and will take necessary action to engage with the Amazon company and relevant US Government authorities with a view to discontinue the trading of respective products online.

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