State Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that import restrictions on 10 different products related to tourism, security, and sports were lifted.
In a statement on Tuesday (20), the State Minister said these items include energy drinks, equipment required for CCTV systems, MGF wood required for the production of furniture, and sports equipment.
The State Minister said that this was the third occassion that import restructions were lifted this year.
On the 23rd of August 2022, the government restricted the import of 1,465 products.
The State Minister said that since then to the 23rd of November, the government managed to save USD 1.211 Billion.
On the 9th of September, the import restrictions on 708 items were lifted.
On the 23rd of November, the import restrictions on 77 items were lifted.
On the 19th of December, the import restrictions on 10 items were lifted.