SLAEAJ President had an interview with ADA news paper
[03 May, 2012]
After a special appeal had been made by the Vehicles Importers of Sri Lanka to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, government had changed the vehicle import regulations. With the appeal, the government of Sri Lanka has now increased permitted age limit of motor cars and vans for one to two years, whilst commercial vehicles age limit has been increased from three and a half years to four.
Mr. Jagath Ramanayake the president of Sri Lanka Automobile Exporters Association in Japan had an interview with ADA news paper and said this decision has affected to vehicle exporting industry much more confident way rather it is being with more duties as well as previously defined age limits
And furthermore he has explained the purpose of newly established SLAEAJ association, rather making decisions in divided way this association will help to all vehicle exporters in Japan to make decision with unity and discuses the matters in the industry in more broaden way.
And the purpose of the Sri Lanka Business Council of Japan was also stated at the interview with memorizing the past activities like vehicle summit already done by the SLBCJ. And how it will be helped to solve the matters and improve business relationship in between Sri Lanka and Japan. Mr. Jagath Ramanayake has also stated necessity of an open table conversation regarding business matters with relevant parties in Sri Lanka government.
Sri Lanka has slapped new taxes of as much as 100 percent of import value on some imported cars. Government is expecting this can reduce state revenues from automobiles this year
Mr. Jagath Ramanayake the president of Sri Lanka Automobile Exporters Association in Japan had made a statement to the ADA news paper and said this will affect to 2000 of Sri Lankans who are involving in the vehicle exporting industry in Japan seriously.
Furthermore he told to the media if government has informed much earlier regarding this kind of regulations changes that can directly be avoided any inconveniences.