Meanwhile, on June 9, The Island published its front page lead story ‘Covid time bonanza: Luxury SUVs for MPs coming after all- LCs opened before Cabinet rescinded its own decision’. The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) has expressed its concerns on the decision the government has taken to import 400 vehicles – including 227 luxury SUVs – to a value of Rs. Is it fair to keep these permit holders on hold indefinitely while new luxury SUVs are imported for MPs during the import ban? The vehicle import ban imposed last year has taken a toll on vehicle buyers by constricting the market at a time when the need for personal transportation is more acute. This proposal was based on a minimum volume of vehicle imports for the industry to survive until the import ban is lifted.
Source: The Nation June 12, 2021 01:07 UTC