Shoes Import allowed through Gazette Change as President’s Secretary needs branded shoes, says government-backed website

Shoes Import allowed through Gazette Change as President’s Secretary needs branded shoes, says government-backed website

23 July 2020 12:31 pm

The gazette issued under the purview of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa banning the import of many items which can be manufactured locally was amended on July 17 allowing the import of shoes, as per the will of President's Secretary P.B. Jayasundara, a website belonged to a powerful government figure disclosed. 

As he wears branded shoes, such shoes with high quality should be allowed for import, Jayasundara has told another official, the website revealed, citing a chief of a local shoe manufacturers' association. 

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