Ban imposed on Batik import reversed in secrecy, Subject Minister discloses

Ban imposed on Batik import reversed in secrecy, Subject Minister discloses

21 September 2020 08:59 am

The ban imposed on Batik fabrics and products import has secretly been lifted by a group of authorities, State Minister of Batik Industries Dayasiri Jayasekara disclosed.

 

The state minister made this observation speaking to media after attending a discussion held with Batik manufacturers in Marawila yesterday (20). 

In his emphasis, the Minister added that Batik import has been reconditioned on the need of various groups, adding that he wishes to impose a stable ban by discussing with the President and the Prime Minister in his capacity as the Finance Minister.

The ban was imposed by the President, Jayasekara reminded, adding that however this has simply been reversed by a group of authorities, even without informing him in his capacity as the subject minister. As this decision has been taken without his consent, Jayasekara expressed his disappointment on the matter. 

MIAP