Aug 05, 2021

E-waste, used clothes imports to be banned!

The Department of Import and Export Control states it is considering a ban on importing used electronic goods and clothes.

Import and Export Control General Damayanthi Karunarathne, stated that requests for a ban have been received from the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Health, as these items could cause harm to the country’s environment and public health.

There have been previous rackets where discarded hospital beds, mattresses were among hazardous items that have been imported to Sri Lanka.