Finance Ministry warns public on false reports of granting duty free vehicle permits to immigrant Sri Lankans

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Finance today said it has received reports that fraudulent documents with the heading of the Department of Trade Investment Policy of the Ministry of Finance and the name and title of its Director General have been sent to Sri Lankans immigrants, stating that Sri Lankans working abroad will be granted duty free vehicle permits.

The Ministry of Finance urges the public not to be fooled by the scam carried out by distributing these false reports through Facebook and other social media channels and other media.

It is emphasized that the Ministry of Finance has not implemented a proposal to issue permits for Sri Lankans working abroad to obtain duty free vehicles.

The Ministry informs the public that all propaganda carried out about the implementation of such a scheme is misleading and fake.

Information on such services provided to the public by the Department of Trade and Investment Policy of the Ministry of Finance are formally advertised on the official website of the General Treasury and the public can get the accurate information on tax free vehicles from the website.

Since no fees of any kind are charged for the services to obtain permits for duty free vehicles, the Finance Ministry requested the public to take legal action if they have already paid any amount to money laundering scammers.

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