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Central Bank orders banks to Suspend facilitating importation of all types motor vehicles,


Central Bank orders banks to Suspend facilitating importation of all types motor vehicles, Non essential goods for next 3 months

2020-03-19


The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Introduces Urgent Measures to Ease the Pressure on the Exchange Rate and Prevent Financial Market Panic due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As per the provisions of the Monetary Law Act No. 58 of 1949, the Banking Act No. 30 of 1988, and the Foreign Exchange Act No. 12 of 2017, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka introduced several measures to ease the pressure on the exchange rate and prevent financial market panic due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, licensed commercial banks and National Savings Bank are directed to adopt the following measures during the next three months, with immediate effect:

  • Suspend facilitating importation of all types motor vehicles, other than those excluded specifically under Banking Act Directions No.01 of 2020, under Letters of Credit
  • Suspend facilitating importation of non-essential goods specified in Banking Act Directions No.01 of 2020, under Letters of Credit, Documents Against Acceptance and Advance Payment
  • Suspend the purchase of Sri Lanka International Sovereign Bonds by licensed banks in Sri Lanka

 

References : http://www.newswire.lk/2020/03/19/central-bank-to-suspend-facilitating-importation-of-all-types-motor-vehicles-non-essential-goods-for-next-3-months/