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Steps already taken to ban import of textile fabrics: State Minister

Minister of State for Batik, Textile and Handloom Products Dayasiri Jayasekara says that steps have already been taken to ban the import of textile fabrics.

The Minister pointed out that the relevant gazette notification has been approved by Parliament.

Minister of State Dayasiri Jayasekara expressed these views at a media briefing held in Colombo.

The Minister of State further commented, “A large number of batik and textile showrooms are being set up in every city. We stopped importing batik paint and all textile fabric to Sri Lanka. Minister Bandula Gunawardena approved it at our request. Accordingly, the import of batik rolls to Sri Lanka will be stopped completely. In fact, we now have a great opportunity to bring back the largest range of handloom textile and batik products manufactured in Sri Lanka. ”