Sri Lanka government has decided to restrict imports for a limited period to properly manage the current economic situation. Import restrictions will be implemented under three categories as per the recommendations of the Central Bank.

An Extraordinary Gazette has been issued by the Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa limiting the import of 367 non-essential goods into Sri Lanka. These import restricted items include cosmetics, fish, dairy products, fruits, electronics, computer accessories, watches, household appliances, furniture, sanitary ware, and toys.