Perfume and cosmetic items of Rs. 17.2 Bn imported within five years: Cabraal
Posted on March 23rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

It was revealed in Parliament that Rs. 17.2 billion has been spent to import perfume and cosmetic items within five years from 2015 to 2019.

It was also revealed that the amount of perfume and cosmetic items imported to the country during the said period was 13.8 million kgs.

These figures came to light when Ajith Nivard Cabraal responded to a question raised by Government MP Mohammed Muzammil.

MP Muzammil said the imported perfume and cosmetic items are of low quality and requested the Minister to look into the matter.

Minister Cabraal assured to implement a joint mechanism together with the Health Ministry to resolve this issue. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

One Response to “Perfume and cosmetic items of Rs. 17.2 Bn imported within five years: Cabraal”

  1. dingiri bandara Says:

    Most of the cosmetic products marketed today do not have the beneficial effects the claim to have. Some may be beneficial
    They are simply marketing ploys. I remember the days when mostly what was available was Ponds Cold Cream and Vanishing cream. I use to joke with sisters, after using Vanishing cream, that I can still see them as they have not vanished.
    It may be necessary import some cosmetics, if they cannot be made in Sri Lanka and not all brand with dubious claims of benefits. Today beauty is not skin deep but make up deep.

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