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The Exporters Association of Sri Lanka (EASL), which represent the  majority of Sri Lankan Exporters,  small, medium  and large,   urgently callsupon the Ministry of Finance and the Dep of Inland Revenue  to confirm  that RAMIS will be fully implemented and  that it will be operational in January 2017 .

Exporters were  deeply concerned at the  announcement that SVAT  will be suspended, but have been assured that  RAMIS  will allay their concerns as  it will  replace  the current   SVAT scheme.

Hitherto  the paperless SVAT system provided Exporters with a significant level of relief towards the constraints on its cash flows, as, prior to that,  Exporters endured  delays of months and even years, to recover the significant value of VAT they  reposed with the department.   It is for this reason that Exporters are needing to reiterate that there should not be a hiatus in the transition  from SVAT to RAMIS and that  the current   SVAT system must remain operational until  RAMIS is  in place as projected.