Foreign Ministry conveys concerns about Sri Lanka flag doormat
The Foreign Ministry yesterday said Government concerns over the sale of the national flag being sold as a doormat on Amazon have been conveyed to both the Sri Lankan Embassy in China and the Chinese Embassy in Colombo.
There have been recent reports on social media platforms of a ‘Sri Lanka Flag Non-Slip Doormat’ which is being advertised for online purchase on the Amazon website, the Ministry said in a short statement.Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage has informed the Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing to contact the manufacturer concerned in China and also has brought to the attention of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, the advertising of Sri Lanka’s national flag as a doormat.
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC has also been instructed to follow up on the matter with the advertising platform Amazon.
(Source: Daily FT)
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1. Is this happened to only SL flag? 2. Doesn’t Amazone have a set rules & regulations for products posting soliciting to sell? 3. SL should contact the producer too and lodge a formal complaint.
Answers to Mr Amarakoon:
Q1 – YES
Q2 – YES, all goods sold on Amazon undergo strict quality and ethical standards check.
Q3 – The Manufacturer is in China but the Designer / producer is a local. The goods are sponsored by CV19 recovery export promotion concessionary initiatives
Thank you Mr. Roxi de Abrew. To add more salt on the wound, Amazon also sells women two peace bathing wear with national flags (avoiding national flags of Islamic countries).
Yes Mr Amarakoon,
Women’s bathing wear with the National Flag poised strategically on top of the gateway to heaven which is revered by men of all ages, caliber etc !!!
By the way Mr A, I am a woman !!