With the GOSL looking towards accelerated industrial expansion as the main engine of future economic growth, maintenance of good air quality would be an added attraction for both foreign investors and tourists to consider Sri Lanka. The national policy on air pollution abatement focuses mainly on Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance; Fuel Reformulation, Pricing and Fleet Mix; Emission Inventory, Monitoring, and Reduction; Standard Setting; Institutional Framework and Regulatory Compliance; Economic Instruments; Transport Planning and Traffic Management and Public Awareness.
National Environmental (Air Emission, Fuel and Vehicle Importation Standards) RegulationsSri Lanka published the Mobile Air Emission Standards, Fuel Quality and Vehicle Specification Standards for importation in June 2000 under the gazette extraordinary No. 1137/11. Based on the results of the Urban Air Quality Management Project, the Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources published revised standards for Mobile Emissions, Fuel Quality, and Vehicle Importation in its gazette extraordinary No. 1295/11 in June 2003. In the present day, VET regulations (Air Emission, Fuel and Vehicle Importation Standards) which are followed by the amendment Motor Traffic Act on 2008 July 09 and Emission Testing and Certification are mandatory and tied to the issuance of the vehicle’s Annual Revenue License.