The Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka has responded to Sri Lanka’s request about selling and advertising Sri lankan flag printed carpets and slippers.
Chinees Embassy in Colombo has tweeted saying
“National Flags must be fully respected. Concern has been conveyed for investigation. Similar products are sold by sellers from various countries on Amazon. China has been supporting Sri Lanka for its peace, prosperity and dignity for decades.”
Door mats and footwear advertising the Sri lankan national flag were available for sale on several websites including Amazon.
The “Sri Lanka Flag Nonslip Doormat” had cost USD 12 and its around Rs. 2400. They also advertising about slippers with a Sril lankan flag image in it.
Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage Foreign Secretary informed the Embassy of Sri Lanka in China Beijing to contact the manufacturer about the concerned matter. Also he had instructed Embassy of Sri Lankan in Washington D.C to follow up on the matter with the advertising platform Amazon.