VIDEO: I will buy my son a Lamborghini if he wants to race - Mervyn
November 15, 2012 04:29 pm
Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva stated that the government is willing to not only reduce the price of racing cars but even air planes if it was to promote sports.
Speaking to the media, Minister Mervyn Silva stated that the President comes from a sporting family while he and his sons are sportsmen. He added that no one had the right to complain about the budget proposals on tax concessions for racing cars because it was to encourage a sport.
Furthermore, the Minister stated that no one can be blamed if the critics cannot afford to buy their sons Lamborghinis and proclaimed that he would buy one for his son if it was for racing purposes. Mervyn Silva went on to claim that he would like to purchase one himself as he also enjoys racing.
The Minister finally requested all Sinhalese friends and relatives to produce more children while suggesting that he was undertaking just such a task himself.
In view of promoting sporting tourism all vehicles used for racing sports will be exempt from import tax, President said presenting the 2013 Budget last week.
The President also proposed in his Budget Speech for 2013 to increase fees on revenue license for vehicles from next year.