The Ministry of Environment has decided to restrain the laws pertaining to the transportation of timber & wooden furniture.
The relevant gazette notification in this regard has already been sanctioned
by Minister of Environment Anura Priyadharshana Yapa.
Accordingly permits will not be required to transport certain varieties in all other administrative districts accept Colombo.
However Furniture or timber consisting of consignments of Ebony, Teak or White Sandal Wood will however require a permit during transportation.