Import levy on potatoes up

23 February 2018 05:10 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The special commodity levy on imported potatoes has been increased by Rs. 29 per kilogramme from midnight today, the finance ministry said.

The ministry, in a statement, said they had decided to increase the levy to provide a relief to the local farmers since their harvest is reaching the market.

Accordingly, the levy which was Rs. 1 would be increased to Rs. 30. The new levy revision will be effective until March 31. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama and Kalathma Jayawardana)

 

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  • max Friday, 23 February 2018 05:33 PM

    Quick results of LG results! Thanks SLPP

    Cyber Farmer Friday, 23 February 2018 07:09 PM

    Don't just implement commodity levy on the imports. Provide necessary subsidies to increase the local production to ensure demands are met. Make sure the relief reaches the farmers without some middle men filling their bellies with it!

    Ceylon Friday, 23 February 2018 09:29 PM

    Farmer's son sirisena is president,still cant grow even potatos not even to eat for local people.terrible.all signes says this president not suitable.press him to resign without taking pin padi.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 24 February 2018 11:47 AM

    When import duties are levied on food, this means that something is wrong in this country. Whether the reason lies with the farmers or politicians remains an open question. In any case, the mischief of the middle men should be eliminated.


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