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Import tax on potatoes has been increased from existing Rs. 10 to Rs. 20 per kilogram with immediate effect, the President’s office said.

The decision has been taken following the instruction from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, it said
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  • andy Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:24 AM

    foolish! go for fix policies

    Tharaka Chanaka Sunday, 20 February 2011 04:09 AM

    No more ala thel dahala...

    Asanka Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:16 AM

    Everything is decided by president. Once all itme prices went sky rocket high he may ask to eat grass. But our beloved people would vote for him again.

    I Hussein Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:17 AM

    One time they import anything (coconut, eggs etc) and again they increase duty on other commodity. There is no balance or NO POLICY!

    local boy Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:46 AM

    more to come after ICC WC

    citizen1 Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:06 PM

    surprise...not!

    Devika Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:56 AM

    when tax will imply on Polos and koss gediyata?. akat kanda tiyaida dan ne.

    Devika Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:57 AM

    Asanka well said..

    Azeem Mohamed Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:05 AM

    Government ta ....Rajasapa...janathawa duk widinawa....Now we are like Zimbabwe

    Lanka Hamaduru Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:08 AM

    Rather than implying taxes on poor people stomach.....WHY GOVERNMENT CAN REDUCE MINISTERS AND ALSO THEIR FACILITIES AND PACKS. IF THOSE THINGS ARE REDUCED, WE WILL HAVE ENOUGH FUND ....& NO POINT OF OCCUPYING FUND FROM OTHER EATABLE THINGS....From this who will suffer..only poor people of this country.

    Srilankan Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:16 AM

    Yudde iwarai ne... Sinhala Bauddaya ge baudda kama thiyagena wediwana badu mila bala bala inna thamay thiyenne... Sinhala yage Moda kama nisa thamay me hema deyakma

    Appuhami Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:27 AM

    Present government's monetary policy is a COMIC!!

    Pro: Sameer ahamed Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:51 AM

    So now the solution is to go infront of MR house and request for potatoes with reduced price? or go to Johnson uncle? Suba "MAHINDA CHINTANAYK" SUBA ANAGATAYAK LANKAWATA.
    Prof. Sameer - Denmark
    Well said SriLankan

    Lanka Hamaduru Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:55 AM

    Apey Sihalayayonta molay na ney.......RATA ...RATA..kiyanawa....dan rata tiyagana.KAPALLAH......ahinsaka dupat minusungy badata gahuwane dan.

    Dr. Munasinghe Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:07 AM

    who will speak on behalf of these poor people of this country? Will MR Speak? Or any other government minsters speak about this? Day by day their pockets are being filled and their children studying quality education in other country...living with luxry life.... Considering large number ministers, considering all personal entertainment expenses, considering elections.....day by day cost of living getting very high without war. The country developement not only making roads and resettling people for north and east getting foriegn funds. people should live happily getting their basic needs in effordable way. That is the real develpment of a country.

    Rajendiran Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:23 AM

    MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE FAMILY GODDA......APee .....WALAY...MAY KARUMA kanda tamai apee MR ta support karala votes dune? Apee walay... tamai....dan karanda dayaka na....idiriyata apita hingakanda tamai wane....

    Jane Warrant Monday, 21 February 2011 12:48 AM

    Let the POOR PAY TAXES

    Oyage sudu kella Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:28 AM

    Aiyo.. than ithin ela nemei, ala !

    Holman Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:30 AM

    Sahathika aththa !!!

    Rajendiran Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:35 AM

    To:
    # Pro: Sameer ahamed
    # Dr. Munasinghe
    Lanka Hamaduru
    well said

    Govio Lanka Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:41 AM

    We voted and selected him....Finally we have been sent to "HELL". Its a good learn and lession for all supporters.
    MR.PResident thanks very much for the kindness.

    Royalist Sunday, 20 February 2011 08:05 AM

    apeewa walayta damma.......MR family is Godda...Suba anagatayak

    Pawlpakse Sunday, 20 February 2011 09:54 AM

    Good move. It's always better to protect the local farmers. Only thing that the govt should do is to provide subsidy to the farmers so that the prices will come down.

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Sunday, 20 February 2011 12:25 PM

    eat cake!

    Hash Saturday, 19 February 2011 03:46 PM

    Election election... we will never survive without you....

    lakmal Saturday, 19 February 2011 04:17 PM

    Potato terrorism

    KABAB Saturday, 19 February 2011 04:34 PM

    Why maintaining Consumer Affairs Authority? Waste of public funds.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 19 February 2011 06:00 PM

    Potatoes are not good for health: if you eat more potatoes, you just become like a potatoe.


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