President wants to re-impose tax on beer

25 November 2015 02:30 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed finance minister Ravi Karunanayaka to increase the tax on imported beer (5% alcohol content) which was reduced by Rs.30 in the budget proposal, Presidential Media Division (PMD) said

Finance Ministry had reduced the tax imposed on a liter of beer with low-alcohol percentage to Rs. 160 from Rs. 190 to remove tax discrepancy on import beer.

President had instructed the Finance Minister to increase the tax on import beer as reduction of tax would lead to promote such beer.


  Comments - 8

  • BV Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:15 PM

    VERY GOOD MOVE SIR. via DM Android App

    Bhathiya Waduge Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:26 PM

    Ohhh why ??????

    Giabao Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:42 PM

    of course it looks like a pre-agreed thing. LOL

    ANTON Wednesday, 25 November 2015 09:11 PM


    Coconut Republic Wednesday, 25 November 2015 09:19 PM

    Makes good economic sense..

    paddy Wednesday, 25 November 2015 09:31 PM

    You prefer to increase kasipu instaed...

    janaka Wednesday, 25 November 2015 10:09 PM

    Shame, living on Alcohol Tax instead improving basic exports to the world.

    Maathalan Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:46 PM

    Lets Drink Kasiyaa

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