Tax on potatoes, big onion increased

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The import taxes on potatoes and big onion have been increased by Rs 15 and Rs. 20 respectively with effect from today, the Finance Ministry announced.

Accordingly, import tax on potatoes has been increased from Rs. 40 to Rs. 55 per kilogram and big onions increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 per kilogram

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  • OMG Saturday, 25 April 2015 01:13 PM

    Sri Lanka is blessed with everything needed to produce most food items, but people are too lazy to produce and they want easy imports. This is the best way to make people work.

    This is somewhat okay Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:45 AM

    only Import tax na, thats okay as long as we have our country products thats some what okay. But previous regime increased the prices of most of the items for local products and import products with unwanted taxes on multiple times to reserve billions of US dollars to Pawul paksa and also other Loka horu tikata

    Punchi Putha Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:45 AM

    Good move to promote and protect local production. There is no match for Welimada and Jaffna potatoes.

    SL Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:47 AM

    Yahapalanaya! Does the Central Bank Governor has a another son-inlawÉ

    I am Sri Lanka Saturday, 25 April 2015 08:50 AM

    Ok... Here we go

    Mevan Saturday, 25 April 2015 09:08 AM

    This is a good move to safeguard local farmers but authorities should monitor and advise farmers to produce the amounts that can be sold before they become rotten.

    pras Saturday, 25 April 2015 09:18 AM

    yahapalanaya in action now eat it via DM Android App

    ram Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:31 AM

    Incresing impoted item price will make local products high. But make sure pruducers/farmers get the right share instead business men and brockers get almost 200% profit.

    Citizen Saturday, 25 April 2015 09:45 AM

    100 days is now over

    Bala Saturday, 25 April 2015 09:54 AM

    Yes Welimada potatoes and Jaffna NWP onion seasons coming up. Good move as even at a slightly higher price, local produce to be protected as My3 said in his speech to give local agriculture its due place and save dollars.

    pjroy01@gmal.com Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:17 AM

    Huge measures being taken the Hon Min of Fin. Earth shattering, world braking impact. He reduces the price of sprats and now increased the price of potatoes!!! The impact of his abilities are more so than any other MP in charge of finance. Do u think he will grow up to find things that will help instead of weigh the poor down.... Poor guy! He has a potato for a brain

    Mick Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:23 AM

    100 days just finished

    Fassey Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:38 AM

    Good move to protect the local farmers, but traders should not be allowed to increase the price of local potatoes and onion.

    In Law Saturday, 25 April 2015 11:00 AM

    No He is will you as his Son In Law or Daughter in Law

    Sujith Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:25 PM

    to celebrate 100 days yahapalanaya I guess......

    iemerald Saturday, 25 April 2015 12:11 PM

    IS THIS TO PROTECT LOCAL PRODUCE OR JUST GOING BACK TO RAJAPAKSE DAYS RAISING TAXES TO COVER OTHER ACTIVITIES LIKE FRAUD BY PEOPLE IN POWER WHICH ALSO HAPPENS IN THIS ADMINISTRATION BUT SWEPT UNDER THE MAT LIKE MR DID

    hiran gunawardena Saturday, 25 April 2015 12:11 PM

    Why Govt kept the low tax till election. I wonder they not going to call elections

    Mick Saturday, 25 April 2015 01:05 PM

    To mark the end of 100 days


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