Import levy on potatoes halved to Rs.25/kg

25 December 2019 07:01 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The special commodity levy on imported potatoes has been reduced from Rs.50 to Rs.25 with effect from midnight today, the Finance Ministry said.

It said the decision was taken when the ‘Cost of Living Committee’ met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last week at the President Secretariat.

The special gazette notification in this regard has been issued by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as Finance and Economic Affairs Minister.

“The prices of vegetables in the market keep soaring. The special commodity levy on imported potatoes was reduced anticipating a large stock of local potatoes to the market by February,” the ministry said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 3

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • DJ Thursday, 26 December 2019 02:54 AM

    Strange vat reduces prices go up, some crapoy levy to reduce prices. Get a life speak the truth if not your a man of no substance

    Pissa Thursday, 26 December 2019 10:10 AM

    We would like to know how much and do not care about taxes. Let's be very precise !

    TONY Thursday, 26 December 2019 01:22 PM

    THIS WILL BE VALID ONLY FOR 3 MONTHS. AFTER ELECTIONS NO MORE IMPORTS OR PAY HIGH DUTY. IT IS HEALTHY NOT TO CONSUME POTATOES


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’s Key Sri Lankan Tamil Aide

An overwhelming feeling of relief has descended upon the world-not merely th

The virus may be spreading much faster than official data suggest

The daily case reports from the Epidemiology Unit are the only data we have t

Credentials of official raise controversy

Amila Ishan Kankanamge, the Government appointed non-Executive Director to Mo

How the SLAF killed the LTTE’s “Smiling Cobra” in an air strike

More than eleven years have passed since the war between the Sri Lankan Armed

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.