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The 10% telecommunications levy imposed on data will be removed from September 1. Customs duty on small trucks have been reduced by Rs.300,000 while the duty on motorcycles (less than 150 cc) has been reduced by 90% from midnight today, the Finance Ministry announced.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told the media that the data capacity would be increased by 10 per cent. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  Comments - 20

  • Booli Thursday, 17 August 2017 06:27 PM

    There is the good and the bad in the bond scam Talking of good, we do ride of a wheeler dealer in the process. Now the car dealers are up in arms. Please reduce the tax on hybrid and electric cars and bring sanity to 6 million who voted for MS.

    concern Thursday, 17 August 2017 06:30 PM

    This will make the traffic congestion even worse.We need more incentives for our exports to improve our economy.

    Arnold Thursday, 17 August 2017 06:52 PM

    Election is near.

    Dee Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:18 PM

    The roads will be flooded again. When will this end? More bikes and vehicles on road than people. Won't be able to walk peacefully.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:37 PM

    Thank you Sir, its a very good move.

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:38 PM

    Mr. Minister Ravi could not do it, but you did it.... we will support you for this good move.

    L.P. Mendis Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:40 PM

    You are the best Finance Manager in the world. Really appreciate, it helps all the poor mass.

    Bandula Master Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:41 PM

    Hope this is not a Political Gundoo Sir.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:43 PM

    Ravi cheated us, now we have a wise Finance Manager.... thanks.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:44 PM

    One hundred million thanks to you Mr. Finance Manager.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 17 August 2017 07:46 PM

    Sir, please reduce the prices of all common commodities...and gain the support from the poor people.

    George Harry Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:15 PM

    Undoubtedly election GUNDOOS!!!But you cannot win the hearts and minds of the intelligent fellow citizens of Sri Lanka..

    maheshd. Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:50 PM

    This may have done to encourage youth entrepreneurship,but with youth taking on two wheeler s will have increase in traffic and more road accidents.

    TONY Friday, 18 August 2017 03:17 AM

    RAVI cheated us by saying that he was working hard to recover the loot.OH heaven help a man living in an apartment at 1.5 million a month and buying at 165 million IS THIS KAJU ATA OR KOS ATA RAVI WE KNEW HOW YOU CAME TO MANA FOR A JOB

    Dinesh Friday, 18 August 2017 09:47 AM

    Not a good move at all.. Roads will be congested and more accidents are prone to happen.. Rather improve the public transport to please the category who wants to buy a bike.. when is the Indian vehicle import mafia going to end, dumping their vehicles on our roads.

    Janaka Friday, 18 August 2017 09:47 AM

    Dear Minister, how do you intend to recover the loss???, so which of the essential goods will go up in price???... to recover this, just increase some daily FMCG stuff by a small margin, job done...

    Rasheed Friday, 18 August 2017 11:27 AM

    I could not understand why all the Finance Ministers including previous regime always amend the Vehicles Tax.

    Sharon Friday, 18 August 2017 12:23 PM

    More data means, more propaganda AGAINST your regime Sir. What you plan will not happen...

    Poorna Friday, 18 August 2017 12:42 PM

    Looks like the tide is back in publics favour after the resignation of it's brutally corrupt predecessor. Thank you Minister Mangala for trying to give some concessions. Hats off to you on behalf of the whole public.

    sach Friday, 18 August 2017 01:35 PM

    now gove can carry off day to day activities spending the money earned from selling Hamba port.

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