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The price of cigarettes has been increased by Rs. 3 from Rs. 30 to Rs. 33 while a litre of beer by Rs. 40 (alcohol below 5%) and a litre of beer by Rs. 60 (alcohol over 5%) from today, the Finance Ministry said.

It said Price of hard liquor: A proof litre of Molasses has been increased by Rs. 110 and a litre of foreign type proof increased by. Rs 160.

 
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  • Ursula Saturday, 03 October 2015 09:47 PM

    What about locally illegally distilled molasses alias kassippu ...???.consumption of this will increase as the other goes up .....poor man is not affected by this increase

    Roshan Saturday, 03 October 2015 10:02 PM

    Good. Please imply taxes to liqure in duty free shops as well.

    karu Saturday, 03 October 2015 10:53 PM

    Good move. Legalise all fruit kassippu too. via DM Android App

    simon Sunday, 04 October 2015 03:29 AM

    To protect the local farmer !

    Cobra Sunday, 04 October 2015 06:32 AM

    Ova kiwwe nehe ne ethakota. Anidda wnakota thawa monawa wedi wevida ?Ohomayang ohomayang pallamatama!!!

    Kale Sunday, 04 October 2015 08:54 AM

    Looks like I picked a good time to give up drinking!

    Napoleon Saturday, 03 October 2015 04:20 PM

    Good game. Always hitting middle class society.

    ANTON Saturday, 03 October 2015 04:47 PM

    WARELLAKO CHANDEY ILLANDA .........

    ANTON Saturday, 03 October 2015 04:48 PM

    IS THIS CALLED THE DOMESTIC MECHANISM ???

    Thomas Sunday, 04 October 2015 12:14 PM

    This action of the Govt will promote sale of illicit liquor ( kasippu )Why increase the price of Beer, which is considered as ladies drink

    nandun Saturday, 03 October 2015 05:32 PM

    good

    ASh Monday, 05 October 2015 08:16 AM

    Good I gave up smoking 2 days ago :) happy

    mohan Saturday, 03 October 2015 06:13 PM

    Our president said few weeks ago that he will not going to depend on income generated by booze and tobacco.what happen now ? Oh! Sorry I completely forgot about the budget deficit.

    Lawry Monday, 05 October 2015 09:09 AM

    Housemaids from the ME will send money to offset the trade deficit in any case.

    Aku Saturday, 03 October 2015 06:58 PM

    All I can say is WTF!!!??? An over-night raise??? Come on people, we must make them rectify ALL prices...

    Mason Saturday, 03 October 2015 07:13 PM

    No threat of General or Presidential Elections for the next five years, so prices can be increased without any threat of a backlash.

    Premalal Saturday, 03 October 2015 07:14 PM

    Great news for kasippu mudalalies , the police and the politicians.

    mohan Sunday, 04 October 2015 04:29 PM

    Budget is around the corner. We can expect more SCUD Missiles in the near future.

    OMG Saturday, 03 October 2015 08:01 PM

    Good move.

    uza Saturday, 03 October 2015 08:25 PM

    good move! I guess now the police "pagawa" rate will also increase!! lol

    ChowChow Saturday, 03 October 2015 08:27 PM

    Aiyo!

    jayantha Saturday, 03 October 2015 08:55 PM

    This seems to be alright,this is not an essential item.


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