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The embarkation taxi levied on travellers departing Sri Lanka will be increased from 25 US Dollars to 30 US Dollars from January 1 next year in keeping with a Budget proposal, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) yesterday said.

“Accordingly, the previous levy which was around Rs. 3,250 will be increased to Rs. 4,500 with effect from January 1,” Civil Aviation Director General and CEO H. M. C. Nimalsiri said adding that 20 USD of the levy would be credited to the Treasury.

In the budget, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake proposed to increase the Embarkation tax which would be applied to both air and sea passengers.

The minister also proposed to increase the contribution to the Consolidated Fund from the Embarkation tax from the present one third to two thirds of the total collection through this levy.

The government expects to gross revenue of Rs. 2,000 million from the revised Embarkation tax.(Lahiru Pothmulla)


  Comments - 10

  • Henry Saturday, 12 December 2015 10:20 PM

    They are clueless as they get everything free!

    PPP Sunday, 13 December 2015 10:58 AM

    They are planning a second runway in the airport

    Labby Saturday, 12 December 2015 11:17 AM

    This should not apply to migrant workers. Their contribution is enough.

    Coconut Republic Saturday, 12 December 2015 11:58 AM

    Now , ensure the airport is well kept and maintained.

    Sanath Saturday, 12 December 2015 01:14 PM

    Very soon this government will make tax for expatriate workers money, wait and see, one Central Bank top guy said

    puncha Sunday, 13 December 2015 01:42 PM

    Bog is to be taxed too.

    Sapu Saturday, 12 December 2015 01:21 PM

    They should tax Sri Lankans permanantly moving out not this

    RAJA Saturday, 12 December 2015 01:26 PM

    Another budget concession

    shairun Saturday, 12 December 2015 01:55 PM

    Now embarkation taxi is LKR 3500 not 3250

    @Sapu Sunday, 13 December 2015 05:23 PM

    They should tax YOU for making such a comment!

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