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23 August 2013 05:53 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Ministry of Finance and Planning today announced that import duty on potatoes and big onions had been increased by five rupees.

It said the duty on potatoes was increased from Rs.35 to Rs.40 while on big onions it was increased from Rs.30 to Rs.35.

“The increase in duty was imposed to ensure that local farmers receive a maximum value for their produce,” the ministry said.

The Government’s decision comes in the wake of the large stocks of potatoes and big onions that had been harvested during the Yala season. (Chaturanga Pradeep-DM Online)

  Comments - 4

  • Goofy Friday, 23 August 2013 06:03 AM

    Great news, it was not too long ago this tax was increased. Could be to cover the cost of the "Dayasiri Crossover". A totally mismanaged country and economy. We have see that this great government wins all future election. Over to you our great leader Ranil W.

    Gus Gemba Friday, 23 August 2013 06:05 AM

    By now, the local farmers would be millionaires! Same excuse every time.

    ravi Friday, 23 August 2013 11:23 AM

    excellent good move..

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 23 August 2013 05:12 PM

    Yes, you saw how our President win elections. its simple - Jill mart and gundoo... Our local farmers will be given arms soon... to kill themselves.

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