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The import tax on a kilogram of potatoes has been increased by Rs.20 while the tax on a kilogram of canned fish has been increased by Rs.25 from midnight yesterday, the Internal Trade Ministry announced today.

A ministry spokesman said the decision to increase the tax on potatoes was taken to protect local farmers. A kilo of potatoes will now cost Rs.50 while a kilo of canned fish will cost Rs.75.

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  • Rohan Tuesday, 18 September 2012 06:44 AM

    This was reduced just before PC polls.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 18 September 2012 06:58 AM

    Fulfilling election promises. This act contradicts CB bosses statistics.

    Dugiya Tuesday, 18 September 2012 06:36 AM

    Elections are over!

    Wara Tuesday, 18 September 2012 07:33 AM

    this to protect local farmers. It's harvest time.

    Gamaraala Tuesday, 18 September 2012 07:59 AM

    There we go again...

    LS Tuesday, 18 September 2012 07:51 AM

    Harvest time for canned fish ??

    DJ Hilton Tuesday, 18 September 2012 07:54 AM

    Superb...,

    Who is going to increase my pay then ???

    My Boss or Our BIG BOSS ??

    RegularJoe Tuesday, 18 September 2012 08:36 AM

    thank you most supreme leader! use this money to decorate galle face for november 19th ceremony of the ascension of the throne.!!! if any money is left give it to silva junior to buy a new porsche.

    Kamal Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:26 AM

    And we keep voting them back again and again what a sorry story !

    Undertaker Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:53 AM

    What a idiot is this Wara. How did canned fish become production of farmers. Is seems that this Wara is a person who goes to kade for UPFA.

    Gadzooks Tuesday, 18 September 2012 05:20 PM

    Is canned fish sold by the kilo?

    Premalal Wednesday, 19 September 2012 01:01 AM

    There will be many more to come before the end of T20 world cup.


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