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The import tax on a kilo of potatoes has been increased by Rs.10 with effect from last night, while the tax on a kilo of sugar has been increased by Rs. 12, the Finance Ministry said today.

“The import tax on potatoes was increased because the harvestof local farmers has started enteringthe market,” the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said the tax increase onsugar would not impact on the consumers because the control price remained unchanged at Rs.95for a kilo of sugar.

 
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  • nima Thursday, 10 September 2015 01:47 PM

    wait and see some more under yahapalanya what is the delay in taking a decision for fuel prices what happened to suthraya

    kan Wednesday, 09 September 2015 03:33 PM

    When MR was doing that, you in opposition were shouting.Real yahapalanaya at work.

    Lasantha Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:44 PM

    Ha ha ha. Yahapalanaya. Increase the number of ministers. Ha ha ha

    Mr Yahapala Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:06 PM

    The real Misson of action in Yahapalanaya start from the midnight . Just wait and see this is the beginning of the Game.

    Sapu Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:03 PM

    We need to protect our farmers

    Sene Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:04 PM

    Yes real yahapalanaya is to protect the local farmer


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