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The Consumer Affairs Minister Johnston Fernando said he would take steps to reduce or totally remove the Rs. 50 tax imposed on a kilo of imported potatoes due to the increase of potato prices in the market.

The price of a kilo of potato had risen up to Rs. 120 to Rs.150 in the recent past.

  Comments - 9

  • Political Illiterate Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:46 PM

    The tax is there because too much of starch is not healthy.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:15 PM

    How nice, we can now become "couch potatoes"

    Prema Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:09 AM

    For Christmas we can have potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes.

    sick n tired citizen Wednesday, 05 December 2012 10:21 PM

    any government MPs gonna import potatoes???

    Hardball Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:57 AM

    What a miracle country, a kilo of potatoes cost Rs.120 and the tax is Rs.50.

    yohan Thursday, 06 December 2012 04:06 AM

    What about the Goviya? You reduce the tax and make the Farmer commit suicide. Those who farm vegetables know this Rs. 120 a kilo is hardly enough to cover the cost. Please think about the farmer and local industry. It is the same case with Onion Farmers.

    weha Wednesday, 05 December 2012 01:40 PM

    What a relief :P

    Robert Thursday, 06 December 2012 04:48 AM

    WHEN THEY IMPOSED TAXES THEY SAID "WE HAVE TO PROTECT OUR LOCAL FARMERS" SO....... NOW WHAT THEY GOING TO SAY ????.......... SELFISH MINITR\ERS..... GO TO ....

    Maximilian Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:20 AM

    Ala Wageda Gova


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