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The Government has decided to increase the excise duty on imported potatoes to Rs. 50.00 per kilo from midnight tonight (26), the presidential media division said.

They said the decision was taken due to the huge harvest expected season in Nuwara-Eliya this season. (CS)

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  • Ram Tuesday, 27 April 2021 02:35 AM

    When a huge harvest is expected the imports must be curtailed. This shows that there is no planning by the Minister.

    Peacemaker Tuesday, 27 April 2021 06:08 AM

    Now the 6.9 million can eat grass for electing these rajapaksa thugs into power becomes they have a bull brain and bulls eat grass

    Mole Tuesday, 27 April 2021 06:31 AM

    The problem here is that we cannot get local pototoes from anywhere. Even the local potatoes come with the imported label!

    Angry Patrick Perera Tuesday, 27 April 2021 08:21 AM

    Tax on all the food stuffs and increase the prices and kill the whole SriLankans.

    Mohamed Riaz Tuesday, 27 April 2021 08:23 AM

    This is worse than Covid-19 3rd wave.

    VJ Tuesday, 27 April 2021 08:28 AM

    In spite of the Rs.50 tax increase, the imported potato will cost less compared to the locally grown. Growers will not have access to imported chemical fertilizers in the future, good news, in order to maintain a level playing field, can we stop importing food grown using chemical fertilizers?

    Terrence Tuesday, 27 April 2021 08:51 AM

    Is this another Ala Keliya like the Pol thel, sugar etc keliyas

    Ranaweera Tuesday, 27 April 2021 01:58 PM

    Stop eating potatoes and sugar. Killer food for diabetes. Switch to sweet potatoes and no sugar.


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