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The telecommunication levy on internet and broadband services in Sri Lanka will be reduced by fifty per cent with effect from January 2013, the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) said.

TRCSL Director General Anusha Pelpita told Daily Mirror that the telecommunication levy would be reduced from 20 per cent to 10 per cent from next year.

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  • raj Monday, 10 December 2012 03:56 AM

    You must be the only person (and those who liked your comment) getting the internet connection from a satellite, while the rest of us getting from the underground cable (SEA-ME-WE 3)

    Mervin Ayya Sunday, 09 December 2012 02:11 PM

    Why only tax? charges should be reduced as well, because the speed is not worth for the charges we pay. Anyway a good move for the start (we hope).

    Sinhala Man Sunday, 09 December 2012 03:00 PM

    That means the bill will come down about 9%. I'm grateful even for such small mercies.

    Saman Sunday, 09 December 2012 04:20 PM

    Dont be a mad

    Ranjith Monday, 10 December 2012 01:34 AM

    When are you going to improve signals in some parts of the country?

    ismail Monday, 10 December 2012 02:43 AM

    we need bread and paripu to reduce by 50% not internet.

    Gemba Monday, 10 December 2012 02:44 AM

    Don't be an idiot, We have great networks if you cpmpare to the south asian countries. give some respect to your mother land!

    samosa Monday, 10 December 2012 03:47 AM

    that's a very good move.... with all hardship, something good at last. It is nice of Government to reduce the prices of basic necessities as well...

    Silas Monday, 10 December 2012 03:54 AM

    Good move...but what about the bandwidth?

    Jaya Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:15 PM

    Yes very hard to believe. Hope this is not another IDD per minute tax

    suda Monday, 10 December 2012 04:08 AM

    From 20% tax to 10% tax only ,

    Ajith Boralugoda Monday, 10 December 2012 04:28 AM

    what requires is a 50% SLASH ON ALL THE TAXES AND DUTIES at the customs!!!!

    1 KBPS Monday, 10 December 2012 04:47 AM

    I have a connection from the so called largest private network operator and live in their 3G cover area. (Wattala) In June I made a complaint that my standard speed is less than 5 kbps, and followed up with many more complaints.

    They advertise a minimum average speed of 1 mbps.
    Since then they have reduced it to average speed of 1 kbps (may be as service recovery), and also now they tell me the upgrade is due next year. If the promise is true, my waiting is for 22 days or 387 more days with 1 kbps?

    Muthu Monday, 10 December 2012 04:52 AM

    How will this favorably impact on poor rural masses who can't even afford to buy a CD.

    kirala Monday, 10 December 2012 08:14 AM

    If your connection is "too slow", change the service provider, or change the package. From my experience, if you're willing to pay for it, local broadband services are pretty fast.

    s.ja Wednesday, 26 December 2012 04:43 PM

    it is very good

    galapitamada Sunday, 09 December 2012 10:29 AM

    Highest form of corruption .unfortunately even the seemingly good things cannot be believed from these ruling thugs and criminals

    Tharaka Chanaka Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:47 AM

    Good...lets hope ISPs will now reduce prices..

    Yuri Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:43 AM

    Why becouse our Dilpan rocket send from Chine? soo it will be in Pettah Market

    Namal PavithraN Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:49 AM

    Direct impact of Satellite launched recently, way to go SL. Thanks.

    Confused Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:57 AM

    50% of what?

    From 20% to 10% of what?

    MS Sunday, 09 December 2012 08:57 AM

    20 percent of the bill

    rifa Sunday, 09 December 2012 09:27 AM

    Are you crazy?

    The Fact Brotha Sunday, 09 December 2012 09:44 AM

    This is great work done by the government!

    DHA Sunday, 09 December 2012 09:53 AM

    Hope this reduction amount on the Net bill does not end up as a call charge with a different name.....

    Lobo Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:30 AM

    Thats nice, how will the benefit be passed on to the consumers?

    galapitamada Sunday, 09 December 2012 10:31 AM

    Definitely to cover something more already set. The benefit of the doubt can be passed to that.

    weha Sunday, 09 December 2012 10:29 AM

    One Country One Kbps

    Abdul Sunday, 09 December 2012 11:02 AM


    20% to 10%

    i dont understand this

    mamath Sunday, 09 December 2012 11:27 AM

    Supreme sat concessions

    unchikun Sunday, 09 December 2012 11:51 AM

    50% of 20% is 10%. It is called arithmetic.

    dev Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:04 PM

    its all because, internet is very slow, not worth paying 100% tax so..50% is ok for 512kb

    Surain Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:08 PM

    hora para

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