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Import tax on potatoes and onions reduced

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The Special Import tax on one kilo of Potatoes and big onions has been reduced by Rs.35 with effect from midnight yesterday. The special import duty on red onions has also been reduced by Rs10, the Ministry of Finance said.

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  • unchikun Saturday, 08 December 2012 07:50 AM

    Oops the farmers .

    Haasya Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:37 AM

    Hey... Hey.., Deviled potatoes or potato and onion pie for Xmas !

    Kondebandapucheena Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:37 AM

    Now what must Farmers do ,taking Poison

    singing fish Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:43 AM

    Import tax should be increased instead of reducing inorder to help the farmers.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:58 AM

    Some influential politician may have been given the licene to import potatoes and onions.

    jan Sunday, 09 December 2012 03:40 AM

    Potatos Onions and Racing Cars

    Wallstreet Saima Sunday, 09 December 2012 05:17 AM

    Srilankan people, really dnt understand!! its the festive season and local farmers cant full fill the demand. So they have reduced the tax!!! try to be positive atleast for a change!!! like women dnt keep on nagging.....on everything

    Haasya Sunday, 09 December 2012 08:09 AM

    I am investing my money on importing racing cars

    conty Saturday, 08 December 2012 01:15 PM

    Hmm, you could be right!!!!!! If you have some money to spare invest it with a politician could double your investment!!!!!!!

    Cobra Saturday, 08 December 2012 01:30 PM

    But the cost of a humble maalu/ala paan will remain the same I guess!

    Cobra Saturday, 08 December 2012 01:33 PM

    One way of taking the people's mind off the harassment of the CJ.

    xlntgson Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:47 PM

    Onions and potatoes can't be stored long time therefore the benefit be passed on to the consumer before rotting!

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