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The government today said it has decided to reduce the registration fee of news websites by 75 percent, and the renewal fee by 80 percent.

Media Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the Cabinet had given the approval for the proposal to reduce the registration and the annual renewal fee of websites to Rs 25,000 and 10,000 respectively.

On July 31, the government stated that the Cabinet had approved a proposal to levy a registration fee of LKR (Sri Lanka rupees) 100,000 (approximately USD 750) on websites that carry news and current affairs content on the country. These websites would moreover be liable to pay an annual renewal fee of LKR 50,000 (approximately USD 375).

  Comments - 12

  • Kautilya Thursday, 09 August 2012 07:25 AM

    'The Government has got muddled with websites.

    CHANDRAPALA Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:04 AM

    Please pass the right of information bill without charging money for websites registration.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:21 AM

    Yes our Govt. is playing games like kiddies Hooo......

    bandara Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:15 AM

    Do they really understand the impact on business? websites must be near zero or free of charges. Sri Lanka can not go high with these non senses.

    Godagampala Rohana Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:29 AM

    Did some UNP Gaja man made a threat to the Government?

    Jayantha Jayamanne Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:33 AM

    For sure, the pressure from the International Media had pressed to do so.

    Jayantha Jayamanne Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:37 AM

    Keylia you can fool your nutties but not us OK. You all are opportunists, that's all we know.

    Bikechain Bubbleband Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:41 AM

    After the election it will be 200% increase.

    Jeevan Thursday, 09 August 2012 09:43 AM

    Almost all the Internet users know about Web proxies!

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 09 August 2012 06:51 AM

    I believe Government is going to spend more money on blocking the web sites as 99.9% of the website won't register with this hefty money.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 09 August 2012 07:09 AM

    Simple economics: when there is no demand, the price comes down!

    TRUTH Thursday, 09 August 2012 07:21 AM

    I have no words to say for these idiots

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