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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today dismissed media reports that prices of canned fish would be increased.

“There is no truth in these news reports. Measures have only been taken to provide high quality canned fish to the consumers,” he told a news conference held at the ministry.

Earlier, Cabinet approval was given to increase the trade levy on a kilogramme of Mackerel --being imported for the production of canned fish -- from Rs.50 to Rs.100 a kilogramme.
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  • Ray Saturday, 30 January 2016 08:35 AM

    how can prices not be increased if the import trade levy was doubled mr.minister please via DM iOS App

    Yahapalan Saturday, 30 January 2016 08:46 AM

    We have no trust on both of them because both are liers.

    Dinesh Saturday, 30 January 2016 09:14 AM

    Another blunder by Ravi...Clearly he is not fit to Finance Minister

    onlooker Saturday, 30 January 2016 09:46 AM

    To believe whom ?. The final outcome is canned fish will go up in price.

    Jason Patta Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:18 AM

    Our Minister of Finance does not know whether he is coming or going. Only Finance Minister to have almost his entire budget proposals reversed or amended by the PM and President.

    gallguy Saturday, 30 January 2016 11:11 AM

    What a contradict government.The premier denies what prez says and finance minister denies what cabinet minister says..

    Premalal Saturday, 30 January 2016 12:24 PM

    A finance minister of contradictions.

    ANTON Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:11 AM

    NATHTHAN, API KANNEY RAVIYAGE MAALU .......

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:24 AM

    Ok thanks.... Sir, please reduce Rs. 50/- on tin fish.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:25 AM

    You are great indeed. Please reduce the fuel prices complying on world market.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:27 AM

    Before the forth-coming election, please reduce prices of all essential goods.

    J Palitha Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:29 AM

    Are you angry with Minister Rajitha. Two different statements. who is right and who is wrong.

    Nims Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:46 AM

    Hey ravi. when the US $ has gone through the ceiling how could the importers sell the items at below cost price. Please explain


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