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* Sri Lankan authorities increase liquor and cigarette prices
Thu, Jun 24, 2010, 07:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jun 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities today (24) announced the decision to increase the price of all alcohol and tobacco products with immediate effect.

The Government Information Department announced that the Government has decided to increase the excise duty on these products.

Excise Commissioner, D.G.M.V. Hapuarachchi has said that the price for a liter of arrack will be raised by Rs. 50 and a liter of beer exceeding the alcohol strength of five percent by Rs. 10.

Furthermore, cigarette prices have also been increased by Rs. 1 each.

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