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* Sri Lanka reduces broadband tax to promote internet use
Tue, Jan 1, 2013, 12:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has reduced the telecommunication levy on internet broadband connections effective from today.

The Director General of TRC Anusha Pelpita said the telecommunication levy on internet and broadband services will be reduced by 50 percent from January 01, 2013.

Accordingly, the telecommunication levy will be reduced from 20% to 10%.

The Director General said the tax reduction is implemented under the 2013 budget proposal submitted by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to promote the use of broadband in the country.

The official pointed out that 1.2 million Sri Lankans use internet now in Sri Lanka and the government aims to increase it to three million by 2015.

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