Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka raises levy on imported potatoes
Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 11:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 06, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has raised taxes levied on imported potatoes by Rs. 15 per kilo with effect from midnight Thursday, the Finance and Planning Ministry said.

The Ministry said the government has decided to revise special commodity levy on imported potatoes in order to ensure a reasonable price for local farmers who are engaged in potato cultivation and stabilize prices in the market.

Accordingly, special commodity levy charged per kilo of imported potatoes has been increased from Rs.10 to Rs.25.

Harvest of the Yala season potato cultivation is being received to the market from last month. Country's potato harvest is expected to reach 150,000 metric tons this season.

According to the Ministry, the farmers will be able to sell one kilogram of potatoes at Rs. 75 to 80.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka cabinet approves establishing a Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank acquires 51 percent stake of micro finance company
-- [4 hours ago]
Indian Coast Guard arrests 12 Sri Lankan fishermen
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka has fulfilled most of its responsibilities towards country's children - President
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka best place in South Asia for old people
-- [6 hours ago]
US$ 70 million French aid to Sri Lanka for water supply system improvement and energy saving project
Sri Lankan President congratulates top winners of Grade Five Scholarship
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka announces new electricity rates
Minister denies receiving resignation letter from Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to UK
Sri Lanka to mark World Children's Day tomorrow

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.