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
Dialog paves way for 5G with successful Massive MIMO trial
-- [20 minutes ago]
Australian PM sees Sri Lanka President's visit as an opportunity to advance key areas of bilateral cooperation
-- [1 hour and 24 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests six Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [1 hour and 59 minutes ago]
U.S. FY 2018 budget requests $ 2.88 million to support Sri Lanka's demining and border control programs
-- [8 hours ago]
Rule of Law will be strictly implemented against persons cresting conflict in the country - Minister
Prime Minister asks all party leaders to reach consensus on Local Government elections
Sri Lankan President condemns Manchester suicide attack
Measures taken to alleviate teacher shortage, Education Minister says
PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes over 400 delegates to Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls on youth to play a greater role in reconciliation for country's development

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.