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 Lankan government reduces taxes on imported grains and lentils
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 07:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Finance Ministry said the special commodity levy on imported grain and lentils will be reduced with effect from midnight today.

The Ministry said the decision was taken to stabilize the rising prices in the local market as the domestic supply of these items from local producers had been severely declined due to prevailing drought.

Accordingly, the tax for unprocessed Mysore dhal would be reduced from Rs. 5 per kilo to Rs. 3.

The import tax for the unprocessed Vatana dhal will be reduced from Rs 22 per kilo to Rs. 15 while for processed Vatana dhal the tax will be reduced from Rs. 25 to Rs. 18 per kilo.

For green gram, the import tax will be reduced from Rs. 102 per kilo to Rs. 70 and for cow-pea tax will be reduced from Rs. 100 to Rs. 70.

The import tax for unprocessed chick pea will be reduced from Rs. 12 to 7 per kilo and the tax for processed chick pea will be reduced from Rs. 15 to 10.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka’s state media and a private TV channel under probe
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka nationalist party calls authorities to reveal the MP allegedly connected to a drug ring
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Appeal Court to take up petition against former LTTE leader on Tuesday
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister to leave for Brussels tomorrow to negotiate EU fishing ban
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights notes probe on Sri Lanka in annual report
Top European trade delegation in Sri Lanka to initiate US$ 8 million project
Sri Lanka Police OIC resigned due to political pressure reinstated
Sri Lanka PM to decide whether to continue port city project with China
Missing Persons Commission of Sri Lanka seeks meeting with President on future proceedings
Sri Lanka PM recalls late Saudi King's role in enhancing bilateral relations

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.