Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 16 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka increases Embarkation Tax from January 1
Sat, Dec 12, 2015, 12:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka will increase the Embarkation Tax levied on every departing passenger, who has stayed in Sri Lanka for over 24 hours, from January 1, 2016, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The Embarkation Tax will be increased from US$ 25 to US$ 30 from January 1 in line with the budget proposals.

According to Civil Aviation Director General and CEO H. M. C. Nimalsiri the current Embarkation Tax of Rs. 3250.00 levied on every departing passenger will increase to Rs. 4,500 with effect from January 1.

Out of the new levy, US$ 20 would be credited to the Treasury, Daily Mirror reported.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake presenting the 2016 budget proposed to increase the Embarkation Levy from US$ 25 to US$ 30. The Tax is applicable for both ship and air passengers.

Transit passengers who have stayed for less than 24 hours and infants (children under 2 years) are exempted from the Embarkation Tax.

The Minister also proposed to increase the contribution to the Consolidated Fund from the Embarkation Levy from present one third to two thirds of the total collection through this levy.

 


Recommended Articles in ColomboPage ::
ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Surge in foreign capital inflows boosts Colombo Stock Exchange
-- [22 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party to hold a May Day rally in Jaffna
-- [1 hour and 32 minutes ago]
Multinational toy maker Mattel aims to stimulate growth in Sri Lanka's toy industry
-- [1 hour and 46 minutes ago]
A new blue uniform for Sri Lanka police
Prime Minister meets with the victims of Meethotamulla disaster
No interruptions in fuel supply despite strike threats - Petroleum Minister
Doctors' trade union not responsible for Sri Lanka's medical education - Higher Education Minister
President appoints seven new SLFP organizers
SriLankan Airlines aims to boost Middle East market
Petroleum workers threaten to launch strike tomorrow against government's deal with India on oil tanks

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.