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* Sri Lanka increases taxes on imported potatoes, maize to save the local farmer
Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 12:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to increase the import tax on one kilogram of potatoes by 30 rupees while import levy on one kilogram of maize has been increased by 20 rupees.

Minister of Agriculture P Harrison said the tax increase came into effect form Friday midnight.

Accordingly, the total import levy imposed on a kilogram of potatoes is 50 rupees, while that of a kilogram of maize is 20 rupees.

The government has said the levy on imported potatoes increased to save the local potato farmer as potato crops from Jaffna and other districts will enter the market soon.

 

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