Aug 01, Colombo: The Special Commodity Levy imposed on 1 Kg of imported B Onions, has been increased by Rs. 35 with effect from midnight on Friday, 31 July, the Ministry of Finance announced.
Accordingly, the import levy on a kilogram of imported B Onions has been increased from Rs. 15 to Rs. 50 per kilogram with effect from 01 August.
The measure has been taken in consideration of the local big onion farmers, the government said.
Meanwhile Special Commodity Levies imposed on Sprats, Dried Fish and Mung Beans on the 7th of May, has been extended by another three months. The directives will remain in effect from today for a period of three months.