Talking to cost more with telecommunication levy increase

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According to the 2014 budget, the telecommunication levy is to be raised by 5 percent.The change will come in to effect on January 1, 2014.

Thereby the tax which earlier stood at 20 percent will increase to 25 percent. Director General of the TRC, Anusha Palpita noted that the 10 percent tax imposed on internet and broadband connections remains unchanged.