Tax on imported onions and potatoes increased

Tax on imported onions and potatoes increased

Tax on imported onions and potatoes increased

Written by Staff Writer

25 Apr, 2015 | 7:14 am

The Finance Ministry says that the tax on imported onions and potatoes has been increased.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that the tax on a kilogramme of imported potatoes was increased to Rs.55, while the tax on a kilogramme of imported onions was increased to Rs.30.

Speaking on the issue, Minister of Agriculture, Duminda Dissanayake said that this measure was taken in order to protect the local farmers.

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