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Monday, 25 August 2014 - 20:58
Tax on Imported potatoes and big onions increased.
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The Finance Ministry said the special commodity levy on imported big onions and potatoes had been increased with effect from yesterday.

Accordingly the levy on imported big onions was increased from 25 rupees to 35 rupees a kilo while the levy on imported potatoes was increased from 15 rupees to 25 rupees a kilo.

It said the import levy was increased to safeguard the local farmers.

This is the second occasion, where the ministry increased the levy on imported big onions and potatoes within this month.
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