Cabinet considering to re-impose tax on sugary drinks

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The Cabinet is considering to re-impose a tax on sugary drinks. This tax was removed during the tenure of the 52-day government.

Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne had requested to re-impose the tax in a cabinet paper and the Finance Ministry has requested for two weeks time to consider the request.

A final decision will be reached at a Special Meeting on Friday at the Finance Ministry.