Import Tax on multiple essential items lifted


Import tax on Dhal, Canned Fish, B onions, and sugar have been lifted with effect from Tuesday (13) night.

Accordingly, the new prices are as follows;

Large Canned Fish is Rs. 200/-

A kilo of B onions is Rs.100/-

1kg of Sugar is Rs.85/-

The President’s Media Division said when goods including these essential items are purchased from Sathosa for more than Rs. 500/-, a kilogram of Dhal can be purchased at 150 rupees.

The PMD further said the Coconut Development Board, Kurunegala Plantations Company, and the Chilaw Plantations Company have increased the supply of coconuts to the Colombo City.

Accordingly, consumers will be able to purchase coconuts at reasonable prices from Sathosa outlets.