Increase on import levy on potatoes, big onions from tonight

The special commodity levy imposed on the import of potatoes and big onions has been increased from tonight, the Finance Ministry said.

The special commodity levy of Rs.30 a kilogramme of potatoes will be increased to Rs.40 while the levy on a kilogramme of big
onions which was Rs.1 will be increased to Rs.40.

The decision was taken considering the decline on the import prices of these commodities. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)