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[Sri Lanka] The tobacco farmers of Galewela

Galewela, a small town in the Matale District with a population close to 70,000, shows the other side of the tobacco debate. Galewela farmers, who would otherwise be left to poverty, are beating the sow-debt cycle that grinds down other farmers with th
Daily FT (lk)
added Oct 11, 2016 20:53

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Beedi smoking grows as price stick hurts cigarettes

While cigarettes have increasingly come under fire over health issues, triggering a sizable seven-rupee price revision per stick last week, the more deleterious beedi smoking has witnessed a disturbing spike that has translated into a windfall to the tra
The [Sri Lanka] Island (lk)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:31

[Sri Lanka] Asian Tribune Cigarette prices increased by another Rs 7 per cigarette

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake announced that the price of a cigarette have been increased by Rs 7 per cigarette with effect from midnight yesterday (3). There was a huge shortage of cigarettes reported from the market during the last few days in an
Asian Tribune
added Oct 5, 2016 16:57

[Sri Lanka] Finance ministry officials blocking 90% tax on Tobacco, Cigerettes

officials raised several concerns saying the tax increase will affect the industry and its 300,000 employees. I am sad to say that these officials spoke like agents of the cigarette company with no concern about the huge cost which as to be borne by the H
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Sep 11, 2016 22:02

[Sri Lanka] Attempt To Block Cigarette Price Hike

An attempt is being made to block a move to increase the price of cigarettes, sources said. Sources said that some Ministers are being influenced to prevent a price hike on cigarettes. However, when contacted by The Sunday Leader, Health Minister, Dr. Raj
Sunday Leader (lk)
added Sep 6, 2016 21:53

Colombo Page * Sri Lankan President seeks support from Ministers and MPs to increase tax on tobacco

Sirisena says the Cabinet of Ministers should take steps to approve the proposal tabled by him to the Cabinet to increase the tax on tobacco products to 90 percent without taking much time. The President requested all the Ministers and MPs not to take th
added Sep 5, 2016 20:36

[Sri Lanka] Support proposal to increase tobacco tax to 90 percent

President Maithripala Sirisena said the Cabinet should approve early the proposal tabled by him to the Cabinet to increase the tax on tobacco products to 90 percent. The President requested all ministers and MPs not to take the responsibility of making
Daily News (lk)
added Sep 5, 2016 20:35

[Asia] Sri Lanka mulls another tobacco tax hike

Sri Lanka is considering another hike in the tobacco tax... Tobacco and alcohol users have become easy targets...are considered ‘ugly people’ in society who cannot protest, and are considered easy game to be taxed according to some analysts. (ECONOMYNEXT
The [Sri Lanka] Island (lk)
added Aug 16, 2016 02:00

Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove from private healthcare charges

Sirisena said he has instructed the relevant sections to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and completely remove the private hospital charges from the tax. President Sirisena made this announcement addressing the 104th anniversary ceremony of
added Jul 24, 2016 15:11

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Film 'Adaraneeya Kathawak' violates statutory laws: Tobacco and Alcohol Authority

In its complaint NATA said that the film, currently screening at movie theatres across the island, contains scenes depicting tobacco and alcohol consumption, in contravention to the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act. Narahenpita Police filed
Daily News (lk)
added Jul 1, 2016 20:51
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