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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 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

[Sri Lanka] Cigarettes to be banned by 2020

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken a decision to ban importation of cigarettes and tobacco to Sri Lanka 2020 onwards. As doctors we admire this decision a lot, Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala stated. According to Dr. Mahiapa
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:03

[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] Action against on-scree smoking

Hollywood and Bollywood films provide powerful information about the “benefits” of smoking, instead of traditional advertising. Young people imitate, not only “positive” characters, but also the villain who smokes can have even more influence on them tha
The Nation (lk)
added Feb 20, 2016 01:55

[Asia] * Sri Lanka raises cigarette prices

The prices of all brands of cigarettes have been increased by one and two rupees from today, the Government Information Department said. The Ministry of Finance said with the revision to National Building Tax, prices of cigarettes will be increased by 1
added Jan 1, 2016 18:46

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Through anti-tobacco & drugs policies, a healthy nation will be built – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the responsibility will be fulfilled as a government for a healthy nation, through the government’s policy on alcohol and tobacco...Senaratne; Minister of Health – Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine who has been honored
Asian Tribune
added Dec 8, 2015 13:27

[Sri Lanka] Banning alcohol and cigarettes can even topple the government: President

stated that the government received a tax income of Rs. 600 million from alcohol and Rs.550 million from cigarettes separately. He also added that although he is willing to ban alcohol and cigarettes from the country it might perhaps topple the governm
Daily News (lk)
added Nov 16, 2015 20:11
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