Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wstern And Southern Provincial Council Elections To Be Held On 29th Of March

The Elections Department has announced today(06) that the Provincial Council Elections of Western and Southern Provincial Councils will be held on 29th of March.

According to the elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya elections department has accepted 123 nomination papers out of 129 papers handed over for the two provincial council elections.. around 3794 contestants are due to contest in this elections to fill 159 seats.

Import Tax And Special Commodity Levy Of Potatoes To Be Increased

The import tax on 1 Killo Grammes of Potatoes to be increased by Rs.15 with effect from midnight tomorrow(07) according to Finance Ministry  sources.besides this increase the special commodity levy of Potatoes too scheduled to be increased to Rs.25 from Rs.10 sources have revealed.

According to the Ministry by increasing the special commodity levy it has expected the potato farmers will be able to sell one killo of potatoes between Rs.75-80 during harvest period.the government has expected a 150,000 metric tonnes of Potatoes this year and planning to make Sri Lanka self sufficient from potatoes by the year 2016.

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