The prices of liquor both Arrack and beer had been increased with immediate effect as proposed in the 2016 budget that was announced on Friday.
The price of a liter of government authorized Arrack (Palm/Coconut) has been increased by Rs.255 which was from Rs.1, 595 to Rs.1, 850.
According to the Ministry of Finance a liter of locally manufactured foreign liquor has been increased by Rs.170 which is from Rs.1, 860 to Rs.2, 030.
A bottle of beer with alcohol volume exceeding 5% has been increased by Rs.70 which was from Rs.245 to Rs.315.
Meanwhile a bottle of beer with alcohol volume less than 5% had been decreased by Rs.30 which was from Rs.190 to 160.