Special commodity levy on potatoes & big onions slashed

Potatoes - Big Onion

The special commodity levy imposed for a kilogram of imported potatoes and big onions has been reduced by Rs. 30 with effect from midnight (December 31), the Finance Ministry announced.

The decision was reached on the directives of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with the intention of providing relief to the consumers by reducing the current prices in the market, the ministry said further.