On imported big onions, the government has decided to levy a special excise fee of Rs. 40 per kilo. Last night, at the Cabinet meeting, the approval was given.
The government has taken this action to protect the big onion farmer as the local big onion harvest approaches the market.
Minister of Public Service, Provincial Councils and Local Government Janaka Bandara Tennakoon also requested the government to impose a tax on imported big onions as big onions are being harvested in Dambulla and other areas.
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