Prices of all liquor and tobacco products have been increased.
Accordingly a bottle of liquor has been increased between 15 and 20 rupees. Excise Commissioner General Wasantha Hapuarachchi said that the price revision was effective from midnight yesterday. A bottle of beer has been hiked by eight rupees. Mr. Hapuarachchi said that the price of every cigarette sold in the market has been increased by one rupee. It was also effective from midnight yesterday. Hitherto every cigarette was sold between 19 and 24 rupees. With the upward price revision, price of all cigarettes will be hiked.