The government has reduced the import duties on potatoes and big onions.
Internal Trade and Cooperative Affairs Ministry Secretary Anura Siriwardena has told the media that the import duty of potatoes have been reduced by Rs. 20 and the duty of big onions by Rs. 15 per kilo with effect from today (1).
Siriwardena has said the decision to reduce the import duties was taken following a Presidential request to take measures to reduce the rising cost of living.
Following the latest reduction in the import duties, the new import duty on potatoes and big onions will be Rs. 10.