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Government imposes a new tax on non-potable spirits

The government has imposed a special license fee and a new tax on non-potable spirits, the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media says. According to the Ministry, annual license fee of Rs. 50,000 and Excise duty of Rs 25. per Liter will be imposed on Non potable Spirit (Methanol) with …

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Dengue epidemic under control-Health Minister

Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that steps were being taken to eliminate Dengue and the number of Dengue patients is reducing daily. He said the Dengue ward at National Hospital was closed from 7th August. The additional wards at Negombo Hospital which were taken over to admit dengue …

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‘Public servants do nothing much productive’

Public servants do nothing much productive for the country or the economy despite a massive sum is being spent to pay their salaries, says primary industries minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking at a meeting at his ministry yesterday (07) to raise awareness among people’s representatives about the plans of …

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