Taxes hiked on cigarettes

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The Government has taken steps to increase the price of a cigarette under four categories as a result of the increasing of VAT from 12 per cent to 15 per cent.

National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) chairman, Dr. Samadhi Rajapaksa confirmed that the price of a cigarette will increase by Rs 3, 5, 10 and 15. (NV)