Taxes hiked on cigarettes


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)