Liquor and cigarettes prices have been increased by the government with immediate effect.
The tax on a standard litre of hard liquor will be increased by Rs. 50 and the tax on a litre of beer by Rs. 5 with effect from today, the Excise Department stated. This increase in tax will translate to the increase of the market price of a bottle of liquor by approximately Rs. 15 -20.
The Government has increased the price of cigarettes by Rs. 1 with effect from today on all brands, the Ceylon Tobacco Corporation said today.