Special commodity levy on dates reduced temporarily

On behalf of the upcoming Ramadan festival, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued an order to reduce the Special Commodity Levy (SCL) imposed on Dates from Rs.200 to Rs.1 per Kg. 

The President Media Division said the waiver only applies to Dates received as a gift or donation, without any foreign exchange involved, from foreign governments, organizations, business entities, volunteer associations, and well-wishers.

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