November 2021

Budget 2022: What’s in Store?
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Published on Groundviews The Minister of Finance and Treasury officials have been busy putting the final touches to the 2022 budget. Numerous organizations, associations, chambers, critics and cheer leaders are even busier organizing pre-budget and post-budget discussions. This year’s budget...
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Verite Research Recommends Indexation Policy for Cigarette Taxing
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Published on Ceylon Today To reduce Cigarette consumption, while also increasing State revenue and maintaining profit for the Tobacco Company, a study by Verite Research recommends an optimal tax policy which could be indexed to inflation and real GDP growth,...
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Sub-optimal Tobacco Tax Policy Loses Rs. 20 B Revenue – Verite Research
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Published on Ceylon Today Sri Lanka currently loses an estimated Rs. 20 billion in revenue due to the sub-optimal nature of the country’s tobacco tax policy, says Verite Research. During a webinar it has organized, the research institute and think-tank...
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Seeking a Systematic Tax on Cancer Sticks
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Published on The Morning Hiking the price of cigarettes to increase govt. revenue and reduce tobacco consumption Reliefs and price decreases are generally expected from a budget in the Sri Lankan context; people almost never ask for taxes or price...
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Farmers Have ‘Grown Accustomed’ to Fertiliser, Rajapaksa Tells Glasgow
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Published on Tamil Guardian Sri Lanka’s president said farmers on the island had “grown accustomed to overusing fertilizer as an easy means of increasing yields,” as he doubled down on a policy that has sparked protests amongst Tamil and Sinhala...
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