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Sri Lanka cuts import taxes on rice, flour, maize and fish

The Sri Lankan government has cut import taxes on rice, flour, maize and fish in an attempt to keep prices down after drought affected crops, reports Economy Next

The 5 rupee import tax on rice has been cut to 25 cents and fish levy cut from 50 rupees to 25 rupees. 

The tax on wheat flour imports has been reduced by 10 rupees from 25 rupees per kilo to 15 rupees.