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Govt. to charge Rs.3 from tea exports!

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The government has decided to charge a license fee of Rs.3 for exporting a kilogram of tea.

Issuing a gazette, the Sri Lanka Tea Board said that this license fee must be paid at the time the Tea Commissioner approves the Customs Export Declaration.

This license fee has been imposed as per the Tea Export Tax and Control Orders of 2023 and every registered tea exporter has to pay the fee.

The Sri Lanka Tea Board said if the export order cannot be executed, the exporters will have the opportunity to recover the license fee.

This license fee should be credited to the capital fund established under the Tea Board Act.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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