Sep 19, 2018

CESS on sanitary pads removed

The government has decided to remove the nearly 40 per cent CESS on sanitary pads.

The related gazette notification will be issued tomorrow, pursuant to a discussion minister Mangala Samaraweera had with finance ministry officials today (19).

The social media has been strongly critical of the taxes imposed on this commodity essential for women.

At a media briefing yesterday, the Apey Sri Lanka national movement urged the government to pay attention to the matter.