Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Arrack and beer prices go up

Excise duty on a liter of arrack is to be increased by Rs.60 and the price of a bottle of beer by Rs.5 with effect from midnight.  An official of the Excise Department said that the price revisions were discussed during the last few weeks.

Couple of days ago the Ceylon Tobacco Corporation has raised the prices of its cigarettes.

A Gold Leaf, Benson and Hedges and Pall Mall cigarette each costs Rs. 2.00 more now.

The price of a Dunhill has been increased by Rs. 3.00, said the Excise Department.

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