ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Oct 2009In October 2009, the government of Sri Lanka announced a change in import duties.
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Effective 26 October 2009, Sri Lanka reduced the import duty on petrol and diesel by Rs. 3 per liter for petrol and Rs. 5 per liter for diesel. The effective duty on petrol is therefore reduced to Rs. 16 from Rs. 19 and on diesel from Rs. 8 to Rs. 3.
The import duty on petrol was further reduced to Rs. 1 on 26 December 2009. Total duty exemption was provided on petrol and diesel from 19 January 2010 (see related measures).