Levy on imported films, tele dramas and commercial programmes increased

The Ministry of Finance yesterday, increased the levy on dubbed foreign films, tele dramas and commercial programmes imported from abroad and aired locally, from Rs 90,000 to Rs 150,000, with immediate effect. The Ministry sources said the tax was increased at the request made by artistes and organizations affiliated to the cinema and tele drama industry in the country, to the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera.

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