Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa has issued an extraordinary gazette notification under section 2 of the Special Commodity Levy Act, No.48 of 2007, rescinding a previously imposed gazette to bring in a special commodity levy on several items.
Accordingly, a levy of Rs.100 will be imposed on a kilo of sprats and dried fish.
A Rs.50 levy will be imposed on a kilogram of mathe seed.
A levy of Rs.150 will be imposed on a kilo of kurakkan flour, while mustard seeds will be taxed at Rs.62 per kilogram.
The Finance Ministry has also imposed a Rs.40 levy on salt and pure sodium chloride.
The highest levy has been imposed on butter and dairy spreads.