The taxes on all types of alcohol will be increased by 20 percent with effect from tomorrow (4).
The tax imposed on cigarettes will also be increased by 20 percent.
Accordingly, the new price of a cigarette which was previously Rs.90 is expected to be Rs.105 while a cigarette that was previously Rs.85 will be Rs.100.
The price of a cigarette that was Rs.70 will increase to Rs.80 while a cigarette sold at Rs.60 before will increase to Rs.70.
Meanwhile, the price of a cigarette not more than 60mm, which was sold at Rs.15, will increase to Rs.24.
Furthermore, the Rs.1,050 tax per bottle of alcohol has been increased to Rs.1,256, the Rs.1,121 tax to Rs.1,344 and the Rs.1,309 tax to Rs.1,576.
The Rs.103 tax charged per bottle of beer has been increased to Rs.124 and the Rs.194 tax has been increased to Rs.233.