Carbon tax abolishes in keeping Sajith’s pledge!

Carbon tax abolishes in keeping Sajith’s pledge!

18 October 2019 10:06 pm

The legislation to amend the carbon tax will be presented to parliament on next Wednesday (23), Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said at a press conference held at the Finance Ministry today.

Mr. Samaraweera said the measure will be taken in keeping with a promise given by Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.

The government in line with budget proposals, introduced the carbon tax from January 2019 on directly fossil-fueled cars, considering fuel consumption in cars.

The Carbon tax is charged under three categories - the manufacturing year of the vehicles of less than five years, between five and ten years and more than ten years.