Ranil Wickremesinghe

A three member Ministerial subcommittee is to be appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to provide recommendations over increasing taxes on tobacco.

The committee is expected to submit its report to the Prime Minister in one week.

Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne had said that the decision was taken at a meeting held recently with the Cabinet Sub Committee on Economic Affairs headed by Wickremesinghe.

The meeting was convened to discuss on how the tax hike should be implemented and was attended by Dr. Senaratne and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.