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Sri Lanka announces relief measures as country battles with COVID19

Sri Lanka’s government has announced a number of relief measures to people undergoing various hardships due to the prevailing situation brought on by the Coronavirus.

To extend until 30 April, 2020 all payments on income and VAT taxes, driving license renewal fees; all bills on water and electricity, assessment taxes, and bank cheques valued less than Rs 15,000; and repayment of all credit cards below the limit Rs. 50,000.

To exempt Lanka Sathosa and Co-operative shops from VAT and other local taxes and charges.