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Duty and rate reliefs for SL tourism sector

The Cabinet decided yesterday (07) to award a tax exclusion for the import of security gear to be used in the tourism sector following the Easter Sunday attacks.

Accordingly, those in the industry can import gear such as metal indicators and security scanners without any tax.

Besides, the Government also stated an economic relief package for the tourism sector to mend from the impact of the Easter Sunday attacks that also directed three high-end hotels in Colombo killing more than 50 foreign visitors.

According to sources, the Government had agreed to give a debt halt till the end of this year for the sector to recover from the loss.

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