Dubbed tele drama levy raised


The levy on dubbed foreign films, tele dramas and commercial programmes has been increased from Rs 90,000 to Rs 150,000 with immediate effect, said the Ministry of Finance and Media.

A ministry statement said that the tax was increased in accordance with requests made by artistes and cinema and tele drama industry groups to minister Mangala Samaraweera.

Accordingly, the current minimum charge of Rs 90,000 per day imposed on tele dramas or films dubbed in Sinhala or Tamil languages consisting of a maximum of four episodes and with a duration of 30 minutes or more, has been increased to Rs 150,000.

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