The President has informed the concerned parties to reduce the fees and taxes imposed on imported sanitary napkins.
Accordingly, Minister of State for Women and Children’s Affairs Mrs. Geetha Kumarasinghe said in the Parliament today (21) that the Port Aviation Development Tax, Cess Tax and Customs Fees currently imposed on imported sanitary napkins have been reduced.
The Minister of State pointed out that after the decision on this matter is gazetted, the sellers of sanitary napkins will have to sell them at the old prices.
She also said that a local manufacturer in Sri Lanka has already expressed interest in providing sanitary napkins at a price of Rs. 150 for School girls monthly.