Sri Lanka to charge carbon tax; Rs2,500 fine for traffic violations: Budget 2017

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will charge minimum tax of 2,500 rupee for traffic offences, the budget for 2017 said.

"To address the overload of cases in the Magistrate Courts, I propose to amend the Motor Traffic Law to impose spot fine on offences which are currently be fined only by Courts," Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said in text of the budget speck.

"A system will be introduced for the errant motorists to pay their traffic fines through mobile phones."

A carbon tax will also be charged

Car owners will not have to pay for emission tests, but the Department of Motor Traffic will collect the tax.


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