The Sunday Leader

Attempt To Block Cigarette Price Hike

An attempt is being made to block a move to increase the price of cigarettes, sources said. Sources said that some Ministers are being influenced to prevent a price hike on cigarettes. However, when contacted by The Sunday Leader, Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that he will go ahead with the decision to increase the price of cigarettes. The Minister denied claims that there was an attempt to influence him against the move.      (AW)


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