Published On: Wed, May 11th, 2016

Almost 50 pc increase in call charges!

19a3177f482a0ffbfd314a775b283120_LCall charges will be increased by a margin of more than 49.5 per cent following the raising of taxes by the government, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission says.

TRC director general Sunil Sirisena says they were at talks with the treasury in this regard.

The telecommunications levy that stood at 27.5 pc will have VAT and NBT added from this month, for a total of 49.5 pc increase.

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