The Excise Duty on liquor and ethyl alcohol has been revised with effect from October 6, the Finance Ministry announced today.
Following the increase, beer manufacturers have increased the price of beer and arrack from last Sunday. Accordingly, the price of one litre of alcohol has been increased by Rs. 63 and a litre of beer by Rs. 10.
Meanwhile, Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL) said it had increased the prices of all varieties of arracks by Rs 20-40 a bottle.
The price of liquor was last increased in July as well. (Mahinda Nissanka)