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Telco tariffs to reduce by Dec.

The tariffs introduced to the telecom sector recently will reduce by December, Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando said.

Speaking at a press conference at the Colombo Hilton he said that this increase has somewhat reversed the upward turned in the telecom usage. “We have observed that the call and internet usage has dropped due to this and the government wants to correct this urgently. Hence I believe that this will be done by then end of the year.”

He said that a VAT was introduced for the users and this was once again pulled out. “Yes there is a major mix up in this area. “

When the media pointed out that there is no easy way to measure the usage of internet and also find out the balance of a connection the Minister said that it will be discussed and a method will be introduced after discussing with the telecom operators. 

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