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Sunny Side Up: A dog tax? 

The Dambulla Municipal Council (MC) was last week in the limelight over a move to introduce a tax for pet dogs from January 2022.

Reports on social media stated that the Dambulla Mayor had sent a note to all council members of a proposal that is to be presented at the next council session to introduce a tax on pet dogs within the Council’s area. Accordingly, the payment is to be made mandatory from 31 January 2022.

The Mayor is also expected to increase the municipality taxes imposed on the city’s taxpayers.