Tax concessions on several consumer goods would be gazetted tomorrow, Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
He told a group of university lecturers at the ministry that the people were inconvenienced by heavy taxes imposed by the previous government.
“People cannot bear these heavy taxes and they should be simplified so that people would not be burdened.” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Comments - 14
Dan Thursday, 01 November 2018 04:19 PM
That's the way to go....good start...
MODA BURUWA Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:56 PM
For How LONG ? .
voted Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:03 PM
first ball doosra!!! why to go the same old movie tactics and the poor and the gullible will be lured in. its a perfect script which works for most of the Asian countries.
Nuwa Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:08 PM
Please don't increase later when you get the full power
Yes Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:10 PM
Please bring down tax on vehicles also
wellwisher Thursday, 01 November 2018 07:22 PM
Whats the point of bringing down the taxes for tiny cars for ordinary people and giving permits elite . tax should be equal to all. no special concessions for any. and the tax should be reasonable for vehicle not 200%-300% . a 1000CC car should be max 30% tax ,1500CC 40% and all up to 2000CC 50% and all above can be anything
karthik Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:11 PM
These are usual gimmicks that you all make at the beginning. You cannot cheat people anymore.
Manel Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:16 PM
Give tax concessions like you gave for fuel prices before 2015.
Shan Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:17 PM
Aim of price reduction of goods is to strengthen their Vote Bank. People, be wise.
Nihal Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:59 PM
Don't forget dog food pl
RAM Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:58 PM
REDUCE THE PRICE OF FUEL AS PROMISED BY YOUR COLLEGES FIRST
Alex Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:02 PM
Very good. Now the people are more educated than those days why not analyze and show people how you do the reduction and how you compensate it.
TONY Thursday, 01 November 2018 07:56 PM
SO THAT A FAMILY OF FOUR CAN ONCE AGAIN LIVE @ 2,500 PER MONTH
Sambo Friday, 02 November 2018 08:05 AM
These are carrots to stupid people. How many times can people be fooled.
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