Taxes result of failed projects: Ranjan

20 April 2016 08:20 pm - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government had to increase the taxes as a result of the unprofitable projects launched by the former Government, Social Empowerment and Welfare Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said today.

After the discussion held at the Temple Trees with the Prime Minister regarding the May Day rally, speaking to the media, Mr. Ramanayake said the Rajapaksa family had placed the country in heavy debt of nearly of Rs. 10 trillion, by implementing several unsuccessful projects, such as Noraichcholai Coal Power Plant, Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport and the Suriyawewa Cricket Stadium.

“In my view, as a politician and an artiste, taxes should not be implemented on people, who had suffered for years. Every Sri Lankan child comes to this world with a debt of Rs. 500,000. The Government is forced to increase taxes and it is not doing it deliberately. The Government does not intend to trouble already suffering people by imposing these taxes,” he said.

He said the President, and the Prime Minister would come to an appropriate decision regarding the tax increase after discussions. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  • Paramanathan K Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:46 PM

    Lame excuses. How about the failing projects being carried out under the new government. Corruption and malpractices hovering this regime. No segment is spared including the houses for the poor displaced people in war affected areas.

    nan Friday, 22 April 2016 09:55 AM

    this guy is always a bull in a china shop

    Onlooker Thursday, 21 April 2016 01:58 PM

    And Parakrama Samudra included...

    Tax Payer Wednesday, 20 April 2016 07:58 PM

    Ravi a Capitalist should be removed from FMs post for relief to be given to the poor. via DM Android App

    Sapu Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:27 PM

    We need a law saying that if a politician wants build something named after himself he need to pay it himself

    rw Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:29 PM

    but president says no taxes via DM Android App

    Ganja Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:56 PM

    Then why does the government start a new Megalopolis project before finishing the existing ones. Shouldn't that increase the tax further ? LOL

    Onlooker Friday, 22 April 2016 12:07 PM


    Econ Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:12 AM

    Economy cannot be turnaround over night. Increase Import Tax on Luxury vehicles because a colossal amount of Foreign Exchange is going out of Sri Lanka in this way.

    rohan Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:43 AM

    This guy thinkS all the public is as idiotic as himself. Talk about central bank bond scam, Port city delay fine, Colombo airport expansion projects' delaying cost. Every project they stopped and re-started costs billions of Sri Lankan rupees. via DM Android App

    Laljee/Qatar Thursday, 21 April 2016 05:14 AM

    Yes boss! You are right we can see these projects for our very own eyes and we know now where the money went not to Seashells or Panama but we cannot SEE the money robbed by your central bank govner and the the development this Gov't. did for the past one and a half years ?

    Saman Silva Thursday, 21 April 2016 05:35 AM

    Politician should pay, If they want to put their name. To become the project in constructive way. Politicians name should be eliminated.MR name should should eliminated unless he paid money from his personal wealth. The Rajapakse projects made commission for them and carried their name too.People have be borne the burden to this useless projects.

    Premalal Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:14 AM

    Okay. The giant cabinet and 100 ministers as a result of what?

    Mr Facts Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:17 AM

    You still believe these fairly tale stories! Good luck!

    Sampath Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:26 AM

    Sir, you and your party members said the relieves for the people will be given from the stolen money? Where is the stolen money. You all lied to us. Show us the stolen money. The money that could have built gold roads.This is all people's fault to vote for these crooks.

    Harry Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:40 AM

    Sapu, you seems to be so jealous. Start paying from Senanayaka Samudraya. Have you ever heard of it?

    Harry Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:44 AM

    Guess you have kerosene oil in your brain! Go back to Parakrama Samudraya and ask the king to pay back!

    Onlooker Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:03 AM

    Face the truth, fools condemn and ridicule project ts in ple enter by MR, While sitting on them.

    susil p Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:08 AM

    Stop blaming the past & do some work. We're struggling!

    Bingo Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:38 AM

    I agree. So as bandaranayakes.

    ANTON Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:55 AM

    He's still using cinema dialogues & funny acting.

    Karu Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:37 AM

    I sincerely think Ranjan should not continue to be a joker by talking foolish things. He does not have a knowledge to understand the issues of Sri Lankan economy in the world economic back-ground. Better if he confines himself to a known field like cinema and art.

    Khan Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:41 AM

    But your PM ordered for the expansion of the port and airport in Mattala. If it is a failed project why are you still want to expand it at the cost of people? via DM Android App

    lali Thursday, 21 April 2016 09:03 AM

    Name is immaterial as long as it is beneficial to the country.

    Kalu albert Thursday, 21 April 2016 09:59 AM

    But you said when we stop the stealing of MR and kick him out of office we would have more than enough money.

    Onlooker Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:49 AM

    While dancing on floors prepared by MR , They shout that the the floor is crooked just because they do not process the knowledge to dance.

    Sam Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:54 AM

    All are same. They just keep pointing the former government. It looks like none of the governments are good. People are suffering.

    ravi Friday, 22 April 2016 09:10 AM


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