VAT on Private hospital will be removed next week- Mangala

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The VAT on private hospitals will be removed from next week, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today.

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  • Preethi Saturday, 16 June 2018 10:44 PM

    Your government put that in the first place. What about the VAT paid by patients on all private medical bills for last 2 years?

    Kamal Sunday, 17 June 2018 01:54 AM

    Vat has been there for Hospital bills even with last government

    Dee Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:42 AM

    There were so many enforced disappearances during the prior regime. When you vote them back in, will you want them to bring back the victims to life?

    shirands Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:38 PM

    You talk as if it a crime on the part of the state to collect taxes. Now that the fiscal situation is improving the government is trying to loosen the screws and yet idiots like you yammer about even the positive moves.

    GENIOUS. Saturday, 16 June 2018 10:38 PM


    Unchikun Sunday, 17 June 2018 12:08 AM

    Come elections and Go VAT. Will give you and you buddies a kick in the butt, come elections. Please have a plan and stop robbing. Travel in a TATA Nano and set an example.

    truth Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:36 AM

    why was it put in the first place without any thought?? We dont need a bunch of cabinet if you cannot debate and take correct decisions

    Gamage Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:11 AM

    The removal of tax should benefit the patients not the doctors

    karthik Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:42 AM

    You all made Retired Private sector employees to pay VAT on medical bills. Remember these people paid PAYE tax when they were in employment and they were cursing you all these time.

    MP Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:43 AM

    How about what we have already paid? I have paid more than Rs. 50,000/-

    Leo Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:44 AM

    This is a good decision but the tax on Channeling also should be removed even the poor who wants to get admitted to Govt. Hospital frequently Chanel the doctor privately before seeking govt. treatment so this too effects the poor. Most other people who visit private channeling in most cases may be having medical reimbursement from the organizations they work for and is not a problem but you must think of the Poor masses who do not have these facilities and any other type of insurance coverage for reimbursement. It is a conman practice to see the relevant doctor privately before seeking govt medical treatment.

    Bala Sunday, 17 June 2018 11:28 AM

    That is an indirect bribe to the doctor to get into a govt hospital quickly.

    Citizen Perera Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:57 AM

    Dear Minister...please...abolish pension scheme for MPs,duty free vehicles for MPs,free foreign travel etc

    Robert Sunday, 17 June 2018 08:10 AM

    If Minister likes put the Taxes if Minister doesn't like remove the taxes!!!!!! actually what is your Government policy on Taxes?

    Gayan Sunday, 17 June 2018 10:15 AM

    Your govt is the one who introduced the vat on healthcare in the first place.

    azeez imthiyaz Sunday, 17 June 2018 01:36 PM

    can we also remove from education

    Citizen De Silva Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:01 PM

    How about a refund for thousands paid before? I myself have paid approx. Rs. 3m hospital bills last year including VAT?

    Ceylon Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:23 PM

    Tax kill the kill people gradully,just like cancer.

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