The joint opposition (JO) today said it would radically modify the new Inland Revenue Act (IRA) and other such Acts when it comes to power, to provide benefits to the people instead of suppressing them.
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman G.L. Peiris said the new IRA would result in grave repercussions as those who depend on the interest of their deposits would be affected drastically by it.
Meanwhile, he said the government’s inefficiency has created an inauspicious era in the country and that this era would end after the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is passed.
“The ambiguousness and the lack of order had resulted in chaos in the country. The President was hell-bent on dissolving the Economic Management Committee but it is still intact. The Health Minister wanted to ban Glyphosate while another minister is against the ban,” he told a news briefing.
Addressing the news briefing, MP Bandula Gunawardana said one of the very first decisions of a JO government would be amending the IRA. “We will amend this Act based on just policies,” he said.
He said the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa government had provided tax relief to the people but these relief measures were taken away by the government.“We have to do away with oppressive tax policies. The JO will restructure the tax collecting system to suit the times,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
From day one do not abuse power. Those who voted for you at the LG elections can turn against you and vote for Sajith at any moment.
Manel Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:14 PM
People voted in LG t o carry-out what you have stated and few other people friendly policies.
sampath Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:02 AM
people voted at the LG elections for you to clean the garbage on the roads and light up streets and NOT to topple democratically elected government
MAD DOG Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:25 PM
YES, MR GLP, PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET REVENUE TO FINANCE ALL THE MEGA PROJECTS. REMEMBER YOU CANNOT KEEP ON BORROWING FROM CHINA. TODAY WE ARE IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE OF YOUR POLICIES. DON'T FOOL US ANY MORE WITH DREAM PROMISES. YOUR ONLY AGENDA IS TO GET INTO POWER AND THATS IT.
Sincere Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:46 PM
Coming to power again or coming to abuse power again? Only in your dreams professori!
ghaffa Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:51 PM
yes someone came to power saying will punish the corrupt.now this man says will radically modify IRA, what a political promises. they are the people who go direct to hell.
bail Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:03 PM
GL is day dreaming. The entire country supports Sajith. Not the Alibaba Gang. They voted because of RW you will have to day dream
das Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:44 PM
The return of the rogues. This is the rogues advocate.
sarath Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:47 PM
Donot try to deceive people.We know that when politician are in opposition,they shed crocodile tears until they come to power.
Angoda Bakka Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:07 AM
Yes, when one era ends another era dawns. But your era is only a DAY DREAM
abc Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:09 AM
These guys have no shame, their voters have no brain.
Paul Anthony Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:11 AM
You mean 'if we come to power ', right ? Same old ' counting the chicken before they are hatched '
JO Against JO Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:12 AM
Don't worry. You will never come back to power!
Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:14 AM
The radically modified IRA under you would be 50% for MR and the other 50% for the country.
Khumbiyoo Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:44 AM
You are not a shame!!! What did you practically do with your so called free education! Did you help yourself or your extended family members! Please get some books and learn the dhamma at lease now paving a honorable next world.
saliya Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:03 AM
which means that will never happen, because you JOkers are never going to come to power
nalin silva Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:55 AM
Jill pappa's Day dreams
Warra Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:02 PM
What a joke! Why didnt you implement these when your regime was in power? Were you not aware about the SL airlines and the MIG deal debacle your boss and his family created?
TONY Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:03 PM
roshan Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:12 PM
old papa cant count the comments even against his rubbish talks,
VJ Wednesday, 04 April 2018 07:36 PM
You will not come to power, maybe you can switch sides, you are so use to crossing over.
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