Won't allow taxes to be a burden to people: MS

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President Maithripala Sirisena said he would not allow economists to enforce any tax that would burden the public.

Speaking at a meeting in Polonnaruwa this morning, the President made the comment responding to a number of media reports on taxes.

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  • Perumal Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:09 PM

    If an imposed tax is not a burden to the people then to whom would it be? To the people of India or America?

    7stars Monday, 18 April 2016 11:50 AM

    Then reduce expenses on Parliament. via DM Android App

    Tax Payer Monday, 18 April 2016 12:07 PM

    Lies, lies, and more lies.

    karthi Monday, 18 April 2016 12:08 PM

    Mr.president;We elected you to ease the cost of living but you keep on increasing the cabinet size and also in creased the VAT which will definitely affect all the peopl.

    JOE Monday, 18 April 2016 12:11 PM


    Unchikun Monday, 18 April 2016 12:13 PM

    Do not give promises that cannot be kept. Fire the present finance minister and walk the talk!

    BUSHEL Monday, 18 April 2016 12:14 PM


    Amarapala Monday, 18 April 2016 12:15 PM

    Yeah yeah... increase VAT to 20% then.

    Chandu Monday, 18 April 2016 12:18 PM

    Mr President Please tell us how you are planning to do it? Giving hope is fine .What happens eventually is pretty much different from what you say.

    annoyed Monday, 18 April 2016 12:18 PM

    What's the theory, mr. President?

    Sincere Monday, 18 April 2016 12:19 PM

    Sir, Please remove it from telecommunication bills.

    GC Monday, 18 April 2016 10:00 PM

    Actually, he should first reduce the expenses of the jumbo cabinet. More the ministers we have, more the hurdles people have to jump (pay) to get things done, further increasing the cost of living.

    Appu Monday, 18 April 2016 12:35 PM

    People pay taxes for fun.

    Sharon Monday, 18 April 2016 12:47 PM

    We know you will do it like you did EVERYTHING else. Thank you Sir.

    Horri Jimonis Monday, 18 April 2016 12:58 PM

    Sir, then bring the Minister's strength to 25-30

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 18 April 2016 01:00 PM

    Sir, if you remove or reduce the tax, you could be our President for more than 20 years for sure.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 18 April 2016 01:02 PM

    Except to Father

    jagath Leanage Monday, 18 April 2016 01:03 PM

    One of the worst finance ministers ever to in Sri LANKA.

    J Palitha Monday, 18 April 2016 01:04 PM

    Hon. President, taxes needed for a country, but it should not cut the neck of the public.

    Manuel Benjamin Monday, 18 April 2016 01:08 PM

    Already Ravi has imposed the taxes and squeezed our necks, now it is too late for you.

    johan Monday, 18 April 2016 01:25 PM

    Dear President we want you to catch fraudsters who played out million of Rupees in the previous regime now they are laughing at the present Govt.This will ease upto certain level.

    Bert Monday, 18 April 2016 01:30 PM

    Vat has gone up becUse of the bond heist . Not once twice. But President ignores. Govornor continues shame!

    Badula Monday, 18 April 2016 03:59 PM

    According to the Econ Tuition Master ( BG ) V A T = Value Added Talk -------

    Agatha Monday, 18 April 2016 04:06 PM

    Joke of the century. Case of clueless blind finance minister leading like pied piper

    Deen Tuesday, 19 April 2016 07:25 AM

    RK not fit to be a Finance Minister. Pres can you walk the talk ??

    dulan Tuesday, 19 April 2016 07:29 AM

    He is the head of the Cabinet which rose the VAT to 15%. Is he gone bonkers like all our previous Presidents

    Arnold Monday, 18 April 2016 04:59 PM

    Please bring back the billions of dollars that have been stolen.

    Rr Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:53 AM

    The new govt reduced the petrol and gas prices. Whilst he did nothing on it via DM Android App

    dilshan Tuesday, 19 April 2016 11:16 AM

    mr.presient pl develop the country , pl imepliment things what you have said before the presidetila election.

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