Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told Parliament today that four members of Parliament had imported ethanol without paying taxes.
He said so while revealing that a consignment of illegally imported ethanol had come to the port two weeks ago.
Minister Karunanayake who came out with this disclosure during the oral question session in the House said details of this later subject to the approval of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shortly.
Further he revealed that around 25 consignments had arrived in the country every month during the past few years.
Meanwhile, the minister who responded to a question raised by JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said 13.6 million liters of ethanol has been Imported to Sri Lanka in 2014, 10.8 million litres in 2013, and 25.6million litres in 2010. Around 60 companies have been importing ethanol during the past three years. (Yohan Perera)