Carbon Tax to be abolished: Mangala

18 October 2019 07:44 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera indicated at a press briefing yesterday, that the proposal for abolishing the carbon tax would be presented to parliament on October 23.

The Minister stated that this step has been taken to fulfil a promise made by presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.

This tax was imposed from January this year taking into consideration the fuel combustion of vehicles.

The carbon tax was levied under three categories; less than five years, five years to ten and over ten years.
In the implementation of this tax, there had been several administrative issues. Some divisional secretariats recover this tax when issuing revenue licences and some do not. (Ranjan Kasthuri)

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  • Ravi Wikramasinghe Friday, 18 October 2019 10:38 AM

    Can the FM abolish taxes like that to fulfil promises of a presidential candidate? what kind of governance is that?

    Justice Friday, 18 October 2019 11:15 AM

    Policy on the run. This has happened for the past 71 years - just like a boat without a rudder! Wake up Sri Lankans and go for a COMPLETE SYSTEM CHANGE.

    Hans perlee Friday, 18 October 2019 11:21 AM

    Missed opportunity.

    Marcian Christopher Friday, 18 October 2019 11:30 AM

    Why not tax the air we breathe in addition to the water we drink in this paradise isle of ours so that the parliamentarians can enjoy all the luxuries free of charge?

    cineha Friday, 18 October 2019 01:23 PM

    Too little...too late......

    Dee Friday, 18 October 2019 01:56 PM

    Have the carbon tax. If we could buy cars, we need to pay for the pollution we create. We have the lowest tax in the world for running a vehicle. (Although the car import tax is very high)

    Sando Friday, 18 October 2019 05:00 PM

    With holding tax too. This hurts all.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 19 October 2019 10:05 AM

    Bad decision. The environment is being sacrificed to the election campaign.


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