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MS wants int’l telecom levy reconsidered

13 March 2019 03:06 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday requested the Cabinet to reconsider the Budget proposal to do away with the international telecommunication levy as otherwise, it would deprive the State of revenue amounting to Rs.6 billion.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera proposed the granting of tax concessions on international phone calls as a relief to families of Sri Lankan expatriate workers.

The Cabinet met for the first time yesterday after the Budget was presented in Parliament. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 4

  • Summa Wednesday, 13 March 2019 09:54 AM

    This is how our Prez is supporting the expats who send $'s and €'s to budget His colossal expenses !!

    DillonDP Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:59 PM

    Why Machan, Is it cause your brother heading SLT. Mind you he is doing it with no experience like you leading us with no brains, technically we are brainless to have elected you to be a president

    HP Wednesday, 13 March 2019 02:08 PM

    Telecom Boss is his brother who increased his salary to over 1 Million after assuming office. With tax remaining his brother can show a high income at Telecom

    M.D. Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:37 PM

    This president is a big hypocrite , he had previously mentioned in several places that he wanted to get rid of house maids being to sent to middle east to earn foreign income, now he wants further money from their family back home, unbelievable worst leader ever seen

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