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The Joint Opposition today said that it would go to Supreme Court for the second time against the Government’s attempts to introduce the revised VAT, since the Gazette notification on the revision had been printed way before the Cabinet Approval was granted.

MP Bandula Gunawardane, addressing a news conference said the Gazette notice had been printed on September 9 though the Cabinet of Ministers didn’t approve the VAT Bill till September 13.

“This shows how arrogant and ignorant the Finance Ministry is. The VAT blunder created by the Government deepens with the Gazette notice including a clause not to return the illegally collected VAT money which was collected from May 2,” he said.

“The Supreme Court ruled out that the VAT increase from 11 percent to 15 percent was illegal since it was not approved by Parliament.  

“In this context, Cabinet Spokesman said there won’t be any retrospective laws, when the reformed tax revision was introduced. However, the new Gazette is attempting to legalise illegally collected amount. Therefore, we will go to the Courts for the second time,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Roman Tuesday, 27 September 2016 03:05 PM

    Another blunder! Ravi K pls its time to leave the office!

    lalu Tuesday, 27 September 2016 03:21 PM

    Also, please take the Finance Minister to a good tution master on arithmetic

    BR Tuesday, 27 September 2016 03:57 PM

    Thanks block the income the government should get so that no development could be done.This is how the joint opposition serves the people.

    jolly bird Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:17 PM

    MISTER RS 2700 THROWS THE VAT BALL AGAINST RAVI .WILL HE HIT THE BALL OR WILL THE BALL HIT HIS WICKETS via DM Android App

    German Jacob Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:22 PM

    Bandula do you think that you are a great economist? You are just a tuition master man. Don't hurt your head dashing with the rock.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:24 PM

    How much money did Bandula gave you to make this comment. Rs. 5000/- ????

    Vijith Pieterz Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:25 PM

    Why not you take over the Finance Ministry? You too seems like half educated Bandula.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:27 PM

    J/O idiots does not have any jobs now, means no way to rob the nation, so they are bluffing. We know who is Bandula, only with MR's budget he said Rs. 2500/- enough for a family to life per month. Ha...Ha...Ha...

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:28 PM

    Hay tuition master.... if you don't have work, come let us do some cultivation without being a weight for our Land.

    ARJUNA Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:36 PM

    Yes !. Take up this matter urgently and get court order in favour to public


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