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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today filed a fundamental rights petition citing that fundamental rights of people have been violated due to the loss incurred by the government through the reduction of tax on imported sugar.

JVP Politburo member Sunil Hadunnetti and former Provincial Councillor attorney-at-law Sunil Watagala filed the FR petition in the Supreme Court.

Attorney General, Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundara, Treasury Secretary S.R. Attygalle and several others have been named as respondents.(Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 13

  • Shehan Friday, 12 March 2021 12:14 PM

    Can justice happen? Never

    Duminda Janaka Friday, 12 March 2021 01:52 PM

    Never expect from justice from Sri Lanka law

    Duminda Janaka Friday, 12 March 2021 01:52 PM

    Never expect from justice from Sri Lanka law

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 12 March 2021 12:19 PM

    The same goons robbed, cheated

    Ranaweera Friday, 12 March 2021 12:53 PM

    Organisations profited from the reduction and people still pay the same price. By reducing tax on sugar imports they are discouraging local sugar. By the way , shouldn't we start reducing our sugar consumption significantly so that we can avoid many heath issues.

    Mahinda Leelaratne Friday, 12 March 2021 01:28 PM

    Can anyone commenting here remind me of any action taken by JVP against any financial misappropriation committed by previous regime? When the joint opposition was critical about bond scam etc, JVP kept on attacking only JO.

    Era Friday, 12 March 2021 10:32 PM

    JVP foundout and made public about the 10 billion bond scam during the last government.

    Dee Friday, 12 March 2021 01:58 PM

    For the N th time, we the 'majority' doesn't care much about these 'swindling' or 'scams' ! Just save us our country (or whatever that's left) for us!

    Sokrates Friday, 12 March 2021 02:00 PM

    Idiotic. The government can change or abolish import duties how it like. The supreme court has to waste time with kindergarten petitions like this one, contempt of court and such kind of nonsense.

    Era Friday, 12 March 2021 10:33 PM

    Watch the proceedings and see how it was done.

    Gayan Friday, 12 March 2021 02:21 PM

    They have not named the company in concern. Another political drama.

    roni Friday, 12 March 2021 02:51 PM

    If the duty, was reduced why was the benefit by way of price reduction that should have taken place not passed on to us the consumers.

    Senaka Saturday, 13 March 2021 01:00 AM

    This the newest way of capital accumilation. No point of complaining, even the majority don't care about it. This is the last lap of Sri Lanka. Watch it and enjoy.


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