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The dog tax was imposed by the former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and it was levied even from State sector employees, Deputy Media Minister Karunarathna Paranawithana said.

While answering a question raised by a journalist at the Cabinet media briefing today, Minister Paranawithana said that Basil Rajapaksa was the only person who imposed the real dog tax to the country.

“It was during the former regime that such taxes, like the Poll tax, were imposed on people. Yahapalanaya Government had removed all such taxes and other taxes on essential items and had given the relief to the people,” he said.

“Six navy personnel were appointed to look after his dogs at his residence, while imposing a dog tax to the Sri Lanka Army, sending the Government sector employees to dogs,” he said

Paranawithana added that various taxes had been in existence since the times of kings. Taxes were paid by labour and money during that time.

“The force, which Basil is trying to make by breaking apart from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), would automatically become a dog force if he is trying to blame the Yahapalanaya government saying it is trying to impose tax even on dogs,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Harry Thursday, 07 July 2016 04:12 AM

    Parana katha kiya kiya thawath inna epaa monawa hari kaloth hondai needa?

    NARAYANA Thursday, 07 July 2016 07:07 AM

    BANA TALKING, look whether are you wearing cloths

    Cobra Thursday, 07 July 2016 07:20 AM

    Yes by removing all those unnecessary taxes like the dog and pol tax they were making way for VAT etc...!!!

    Citizens Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:05 AM

    Pot or dog tax is much better than the yahapalanaya VAT TAX. Today a huge majority are in hunger while you people are in pot bellies with dog meat via DM Android App

    Manel Thursday, 07 July 2016 02:19 PM

    Where are these people in hungerMust be in Medamulana.

    Citizen Thursday, 07 July 2016 03:10 PM

    WHO IS THIS CLOWN?


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