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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to brief the United National Party (UNP) Ministers, Deputy Ministers and MPs on the situation with regard to tax reforms, shortly.

Following several inquiries from Ministers and MPs with regard to the increase of VAT and also President Sirisena's comments on this, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, during a meeting at Temple Trees yesterday, had informed UNP Ministers, Deputy Ministers and MPs that he will brief them on the real situation shortly.

The Prime Minister had said he would instruct the UNP group as to how they should brief the media on the issue.

He also discussed the UNP’s May Day Rally to be held at Campbell Park and had instructed all MPs and Ministers to ensure that all party members in their respective constituencies participate in the rally. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Just Another Citizen Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:37 PM

    We understand that the country has no money with all the spending that has taken place, and we understand that taxes need to be increased at some point. But why have so many ministers and deputy ministers? Why such a big cabinet/parliament? Reduce cost there and stop giving permits to ministers when the people who voted for change have to suffer.

    karu Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:50 PM

    For the PM, it's tax reforms... For the public, it's increase in taxes & in other words increment in cost of living... For politicians, it's 'koheda yanne, malle pol'. Jaya Wewa! via DM Android App

    Premalal Thursday, 21 April 2016 01:41 PM

    Absolutely, they pad themselves with all luxury and tax the hapless people to pay for it. The day of reckoning is coming, until then have fun.

    Sharon Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:09 PM

    He is shameless. Can you remember your election promises?

    nanda Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:23 PM

    Their primary objective is to satisfy the politicians and protect their positions. They spend any amount to do it. No sign of reducing Govt unnecessary expenses. If the MPs need more money to live, let them do part time jobs like lecturing in the training institutes, consultants etc. Let them earn their money rather than depending on the poor mans taxes.

    Black jack Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:38 PM

    Dear PM, take advice from Former Malaysian PM Mathir Mohomed, how to avoid the world bank.

    Cheers Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:31 PM

    The President says A, the Prime minister says B, the ministers are in full moon and people are in dark trying to meet the end.

    Unchikun Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:43 PM

    Every 3 to 4 months you make special statements. We are fed up with your special statements as we voted for the UNP. Your statements and stale and dry now. Cut the jumbo cabinet and buckle down to work.

    Rohan Thursday, 21 April 2016 04:14 PM

    Cut down the ministries with it's associated costs then the problem is solved. Problem in this country is too many politicians and governing bodies.

    Ruki Friday, 22 April 2016 12:12 PM

    Get rid of Ravi K

    sara Thursday, 21 April 2016 05:14 PM

    Politicians can only talk but cannot work.

    Citizen Thursday, 21 April 2016 09:12 AM

    Live up to your pre-election promises. Get rid of the jumbo cabinet and their perks. Cut down on all expenses and stop globe trotting (you, Prez and all ministers). via DM Android App

    aja Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:26 AM

    Well said!

    Sara Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:41 AM

    Our people have been listening to various stories from the successive governments when taxes are increased but all what people need is to ease their burden. Tax on Health and Education is not acceptable.

    ANTON Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:44 AM

    Give your position to Sajith & bugger off. For me, Sajith is the only Parliamentarian who's honest, reliable & countable. 'Kan athhto asathwa!'

    Onlooker Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:45 AM

    Why explaining again? The PM announced all these.

    Bala Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:12 AM

    Sajith is good at local politics but not mature enough for world stage.


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