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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that people should rise up as one against the impending tax increases because the yahapalana Government was trying to find the money for their political survival through increased taxes on the very people they deceived in order to win power.

Mr. Rajapaksa said the Government was going to increase taxes because there was no money to continue implementing the reckless pledges they made to the voting public to win power.

“They actually expected vast amounts of Western aid to flow in to sustain their Government. But no country gives aid to fulfill election pledges,” he said in a statement.

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  • raj Friday, 29 April 2016 02:45 AM

    people around the globe should rise up against war criminals who killed innocent thoughts by their racial motivation

    Riseup Friday, 29 April 2016 03:57 AM

    people also should rise up against Nepotism, Corruption in your regime.

    namale Friday, 29 April 2016 04:19 AM

    I feel SAD FOR MR. so desperate to rob Our country

    oya Friday, 29 April 2016 05:09 AM

    The people who have some idea of VAT will know the burden was much heavier during previous regime cz they asked to pay Deemed VAT for everything- which indirectly added to prices of essential items... even though the VAT is going to be increased now this government has removed the deemed VAT on essentials... Only very few ppl know this.. via DM Android App

    Ryan Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:26 PM

    Already happened, we will crush this government very soon, sa dukin pelenawun den ithin negitiyaw anthima satanata sarasiyaw

    Hickmath@hotmail.com Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:28 PM

    increase in the tax can be avoided if you give some funds to the treasury via DM Android App

    ANTON Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:31 PM

    BUT YOU DIDN'T ALLOW US TO RISE UP AGAINST CRIME INCREASES IN YOUR ERA.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 29 April 2016 05:54 PM

    First all should rise against those who swindled our country with no mercy. Let's talk about other things later... alaways there is a priority.

    WISE DONKEY Friday, 29 April 2016 05:58 PM

    His call is the joke of the century. Shame on him!

    Saman oerera Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:33 PM

    MR think people are Donkeys' People are very intelligent you the Mr who kill the economy

    dilan Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:40 PM

    nice joke. via DM Android App

    Lokka Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:44 PM

    I think it is time for suffering masses to heed his advice and prevent the taxes being imposed

    daily merry Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:55 PM

    MA RA is inciting general public for an rebellion against a democratic government. arrest him under PTA and send him to Geneva.

    Nuke Thursday, 28 April 2016 06:18 PM

    Look whos talking

    sobers Thursday, 28 April 2016 06:21 PM

    Mismanagement of Sri Lankan Airlines, Corruption during your governance and in other government sectors and borrowing are the reasons. Remember weather you borrowed or Chandrika borrowed loans have to be settled.

    sathees Thursday, 28 April 2016 06:25 PM

    What do these politicians think? Is Sri Lankan stupid?

    Sharon Thursday, 28 April 2016 06:50 PM

    VAT increase is very unfair. via DM iOS App

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 28 April 2016 07:00 PM

    His intentions are very clear.....instigate the stupid gama yas. ..Create problems across and come back to power ro swindle again.

    Aruna Thursday, 28 April 2016 07:01 PM

    Yes, lets rise together and out from this current predicament leads to further precipice.

    Rizwan Friday, 29 April 2016 01:40 AM

    we should rise against you for dragging entire country to bankrupt. we are paying your debt while you and your family still enjoying and going on foreign trips

    Bala Friday, 29 April 2016 02:00 AM

    VAT ncreasenecessary evil created by your haphazarded borrowing to inflate your ego withwhite elephants.


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