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Sugar scam cost govt. Rs. 15.9 billion - Harsha

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Member of Parliamentary committee on Public Finance Dr. Harsha de Silva quoted the report of the committee said today that the government had lost Rs. 15.9 billion due to sugar scam.

The report of the Public Finance was tabled in the House by its Chairman Anura Priyadharashana Yapa this morning.

The report disclosed that a small group of individuals have benefited from the scam either to the fullest extent or part.

Dr. de Silva, told the Daily Mirror that the the issue was, whether someone imported large shipments of Sugar knowing the government was going to bring the price of sugar down.

"What happend was that the treasury has had to forego Rs. 15.9 billion which, it could have collected as duty, as a result of the scam," he said.

He said there are serious concerns with regard to the importing large shipments of sugar ahead of reducing the taxes on them. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Nish Tuesday, 09 March 2021 08:04 PM

    what is the scam here?

    Sukiri Tuesday, 09 March 2021 09:07 PM

    No scam. Sudden timely reduction of Duty was a one shot sugar coated tablet for the Importer. Good enough for the next 100 Generations.

    Gayan Tuesday, 09 March 2021 08:51 PM

    Let's put a footnote and write a book justifing it.

    Ravi Tuesday, 09 March 2021 08:59 PM

    Here we go the real bond scammers..

    Namal Perera Tuesday, 09 March 2021 09:14 PM

    Only Nation in the entire Universe where a crook is replaced by a bigger CROOK.

    Colin Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:16 AM

    Harsha how nice if you had shouted with the same enthusiasm when the Bond scam was perpetratod

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