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Not possible to suspend liquor license for long: State Minister

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By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana

Parliament, April 2 (Daily Mirror)- It is not possible to suspend liquor licenses for a long period as the government loses revenue in such an eventuality, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya told Parliament today.

The State Minister said this in response to an allegation by Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa that licenses have been given back to liquor companies even before they had settled the default taxes.

Also, the State Minister said the ground situation with regard to the tax default is different from what has been revealed by the Ways and Means Committee.


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  • roni Tuesday, 02 April 2024 12:41 PM

    If so, what moral right does the Government have to get the poor mases to pay taxes.

    Robyb Tuesday, 02 April 2024 12:43 PM

    Also ssk them not to pay income tax you can earn more revenue and tax the poor. Nice set of Ministers we have in srilanka giving lame excuses.

    Jayantha Tuesday, 02 April 2024 12:43 PM

    Sajith should be a practical person rather than act like a child.

    Rip Winkle Tuesday, 02 April 2024 01:18 PM

    Hey mate, how much are you being paid by these liquor manufacturers?

    ravin Tuesday, 02 April 2024 01:35 PM

    Dose the same theories applying to other defaulters? or it is only for liquor manufactures? Apart from outstanding amount are they paying present taxes correctly?

    Ram Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:25 PM

    Minister must understand that with a suspension the Company owners too lose income not only the government. This is a situation that the Minister wants to help his friends who own these companies

    Shera Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:44 PM

    Wow. Shocking unethical statement. It is the duty of a government to ensure public health, safety and well-being. Just like it was their duty to do mass covid vaccinations and dengue control measures, why not the same for alcohol?

    CURSES WILL COME HOME TO ROOST Tuesday, 02 April 2024 09:55 PM

    HA!HA!HA! GOVT MAKING MONEY AND SOME POLITICIANS RAKING IN MONEY, IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?. TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE IT RIGHT!!. HAVE A HEART FOR THE POOR AND LESS FORTUNATE CITIZENS LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.


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