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Second sugar scam after recent tax increase: Hadunnetti

5 November 2023 10:12 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Ajith Siriwardana

KANDY (Daily Mirror)- The same sugar importer who was involved in the massive sugar scam in an earlier occassion was involved in the second similar scam after the recent tax increase in sugar imports, former NPP MP Sunil Handunnetti said today.

Speaking at the Senkadagala electorate convention, he said the government increased the import tax on sugar from 25 cents to Rs. 50 last week which had allowed this particular sugar importer to earn undue profits.

He said the controversial sugar importer had imported a shipment of 8,600 MTs of sugar on October 30 just before the tax was increased and had got the stock cleared from the Customs at a tax of 25 cents per kilo.

Hadunnetti said the sugar importer was now selling the imported sugar by adding Rs. 50 following the tax increase, which had given him undue profits.

He said Rs. 16 billion was defraud in the first sugar scam a few years ago and that he even filed a case in the Supreme Court against it.

 


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  • sss Sunday, 05 November 2023 11:28 PM

    without particulars this is an empty statement like justice minister's claim on someone (or many) taking bribes to hide the shipping disaster

    Puswadilla Sunday, 05 November 2023 11:36 PM

    Where are all the so called dumb Hero’s? Where are all the Golden so called dumb local lords? Where are the opposition jokers. Shame. Disgraceful. Not an educated foreigners is going to visit his Banana Republic?

    Cugan Monday, 06 November 2023 02:06 AM

    Don't miss guide the people its not scam the importer followed the rules.

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 06 November 2023 04:14 AM

    The Kings want to use the money for upcoming elections.

    M fahim Monday, 06 November 2023 05:11 AM

    The beauty is nobody has taken any action against him. Everybody is reporting.

    VJ Monday, 06 November 2023 07:55 AM

    Need money for the election campaign.

    Joseph Monday, 06 November 2023 04:59 PM

    Can someone explain the scam.?


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