SLFP not to support VAT if amendments are not considered
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would not extend its support for the vote on the Value Added Tax (VAT) if amendments requested by the party are not considered, a source said. This was discussed during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat Office with the participation of the committee of legal experts that appointed to look into the matter, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
A crucial discussion with the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister is scheduled to be held today (09) in this regard as well. The proposals with respect of the tax will also be submitted to the Cabinet today. Meanwhile, the Speaker is to announce the Supreme Court’s decision on the VAT during today’s Parliament session.