The Chairman of Voice Against Corruption, JVP Central Committee member Wasantha Samarasinghe said according to the Excise Tax Act, taxes should be paid every 15 days.
He pointed out that to date over 3,200 million in taxes has not been paid, adding that until the 15th of June the taxes had not been paid and as such the accumulated tax arrears stands at over Rs, 3200 million to date.
Excise Commissioner incapable of administration:
He said it was clear that the Finance Ministry, Customs Department and Perpetual Treasuries were behind this transaction and they achieve their objectives through the Excise Department.
Samarasinghe further pointed out that an administrative officer should have been appointed to the post of Excise Commissioner but the current commissioner is not an administrative officer which has led to protests by the administrative officers.