Aug 26, 2017

Special meeting between JO, Mangala! Featured

A special meeting between Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera and several members of the Joint Opposition is expected to take place next week.

This is to discuss the new Inland Revenue Act.

Although the new revised Inland Revenue bill was scheduled to be presented to parliament yesterday, it was postponed until the beginning of next month.

However, MP- Bandula Gunawardena presented his book titled ‘Dadhu Dayama’ (Tax Hunt), to Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera. The group of JO members had then requested a meeting with the Finance Minister to discuss the  government’s new IR Act.

Therefore, the minister had planned to organise a special meeting to inform the JO, early next week.

Bandula Gunawardena had pointed out the necessity of a new Inland Revenue Act, during his tenure as a minister of the previous government.