CA judge S. Thurairaja took up the writ petition by six Buddhist monks that seeks the cancellation of the tax concessions and the use of the said money for public welfare.
Lion Brewery’s beer production came to a standstill following the flooding of its brewery at Biyagama.
After it informed that it could not supply for the demand, Karunanayake has given the company a 60 per cent tax concession to import beer.
Market analysts question the measure in view of the fact that Lion Brewery has insurance coverage to seek damages for production suspensions and note that not all companies whose factories had been flooded have been given such concessions.
Lion Brewery is owned by Harry and Mano Selvanathan brothers who are close friends of many top ruling politicians.