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Rs. 316 bn. tax revenue collected in 2023 Q1 

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The Commissioner General of the Inland Revenue Department, D.R.S. Hapuarachchi says that the department has collected Rs. 316 billion as tax revenue during the first quarter of the year 2023.

In a statement, Mr. Hapuarachchi pointed out that when compared to the tax revenue of Rs. 146,565 million collected during the first quarter of 2022, the revenue collection has increased up to Rs. 316,619 million during the first quarter of the year 2023.

“When compared to the first quarter of the previous year, it shows a positive growth of 216%”, he added.

He also mentions that the causes for this favourable growth could be attributed to things such as a new tax policy, a gradual improvement of the country’s economic situation, and enhanced efficiency of tax administration.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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