Apr 03, 2018

Mahinda rises against unfair taxes

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he would stage island wide protests  with the assistance of the public, against the governments unfair taxation system.

He noted that due to the government burdening the people with taxes, the people’s trust in the government is deteriorating daily, adding that a four member Joint Opposition committee would be appointed  to take decisions with regard to the protests to be staged.

The former President said the government does not understand its own policies and that the government MPs are also aware of the level that the government has deteriorated to.  

“There are many who have retired who live off their bank interests. But now the government is targeting these people too and harassing them, while the government has failed in every aspect in serving the people. This is very unfair,” Rajapaksa said.  

 He noted that after the co confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the JO would protest against the new taxes.