Wimal Weerawansa Files FR Petition Against Increase Of Taxes

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 16:04


Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa today filed a Fundamental Rights petition against the increase of the VAT and NBT by the government, arguing that it violated the fundamental rights (FR) guaranteed under the articles 12 (1), 13 (1) and 14 (g) of the constitution.

The petitioner argued that the VAT and the NBT could not be increased without amending the relevant laws and presenting them to the Parliament for approval.

The petitioner seeks an interim order preventing the respondents from directing the public to pay the taxes and from collecting them.

The Finance Minister, The Secretary to the Finance Ministry, the Inland Revenue Commissioner General and the AG have been named respondents.

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