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Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 13:43
The Protest against VAT Increase Extends to Matara
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The businessmen from Matara also staged a protest today complaining that the recently increased VAT has adversely affected the retail and wholesale trade.

The protest has been organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Trade of Matara District. 

Businessmen Matara, Kamburupitiya, Akuressa, Weligama, Dikwella, Deniyaya, Morawaka, Pitabaddara, Devinuwara, Makandura, Hakmana and Thihagoda, have closed their shops and joined in the protest.

Earlier, businessmen from Galle, Maharagama and Gampaha towns also closed their shops and staged protest against the new VAT increase.

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