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Friday, 15 July 2016 - 12:31
The VAT Amendment Draft Bill Likely To Be Delayed
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A fundamental petition was filed by Joint Opposition MP Sisira Jayakody, with the Supreme Court yesterday (13) requesting to issue a decree to pass the VAT Amendment Draft Bill by two third majority in parliament.

It has also been requested, in the petition to declare that the Clauses of the Draft Bill contravene to the Constitution.

Meanwhile State Financial Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said the respective VAT Amendment Draft Bill will not be passed until the hearing of the rival petition is concluded.

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