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SLFP divided on VAT amendment with 2 opinions
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SLFP members are divided by two different opinions regarding the draft VAT amendment Act.

Special Duties Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said that he would support would the draft taken up for debate on 10th and 11th this month.

However expressing views to media after a people’s rally held in Galle, State Minister Dilan Perera said there was no consensus within the SLFP, with regard to supporting the relevant draft.

Expressing his views to media after calling on Malwatta Chapter’s Chief Incumbent yesterday, Minister Sarath Amunugama said that he would support the draft VAT amendment Act.

However, after a people’s rally held in Badulla yesterday State Minister Dilan Perera said that the statements that some make saying that the draft VAT amendment Act would be supported was false.

The Supreme Court verdict on the draft VAT Amendment Act, including the provisions for increasing the VAT from 11 per cent to 15 per cent is scheduled to be revealed tomorrow.

Parliamentary Deputy General Secretary Neil Iddavala said that the Speaker would submit the Supreme Court’s verdict to parliament subsequently

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