Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 19:42
Certain ruling members of the UNP Controlled Colombo Municipal Council protest against its lavatory tax
UNP Deputy Leader MP Joseph Michael Perera stated that he objects the decision taken by Colombo Municipal Council to charge a domestic lavatory tax from the residents of Colombo.
Colombo Municipal Council under the administration of UNP is preparing to introduce a domestic lavatory tax to maintain the sewage system after repairs.
The Asian Development Bank has agreed to offer a loan of nearly 10.5 billion rupees for this.
Colombo Municipal Council Deputy Mayor Titus Perera stated that the domestic lavatory tax will be introduced following a request made by the Asian Development Bank.
However, expressing his views regarding the matter during a media briefing convened in Colombo today, MP Joseph Micheal Perera stated that he will not approve imposing more taxes on people when they have been expecting tax concessions.
He further stated that, he will not approve any tax if it places any undue burden on the public and that no one will be able to use a restroom in case of an emergency.