SL government begins income tax collection in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 November 2010, 11:06 GMT]
Sri Lanka government’s Income Tax Department officials have begun collecting income tax from the traders in Mannaar after twenty years, sources in Mannaar said. The officials arriving from Colombo made searches in more than 60 traders’ business places as well as in their houses in A’n’naa Nakar areas in Mannaar on 11 November and collected income tax from them. The traders who had experienced great losses due to war in the past twenty years had to pay sums ranging from 150,000 to 250,000 rupees, the sources added.

Sri Lanka, due to its image in the international circles being tarnished by its human rights violations, experiences great difficulty in procuring international loans and tax concessions.

Its urgent interest in collecting tax from the people of the country exposes the economic crisis it faces, political circles in Colombo said.

 

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