JVP files petition with Supreme Court against ‘Sugar Scam’

JVP files petition with Supreme Court against ‘Sugar Scam’

JVP files petition with Supreme Court against ‘Sugar Scam’

Written by Zulfick Farzan

12 Mar, 2021 | 11:18 am

Colombo (News 1st); The JVP on Friday (12) filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka seeking an order to be made on the Attorney General to institute legal action against those responsible for the government losing more than Rs. 15.95 billion in tax revenue by granting tax relief on sugar imports to the country.

Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Finance Secretary S. R. Attygalle, Director of Pyramid Wilmar – Sajad Mowzoon, President’s Secretary P. B. Jayasundara, Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority Major General Shantha Dissanayake, and the Attorney General among others were named as respondents in the petition.

The petitioner seeks an order to be made on the Attorney General to institute legal action against those responsible for causing the losses to the state adding, the Finance Secretary and the other respondents had violated the Fundamental Rights of the people by failing to prevent such corrupt activity.

Further, the petitioner requests the Supreme Court to order Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the respondents to take necessary measures to recover the losses and to recover Rs. 500 million as compensation.

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