Written by Zulfick Farzan
16 Mar, 2021 | 12:35 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Government maintains a position that the recently reported loss in tax revenue to the state from sugar imports has not resulted in a scam.
Over the past 04 months 300 million kilograms of sugar were imported to Sri Lanka and the Rs. 15 billion figure is formed when it is multiplied by Rs. 50/-, said Joint Cabinet Spokesperson & Minister (Dr.) Ramesh Pathirana.
It was a government policy decision to reduce the import tax on sugar, therefore this cannot be viewed as a scam, he added.
“It is a joke to claim that a scam had taken place when importing sugar to the country,” said Cabinet Spokesperson & Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella.
He said a politically motivated campaign is attempting to establish an opinion to claim a scam had taken place.
The consumer enjoyed a benefit to a certain extent, he added.
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