Policy statement of Government at Parliament :President
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, delivering the government’s policy statement in parliament yesterday, said he is ready to make politically unpopular decisions, such as introducing new tax policies, to put the country back on track.
“I am not here to be popular. I am ready to make unpopular decisions for the sake of the country. People will realize the importance of these decisions in two to three years”.
The Head of State who arrived in Parliament earlier yesterday morning inaugurated the Fourth session of the Nith Parliament at 10.00 a.m.After he delivered the government’s policy statement, the parliament was adjourned until 9.30 am today (Feb 09).
Mentioning that due to the excessive tax reliefs granted in late 2019, tax revenue dropped drastically. The President pointed out that those who issued a clarion call for tax policy revision are now taking issue with it.