Tax structure must be changed to boost revenue, govt expenditure must meet goal within accurate time-frame: Opposition Leader
The tax structure of Sri Lanka must be changed to boost the revenue and the expenditure borne by the government must meet an accurate time-frame, said Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, addressing the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Authority Board meeting in Yatinuwara yesterday (08) organised by Electoral Organiser Gemunu Abhayasundara.
Despite the party governing the country, any government should be held accountable for the curbing of the pressure and intolerance borne by the people, he noted, alleging that the current government, on the other hand, has no programme for social security but a programme for the security of the Rajapaksa family and the distribution of ministries.
The National Council chaired by Namal Rajapaksa, who is a member of the family responsible for the bankrupt status of the Sri Lanka, being entrusted with the planning for policy making towards the rebuilding of the country is but another attempt to fool the people, Premadasa pointed out.
The government denies disclosing any information pertaining to the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the IMF’s prime concern would be the debt restructuring programme, he added.
The SJB would be ready to extend support, should the government act in genuineness to obtain US $ 2.9 billion for Sri Lanka without deceiving the people, the Opposition Leader further noted.