The JVP launched a leaflet campaign yesterday (29th) demanding the government to withdraw the new tax bill that has been presented to parliament as it oppresses the masses. The campaign planned to be carried out throughout the island to make the masses aware of the ill effects of the bill was launched from Colombo Fort Railway station.
The JVP states through this bill any person employed in any vocation and earn more than Rs.50,000 a month will have to pay a tax for the government. They ask the people to protest against the unfair tax proposals and let the government know of their opposition to it.
The Member of the Political Bureau of the JVP K.D. Lal Kantha, its Kalutara district parliamentarian Comrade Dr Nalinda Jayatissa, Western Provincial Councilor Attorney at Law Comrade Sunil Watagala, former Councilor of Dehiwela – Mt. Lavinia Municipality Comrade Samanmalee Gunasinghe were among comrades who participated in the campaign.
The campaign was carried out in many towns yesterday by members of the JVP.