Monday, July 31, 2017

New Inland Revenue Bill to further Parliament’s control over source of public finance: AG

logoBy S.S. Selvanayagam-Monday, 31 July 2017
In a written submission to the Supreme Court concerning the Inland Revenue Bill, the Attorney General has reiterated that the proposed Bill is a law enacted in furtherance of Parliament’s control over a source of public finance and does not violate any of the provisions of the Constitution.
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Additional Solicitor General Farzana Jameel, with Senior Deputy Solicitor General Arjuna Obeysekere, State Counsels Suren Gnanaraj, Kaniska de Silva, Chaya Sri Namuni and Hashini Opatha, appeared for the Attorney General and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera. They made this submission on behalf of Minister Samaraweera and the Attorney General.