VAT scam: Tax boss remanded

  • 29 Mar 2006 07:37:30 GMT

    This person should be made the President of Sri Lanka. He has all the qualifications for the job.

  • 30 Mar 2006 00:24:37 GMT

    Syphoning off Rs.375m couldn`t have been the work of one person. Now there are two there will be much more and some of them could be sitting in parliamant and heading ministries! So much for the people who are leading the country into `Prosperity`! Ratatai moda mahajanathaawatai deviyangema pihitai!!

  • 30 Mar 2006 03:42:32 GMT

    Auditor General should be commended for detecting this multi million fraud and highlighting for information of the public. The Secretary to the Treasury`s statement which appeared in a Sunday weekly, criticising such audit reports for having brought disrepute to the public sector is unworthy to hold the post. He should honourably resign if proved as the fraud occured in The Inland Revenue Dept coming under his perview and should take responsiblity

    for bad supervision of public funds of which public must

    always be made aware

  • 30 Mar 2006 03:43:29 GMT


    In customs and Inland revenue, there are corrupted officers who even without politicos influence assist scrupulous elements to get away with millions and millions .

    The biggest problem is that the renumeration paid to these officers does not commensurate with the responsibility and authority they posses.


  • 30 Mar 2006 04:20:42 GMT

    Kula, you are correct to an extent. When the swindling is in thousands or lakhs those who do it very likely will not be having political support but when it is in millions and specially 375m there is very likely to be some political connection somewhere!

  • 30 Mar 2006 08:57:32 GMT

    A one-man, two-man and number of men-commission would be appointed to forward a report to the Prez. The Prez would analyze(if he knew how to analyze) and find some politicos of many shades involved. The report would not be publicized due to fear of political fallouts. And they lived happily thereafter. Thats the sorry state of affairs in our country.

    The best case scenario would be find the guilt (faster the better), bring them in public and put them down....inhumane Ah..! Its the public money and public needs justice done; and that should be seen to be done. 350MN - a budget by itself.