Deputy Foreign Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva has very politely urged former President Mahinda Rajapakse not to mislead the public by making falsehoods. He quipped, “MR please don’t mislead the people. There is NO new VAT on any education service.”
He was responding to a lengthy statement Kurunegala district MP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa issued on the state of country’s economy.
Dr.Harshs de Silva charged that knowing very well there is no imposition of new VAT on education services (removal of VAT exclusions) Mahinda Rajapakse attempts to mislead people by saying that fees from “nursery school to tertiary level as well as private tuition classes” will see an increase.
Dr. Harsha concluded, “Come on… be honest… let us debate based on the truth Mr Ex-President”