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VAT Bill withdrawn at last

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella yesterday withdrew the Value Addition Tax (Amendment) bill which had been declared unacceptable by the Supreme Court.

It was listed in the Order Paper under Item No 29 as a Bill to be taken for debate.MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena asked the government how and why a Bill declared null and void by the Supreme Court was still on the Order Paper.

At that moment, the Leader of the House announced that the government would withdraw it. (SI)
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