Gotabaya manifesto promises strong Economy and Security

Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna (SLPP) Gotabhaya Rajapakse says his aim is to create a sovereign country centered on a strong economy and secure undivided nation where all races progress together.

The Ten Principles of Inclusive Governance' at the NelumPokuna Theatre,

"policy declaration designed by the people for the people". The SLPP Candidate said his immediate priority is to improve the domestic economy, which according to him has collapsed due to the prevailing tax system by discouraging the local entrepreneur. Gotabhaya's election manifesto proposes to introduce a new tax system that would promote the production in the country. 

Among the measures proposed are abolishing the Economic Service Charge (ESC) and Withholding Tax (WHT), reducing Value Added Tax (VAT) from current 15% to 8%, introducing the Nation Building Tax (NBT) of 2%, scrapping the PAYE Tax ..................

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