Tax Watcher

Sri Lankan Police forming a human chain in parliament to protect the Speaker and enable a vote.

The Finance Ministry on Thursday appointed former Supreme Court Judge Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama as Sri Lanka’s first tax ombudsman. The Finance Ministry on Thursday appointed former Supreme Court Judge Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama as Sri Lanka’s first tax ombudsman. A Ministry statement said the appointment was in keeping with the 2005 budget proposal to appoint an independent authority to assess taxation related queries and complaints.

The appointment is also expected to induce transparency in the tax system and making the process more effective.