The National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection says indirect taxes should be reduced through the 2022 Budget and the public should be granted relief.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Chairman Ranjith Vithanage said the public battered by the coronavirus should be granted some concession.
Vithanage said unlike ever before in history the 2022 Budget must provide concessions to the public especially with prices of essential goods skyrocketing and Gazette Notifications on control prices having been removed.
He added the public will not be able to get by without concessions.
Therefore, Vithanage expressed hope that indirect taxes and service charges will be slashed through the Budget and said they remain hopeful that consumers will not be deceived while the Budget will be truly beneficial to the public.