Sri Lankan tax authorities should cooperate more with South Asian counterparts to be more vigilant of tax evasion by cross-border enterprises, international experts said in Colombo.

 "African national tax administrators have been cooperating on technical professional issues over quite a few years," Allen Kagina, commissioner general of the Uganda Revenue Authority said.

 "And it has proved extremely valuable in increasing compliance by enterprises operating across one or more countries in the region."

 She was speaking at an Pulling Ourselves Up: Taxation, State-Building, and Away from Aid organized by the Institute of Policy Studies together with the International Centre for Tax and Development ICTD in UK.

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