Allocation for presidential expenditure up by 320%: NFF

11 October 2016 07:07 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The National Freedom Front (NFF) today claimed that the funds allocated under the heading of presidential expenditure had been increased by 320 per cent and the funds allocated for education was reduced by 57.6 per cent in the 2017 Appropriation Bill.

NFF media spokesman Mohammed Muzammil said Rs.20 million had bee allocated for the President for a day and it was unethical for President Maithripala Sirisena to do so because he considered himself to be leading a humble lifestyle.

“The 2017 Budget can be considered as one which breaks the promises made by the Government to the people. The total expenditure for the President has increased by 320 per cent by reducing the facilities allocated to the people,” he said.

He said State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane had indicated that the local government elections would be postponed till June next year.

“It is already 20 months since the elections were first postponed. The question is whether the postponing of the elections is appropriate for the ‘Yahapalana Government,” Mr. Muzammil said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • Asoka Wednesday, 12 October 2016 02:13 PM

    You better think of a way to pay public funds you have swindled than looking into Government affairs . You are not anybody in the Government , but one accused of swindling public money for which you and your buddy have been indicted

    Sams Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:58 AM

    Before you talk about something you have no knowledge of; could you please return the public funds you deposited into your wife's account?

    Arnold Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:31 AM

    I wonder why the judiciary is dragging their feet for so long to put these crooks behind bars for eternity.

    tissa Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:47 AM

    Good must comment all ways. But you had been sleeping during the past regime. Why is that?

    Anja Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:54 AM

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