Figures in Budget 2019 incorrect: Gammanpila

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Figures of the government revenue stated in the Budget proposal 2019 are erroneous, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader Udaya Gammanpila said today.

Addressing a news briefing he said some figures have been exaggerated with a motive of hiding government’s actual economic picture.

“The Government had estimated in the budget that its revenue would be increased by 22% from 2018 (Rs.2,025 billion) to 2019 (Rs.2,464 billion). However, when considering the percentage change in government's income from 2017 to 2018, it has only been increased by 5%,” Mr. Gammanpila said.

“At this backdrop, how could be the income increased by 22% in the year 2019 which is really harsh for the country in terms of loan repayments,” the MP added.

He said the actual income that could be acquired by the government is Rs.2,100 billion. “However, by showing erroneous figures on the income, the government is trying to show that there is a little budget deficit whereas in reality, it is not so,” he said.

According to the budget, the government can obtain Rs.2,079 billion as loans. However, in reality, they would have to obtain Rs.2,443 billion. Meanwhile, he said anyone with a half-a-brain would not support the 20th Amendment.

When asked about the party’s stance on the 20th amendment, he said the joint opposition-affiliated parties unanimously came to consensus in 2018, that they would not support the 20th Amendment. “After that, we have not yet come to a common decision,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Ruvini Thursday, 07 March 2019 01:07 AM

    You are the only one who gets figures correct.

    Bandu Wanigasekera Thursday, 07 March 2019 02:05 AM

    One: The govt revenue fell in 2018 because your bosses MR

    mushy Thursday, 07 March 2019 05:09 AM

    The trash man is again on his kunu karaththa garbage collecting rounds.

    Venom Thursday, 07 March 2019 06:25 AM

    Here he comes!!!

    Unchikun Thursday, 07 March 2019 07:28 AM

    Sorry man, the numbers are fine. We do not believe in your numbers. I was amused to see your buddy Modawansa talk of figure on the budget. The was it.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:55 AM

    You know how to count especially when you are cheating Australians

    kondaya77 Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:26 PM

    The man can not count the,frog face!!

    George Harry Thursday, 07 March 2019 11:52 PM

    Well done sir, you have revealed the TRUTH.


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