Govt. submits supplementary estimate for Rs.2.5 Bn

19 June 2018 10:55 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Government today presented a supplementary estimate for Rs.2.5 billion to improve skills, to provide salary subsidies to ex-LTTE combatants and for empowerment of women in the North.

Approval was sought to spend Rs.2,531,500,000 to improve the skills of ex-LTTE combatants, war widows, renovation of a Purana Raja Maha Vihara and other places of archaeological value in the North, address the needs of differently-able women in the North, to support the indebted people in the North and to support selected small industries in the same province.

Approval was also sought to spend Rs.2 billion for the resettlement of Muslim IDPs and to expedite reconstruction work in the Mannar Town. The source of funds for this expenditure would be the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

Approval was also sought to spend Rs.40 million to purchase a vehicle for the newly-appointed Deputy Minister of National Co-Existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Alizahir Mowlana and funds to pay compensation to those affected by natural disasters.(Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • JuniorCitizen Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:19 AM

    "Approval was also sought to spend Rs.40 million to purchase a vehicle for the newly-appointed Deputy Minister of National Co-Existence" - 40 Million? 400 Lakhs??? for that kind of money government can setup ANY kind of small business or skills training center and employ up to 100 people in the north paying salaries for 2 YEARS at least... which is better for the North and the COUNTRY but instead a 400 lakh car for the minister?? I REGRET voting for this Government.....

    AJ Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:02 AM

    Yes Sir, The whole country regrets voting for this government.

    Harini Wednesday, 20 June 2018 03:31 AM

    The 2billion for North rehabilitation assistance seems fair. But of the Rs.40 million sought, I wonder how much of it will be distributed to the victims of natural disasters and how much for a vehicle? Dpty Minister, a good Prius Hybrid can be bought at about Rs.6 million for regular tax payers. But you could buy it for about Rs.2 million as you are exempted from tax. Good for the environment, good for the electorate. And more benefit to those who don't have homes after disasters, let alone a Govt-bought car! That's how to do good governance!

    Sambo Wednesday, 20 June 2018 05:55 AM

    The way ministers are being appointed its no surprise.

    perera Wednesday, 20 June 2018 06:10 AM

    good move they need to be taken into the society and be provided with jobs

    Premalal Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:08 AM

    This country is heading in one direction. Down

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