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The expenditure for the Defence Ministry tops the proposed budget for 2010 with Rs. 201 Billion as against Rs. 177 Billion last year. The Appropriation Bill presented to Parliament today also proposes Rs. 60 Billion for economic development. (KB & YP)

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  • Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:37 AM

    i thought the war was over almost a year ago??

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:47 AM

    Very Good. We are now planning to the regional super power

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:49 AM

    Is it to keep the minority suppressed for ever..........?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:43 AM

    since the war is over, why is this amount of money being pumped to defence, i think this money can be sent to the economic development....

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:45 AM

    60Bn for Economic Development while 201Bn for Defence...?
    Are these people crazy? country has the good chance to develop the economy with the international attraction it got post war. Without planning for the Country's Development why are they plannig for Defence.
    Actually the allocation should have been up side down...

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:57 AM

    Anura, This government needs more and more people like you.

    Wednesday, 09 June 2010 09:41 PM

    Now that we are not fighting anyone, why should such a large portion of funds be allocated to defense? Should not our priorities be: Job creation, Education, Health, Infrastructure Development, Agriculture and so forth? Why do we still need a bloated armed service?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:02 AM

    what is the budget allocation for education 1 million ???

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:58 AM

    Are we going to invade India????

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:11 AM

    this year budgeted amount is more than last year one (( final war)) mmmmm its a big joke,,,,, can imagine a expensive budget

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:27 AM

    i feel it is time for you to start schooling.. probably from grade 1

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 06:53 AM

    It seems that the Defence Ministry is going on a mission to the moon.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 06:55 AM

    Ah !
    it seems to be as we are going to capture south india too!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 07:01 AM

    I think this is partly because the Urban Development Authority & some other institutions which are not directly related to Defence is under the ministry of defence.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 07:01 AM

    no..we are only going to declare war againts the actors that did not show up for IIFA!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 07:32 AM

    210 BILLION for a country the size of a pin head on the world map? What madness is this? We need to spend money on development. What portion of the Gross National Product (GNP) is 210 Billion? We should be cutting down the defense budget and not increasing it.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:39 AM

    The Defence and The Economy are the most important things of a country.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:45 AM

    Why on earth do they need 210 Billion for Defense and only 60 Billion for Economic development??? Are they freaking out of their mind? Are we going to attack another country?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:54 AM

    60bn last year and 201bn this year? Is this government taking us for a joke?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:42 PM

    The Members of Parliament should question each and every cent, as to how it is ging to be spent, and on what.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:58 AM

    Hello Mr. Finance Minister, What's going on?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 04:58 AM

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:05 AM

    So getting ready for the next major war! this is a national Crime!!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:07 AM

    Now that the war is over - what is the need for such an inflated defence expenditure budget? Now, the budget for health, education and resettlement & rehabilitation are the priority needs - and if these are expanded it is justified. But for defence expenditure?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:12 AM

    may be we are going to start another war with someone


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