JVP demands 2010 budget

2 May 2010 07:32 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Kelum Bandara

The JVP, the largest party of the Democratic National Alliance led by General Sarath Fonseka, said today that they would mount pressure on the Government in Parliament to present a budget for 2010.

DNA MP Sunil Handunnetti speaking at a press conference stated that the Vote on Account approved by Parliament for a period of four months ended on May 1st and that the President, instead of presenting a budget, had now decided to apportion funds for the Ministries using his executive powers.

“According to the Constitution, the President can do so only when Parliament has been dissolved. Parliament does not stand dissolved today. It will meet this week.  The power over the country’s public finance is vested with Parliament in terms of the Constitution.

However, the President has now taken over this power to allocate money for the Ministries. We condemn this move,” the DNA MP said.


  Comments - 19

  • Sunday, 02 May 2010 12:19 PM

    good move by jvp,well done,

    Sunday, 02 May 2010 12:26 PM

    Keep on complaining, you can be the largest party of the 3rd force for ever!

    Sunday, 02 May 2010 02:42 PM

    What good is it to present the budget in parliment when there is no real chance of voting out or changing the allocation. Government is all powerfull. They do not need JVP or UNP or anybody else. Save your energy.

    Sunday, 02 May 2010 03:35 PM

    Poor JVP, trying to cover it's nakedness.

    Sunday, 02 May 2010 11:54 PM

    Those who live a hand to mouth existence cannot have a budget. We can amend the constitution.

    Monday, 03 May 2010 01:26 AM

    JVP knows how to instruct but not to construct. So the people gave the verdict to be silent, in the parliament.

    Monday, 03 May 2010 03:40 AM

    Another poor policitcal stunt by the JVP. These clowns will never learns.

    Monday, 03 May 2010 03:59 AM

    Whether JVP is big or small is irrelevent here. Govt should bring about good governance. Govt is boasting about rapid development but how are they going to get money for the new projects? Seems like there is an hidden agenda !!

    Monday, 03 May 2010 04:26 AM

    Traditionally the Budget is presented to the parliament November each year. If a budget is presented in July that means it will be in force till next july hence the tradition will change to July to july. I think treasury and all other ministries will have a practical issue if future budgets are to be presented at the middle of the year. May be treasury is contemplating to go back to November to november budget circle.

    Monday, 03 May 2010 04:26 AM

    largest party in the smallest alliance..

    Monday, 03 May 2010 04:34 AM

    What ever may me said, Presenting a Budget is very important

    Monday, 03 May 2010 05:49 AM

    How many MP's does JVP have now?

    Monday, 03 May 2010 10:48 AM

    Taurus, are you a citizen of Sri Lanka ?
    No budget means no financial direction to the country. We don't know where we are heading.

    You may have voted for these jokers; but are you happy to see that the country is running without direction?

    Monday, 03 May 2010 06:53 AM

    With just 5 seats + 2 on national list what say have you got. Ingorance at its highest order !!!! Honestly these aliens do not really know what they are talking.

    Sunday, 02 May 2010 08:03 AM

    UPFA insulting to there voters. many more on the way. keep awake.

    Monday, 03 May 2010 08:03 AM

    A news report said that the government would present a mini budget in July. These clowns would say that the govt., succumbed to their pressure!!!

    Sunday, 02 May 2010 08:23 AM

    Yes very large party, poor JVP

    Sunday, 02 May 2010 08:49 AM

    UPFA can not play everyday...

    Sunday, 02 May 2010 09:00 AM

    if the JVP makes a demand the government has no choice....JVP is the largest party in the opposition..

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