UNFGG proposes special grant as sop to purchase vehicles

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The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) parliamentary group which met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Bentota today had come up with a proposal to provide a special grant to public servants to purchase vehicles.

The group had decided on this in the wake of criticism of the the budget proposal to stop issuing duty free vehicle import permits to certain categories of people.

Informed sources said many MPs had been of the opinion that this budget proposal should be revised.

Apart from this, many members had wanted a full restoration of fertiliser subsidy which had been restricted. However no final decision had been taken on this, but it had been decided to give some additional relief to farmers.

It had also been decided that the party should strictly adhere to an economic policy based on social market economic principles.

The group had divided themselves into five groups under five leaders, namely, Ministers Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Harin Fernando and Deputy Ministers Eran Wickremaratne, Harsha de Silva and Ajith P Perera.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka were the keynote speakers at the meeting. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 17

  • Premalal Monday, 30 November 2015 06:54 PM

    Please someone say that this budget is good .

    Hiran Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:17 AM

    All proposals like HELMET law !!!!

    vip truth Monday, 30 November 2015 08:17 PM

    Get someone who knows the subject. May be that is the difficulty.

    hubert Monday, 30 November 2015 11:11 PM

    PM no concession for cars to anybody learn to sacrifice conspicuous consumption in the past 10 years destroyed our natural resource base as country is saturated with vehicles polluting the environment atmosphere and occupy land. The high ways constructed are the natural resources busters and divide community MPs or Doctors can wait for 5 years sacrifice for a healthy environment Env Specialist

    iSilva Sunday, 29 November 2015 11:43 PM

    There are all in the same bunch! Rogues and more Rogues. They are multiply daily. There are no clean men or women in this lot.

    John Fernandez Monday, 30 November 2015 02:12 PM

    Of course, උන්ට අල අපිට පල!

    John Fernandez Monday, 30 November 2015 02:18 PM

    කෑවා නම් යහ පා ලණුවඉවසාපන් මේවා දරුව

    Yapa Monday, 30 November 2015 04:29 AM

    It seems this budget will have many amendments, best is to scrap the budget and have a fresh one since adhoc changes will not balance the revenue resulting in people paying daily price increases.

    onlooker Monday, 30 November 2015 03:17 PM

    The finance minister if he has a little bit of dignity should resign forthwith. Even his colleges want the budget to be amended.

    BUSHEL Monday, 30 November 2015 06:08 AM

    Soon after this government came to power finance minister reduced duty on vehicles saying common man is given the opportunity to enjoy the facility. Why did he do this bluntly? Cheating ? ...Now taxes and smoke test etc are raised extensively making it extremely difficult to the special man too.

    Palle Monday, 30 November 2015 04:17 PM

    100 days budget was to fool the foolish people

    Hoodwinked Monday, 30 November 2015 06:21 AM

    Shamelessly these MPs are fighting for their privilegs when people are faced with so many burning issues. They come forward to contest an election to serve the people but once in power their only aim is to see how much they together with their families could make. In even in parliament to cast their vote for a bill they stoop to the level of soliciting bribes in the form of additional perks. The most pathetic situation is the public who voted them to power are oblivious to their antics. Even next time around, votes will be caster in favour of these selfish politician. God only could save Sri Lanka from this peril.

    Naz Monday, 30 November 2015 04:38 PM

    People wanted replacement of this regime,UNPersgot nothing from this government.UNP enough.

    Bond Hora and distory of Prakrama Samudra Monday, 30 November 2015 06:25 AM

    They are putting oil for fire, ss main objective to grab public resources

    Wilward Monday, 30 November 2015 08:03 AM

    Dear Ranil, do you think that only gogevernment servants deserves this benefit. What about the others who work for the development of this country. Why do you load all benefits to government service? and nothing open other sectors? Please tell us why other people should not be buying a car at duty free co session when government servants are given duty free? Please govern it when the opportunity is given before it is taken back by people. Your budget is a hopeless product and the people will teach you a lesson in the upcoming election unless you do things right.

    anura Monday, 30 November 2015 08:15 AM

    Champaka to be a key note speaker ! All he does is to spread lies and to insult his political rivals to achieve his ambition to be SriLankan president one day.

    Sapu Monday, 30 November 2015 09:00 AM

    Govt officers that receive vehicle permits receive large wage hikes ,good pensions etc etc. and all thats from our tax money

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