25 UNP backbenchers to defeat President’s expenditure head

9 March 2019 12:34 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said yesterday more than 25 UNP backbenchers were prepared to defeat the President's expenditure head.

She told parliament that President Maithripala Sirisena had allocated half of the funds for him than what was allocated for all the ministries in the budget.

"The President claims that he is a simple man. But he should show it by practice," she said.

Ms Premachandra said Rs. 13,560 million had been allocated for the President from 2019 budget while it was Rs. 10,887 last year.

She said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had cut down on his expenditure head from last year's allocation of Rs. 1911 million to Rs.1620 million this year.

Commenting on the President's pledge to reinstating the execution of those convicted of drug trafficking, she said drug kingpins who engaged in drug smuggling in huge amounts should be executed instead of innocent and poor women who were convicted for possessing small amounts of drugs due to their poverty.

"Drug smugglers who were keeping company with the President should be hanged first," she said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 7

  • Abdul Raheem Sunday, 10 March 2019 07:02 AM

    shameless people living in luxury at the cost poor women working abroad as house maids and hardly earned tax payers money

    Ishaq Sunday, 10 March 2019 08:25 AM

    Well, its news for us that the Prez and PM have these huge expenditure of taxpayers money. Wonder how much goes into their personal pockets. The masses lost confidence in the Prez within those 50days drama. We do not trust him thus no one is willing to take his word.

    Don Sunday, 10 March 2019 08:43 AM

    Sirisena could ask for black money from JO-kers

    Felician Sunday, 10 March 2019 09:07 AM

    Well said,you have good future

    SL Sunday, 10 March 2019 09:21 AM

    can you just tell one thing that you've done to the society with your MP post ??? we know that you've kidnapped one guy using your Diffender

    Perumal Sunday, 10 March 2019 09:36 AM

    Expenditure Head? What bullshit? We want his head!

    Cyril.. Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:28 AM

    Very sad move to have brought MS as President. The whole country know it and at fault is the UNP. Just see the next election.

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