Thank you for being with us and participating in Sri Lanka's first ever Live Blog on the Budget for 2012. The debate on the Second Reading of the budget is currently taking place.
He also promises that over 8000 families without electricity can hope to be “enlightened”, thanks to the coming budget.
“Government sector employees will hardly get any benefit from this budget. They have already softened the blow by saying the budget is aimed at increasing productivity and thereby hoping to reduce cost of living. We all know this is another pipe dream and will never happen. They have plenty of money for tamashas in St Kitts but let’s see if they have money to increase salaries of government sector employees. I suspect some nonsensical story will be told for the gullible gallery to swallow hook-line-and-sinker.”
The President proposed that the welfare scheme for war heroes and their families to grant one lakh to the third child born in each family is to be extended to all those in the Sri Lanka Police in the 2012 Budget. Furthermore Rupees 750 is to be extended to the parents of war veterans.
so may Monday, 21 November 2011 08:07
prices down,pay rise budg.
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facebook goviya Monday, 21 November 2011 08:30
To keep productivity up is good, but better if you can keep all the foreign trips, and wasteful tamashas to a minimum...but I am dreaming...lets see...
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Sarath Monday, 21 November 2011 14:51
Dream on mate. As far as I know they haven't introduced a law against dreaming yet. So, dream on!!!
Actually, come to think of it you might have to sign up with the Ministry of Dreams but other than that you're free to carry on.
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strima123 Monday, 21 November 2011 08:37
University Lecturers get Minimum 150,000 salary, a car permit,5000 rupees per hour lecture fees, 2 years leave with full pay and so called academic freedom to do whatever they do while working...............and produce low quality students who are unemployable.........so why on earth are they asking for more...
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Flavius Monday, 21 November 2011 08:38
Government sector employees will hardly get any benefit from this budget. They have already softened the blow by saying the budget is aimed at increasing productivity and thereby hoping to reduce cost of living. We all know this is another pipe dream and will never happen. They have plenty of money for tamashas in St Kitts but lets see if they have money to increase salaries of government sector employees. I suspect some nonsensical story will be told for the gullible gallery to swallow hook-line-and-sinker.
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Jamis Banda Monday, 21 November 2011 08:53
More welfare = More Taxes to us
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Gihan Edirisinghe Monday, 21 November 2011 15:16
Then what choice do we have?? Maintaining a steady economic growth rate, is the kind of idiology our country lacked for decades. When the govt is trying to do that, along with welfare, I think they deserve some kudos
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Sarath Monday, 21 November 2011 15:29
Remember you're trying to explain this connection to a populous that still thinks pilfering is a fun thing to do with no repercussions to them.
Interestingly, those who have the podium have never tried to show the connection either.
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Anura Monday, 21 November 2011 09:05
just reduce the no. of politicians and their perks and various staff who depend on public money. There are too many of them for this small country to sustain. Few to earn and many to feed is not good for any country
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Asarana Kolla Monday, 21 November 2011 09:20
Sounds killing me, will see the movie going on.
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Mishra Monday, 21 November 2011 09:23
So, to offset salary increase,Will all the Govt employees be provided with one more day off per week 2 do the Home Gardening?
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Rata Godda Monday, 21 November 2011 09:24
what is thea budject for government personal entertainment trips and expenses
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Jamis Banda Monday, 21 November 2011 09:35
Legal Profession ?? Ha Ha - we saw with Bharatha Laxman's and SF's case -indeed will be the hub for illegal activities.
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neutral guy Monday, 21 November 2011 09:37
salary increase to public means more taxes on the general public. i believe if they can make this productivity thing a success it will be less burden for the public by making loss making Govt entities atleast break even.
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very concerned Monday, 21 November 2011 09:41
Will they give the Expartiate Works in the Middle East any benefits from this Budget or are they left forgotten as always??
Do they at least remmeber that this part of the polupaltion brings in the biggest amount of $$$$ that is spent for the country.
Please give us some benefit's, Don't ignor us as always!!
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Sarath Monday, 21 November 2011 15:39
If there is no one to care about them when nails are driven in or organs are gouged out, do you really think they will be remembered at a budget?
The only time they come to our minds is when our foreign reserves start running low. Unfortunately, these people have to send the money to keep their family fed and clothed. What a country, what a culture, sends its young females for slavery to foreign countries while men ride around in three-wheelers.
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jihaddeen Monday, 21 November 2011 09:41
Budget is for Public not for Ministers.
It's good nothing we giving to govenrment staff. they already earning without any good results. Enough for them now,,,
now will consider about country growth in every sector.
Education, Health, Safe Life, Transport, Tourism etc..
please bring more investors and do not charge with more TAX- let them get free trade, Go green, build new buildings, respect tourist - these are some tips.
Development Tips - Action by ALL SRI LANKANS are below.
1.protect our public property.
2.keep clean your home and your city.
3.do not keep any land spair please try to procuct some thing
4.bring new ideas.
5.give good health for kids.
we are BORN TO WIN not to loose. come on Sri Lanka. make our country proud and wealthy.
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dilshan Monday, 21 November 2011 09:46
Dear Flavius . hasnt the govt done enough for the state sector employees. they are the wellpaid, non taxable, pensionable, vehicle permits given, various allowances other than salary. and you work only haf the day unlike private sector employees
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Ruwan Ferdinandez Monday, 21 November 2011 09:54
Prez is right. May be that's why he is keen on developing waterways.
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Yuri Monday, 21 November 2011 10:13
Typical Third world Budget
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neutral guy Monday, 21 November 2011 10:49
All n All Nothing in the budget. Exchange depreciation by 3% will affect almost every sector. Then the inflation is Ineviatable. There could be another Fuel price hike coming very soon since exchange affects the oil import price.
.... Cant's understand why they impose monetory policy tools in fiscal policy meeting... Better get some educated people to the ministry.
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Imran Hussein Tuesday, 22 November 2011 08:36
Educated people to ministries? I too wish but Its a distant dream
Very Good Comments, Neutral Guy.
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Man B Monday, 21 November 2011 13:48
hole budget for the rainy day.
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Hamzie Monday, 21 November 2011 13:51
Well said neutral guy.
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Peter Monday, 21 November 2011 15:34
It seems nothing from the budget for poor people who work in middle east and bring foreign currency to the country. It is very disappointing.
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Izmy Monday, 21 November 2011 17:33
Seems like we ard the hub of everything and ultimatly we will end in the shrub.
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Lankan hawker Tuesday, 22 November 2011 04:00
End of sri lanka ? whats there for the middle class people in the budget ? reduced bus fairs or reduced fuel expenses ? or salary increament ???
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Mano Tuesday, 22 November 2011 04:19
Last budget .. agreed for a pension scheme for overseas workers.. still no news .. so this budget promises also ???
Same way wth out any budjet daily prices are increasing.. So budjet is like a joke!!!
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tony offshore Tuesday, 22 November 2011 14:02
What about the pensioner who fought for the country,
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