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Underscoring the fact that the 2014 budget had failed to encourage the export industry, which is vital for Sri Lanka’s development, the United National Party (UNP) said today it was basically a casino-friendly, anti-people budget.

“Only one per cent of the people with a casino culture have benefited from the budget whereas the others have been neglected by the Government. Had the government considered the voices of average citizens before drafting the budget, it would have heaped more taxes on casinos. A 99 per cent of the people in Sri Lanka have nothing to expect from this budget,” UNP MP and well-known economist Harsha de Silva told a news conference.

However he praised government’s attempt at reducing the gap between the income and expenditure in the budget. (Lahiru Pothmulla & Shihara Maduwage)

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  • Nims Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:55 AM

    Man, what are you talking now. You all boycotted the budget and talking rubbish

    raspi Friday, 22 November 2013 11:44 AM

    This is the fault of the opposition as well as the stupid people of this country. we don't have a strong opposition and we don't have people who are politically intelligent enough to vote for the proper politicians.
    no point of holding press conferences like this as long as you don't have a strong leadership to give the people an alternative to go for.

    matisena Friday, 22 November 2013 11:46 AM

    we feel sorry for you sir

    you are educated but yet getting into cheap politics.

    harsha - go back to your job and leave the island alone

    David Friday, 22 November 2013 12:18 PM

    Well said raspi ! Spot On.

    Immature Friday, 22 November 2013 12:20 PM

    Always negative..Atleast he has accepted the fact the government is trying to reduce the budget deficit.

    aja Saturday, 23 November 2013 04:46 AM

    Harsha

    please keep quiet no good for nothing u guys only can talk


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