Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne presented the appropriation bill for 2011 in Parliament a short while ago.
Projected expenditure of the government for economic development for 2011 is to be Rs 75.2 billion while the defence expenditure is to be Rs 9.7 billion. Expenditure for health is projected to be Rs 62.2 billion.
The amount allocated for the President is to be Rs 2.2 billion while Rs 1.5 billion is to be allocated for Parliament.
Not bad after all all in the family and allocation for namal too or shared within the loot
asela Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:40 AM
I bet that Rs. 2500 increase for public servants is not there.
Percy Mandawala Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:41 AM
These budgets will go over the roof when waste and corruption take place.
Jif Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:41 AM
All ministers will eye for a piece of this.
willow Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:02 AM
Cynic Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:27 AM
Does the PM understand what he is reading?
legaltalk Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:30 AM
1.5 billion for the 200 something members of parliament and 2.2 billion for one person?
Gamaya Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:35 PM
Guys... Here is the catch... Who is in charge of the Economic Development Budget...?
Rajitha Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:57 PM
well, he's the president..
PM Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:59 PM
Others please don’t shout, be patient.....your turn will come next year. We allocate the gathapanahawa / funds based on the priority level.
Lankan Tuesday, 19 October 2010 05:45 PM
So he deserves the lion share. Are we in a democratic country or are we working on under a proprietory owner....
Anver Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:22 AM
We all thought that with the end of the war, major portion of the budget will go towards redevelopment of the country. Sadly, once again most of the money will be on "defence" spending, when we boast that our country is now 'free and secure.'
malkanthi Wednesday, 20 October 2010 05:39 AM
There should be a big allocation of funds for minister delegation accompany H.E. overseas trips! Will the respective ministries will be able to afford??
Mithraka Fernando Wednesday, 20 October 2010 08:41 AM
what about the pending overdue bills???
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