Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today pledged to add the Rs. 10,000 salary increment of government servants to the basic salary in three stages with Rs. 2,500 added in January next year and announced several amendments to budget proposals providing some tax reliefs while assuring more in the near future.
It was also announced that the pension scheme would not be abolished and all existing public servants would get it continuously.
Mr. Wickremesinghe who made a special statement in Parliament said the government has decided reduce the vehicle emission tax to Rs. 1,500 as an interim measure and to reduce the revenue license fee increase to 15 percent from 25 percent which was announced in the budget speech. (Yohan Perera)
chamithroshanwijenayake Monday, 14 December 2015 04:26 PM
Being a Qualified Accountant(FCMA), hon.Finance Minister is unable to present a budget propsal without amendments.I thing this happened very first time in Sri Lanka.
kan Monday, 14 December 2015 04:32 PM
FinMin should resign for preparing and announcing a unworkable budget which has been opposed almost by every quarter in Sri Lanka.
Sapu Monday, 14 December 2015 04:40 PM
While some decisions are good some are bad. Some of the decisions make it look like the Unions won.
citizen Monday, 14 December 2015 04:44 PM
If the budget has to be amended so many times how is the finance Minister going to bridge the gap. He should resign and give the post to a capable person
ANTON Monday, 14 December 2015 04:53 PM
THE SUCCESS OF FAMILY LIFE DEPENDS ON ITS BUDGET.
onlooker Monday, 14 December 2015 05:06 PM
The budget proposals have been entirely amended now! The finance minister Ravi Karunanayake, if he has any dignity should resign now.
blackparrot Monday, 14 December 2015 05:09 PM
Most important amendment to come: subsidies to grow money trees
Gamaraala Monday, 14 December 2015 05:13 PM
Hope these people understood the meaning of key words "Unfunded Pension Liability" in PMs speech. This will be bomb that will sink our economy one day.....
Ram Monday, 14 December 2015 05:19 PM
This budget is a total failure. They came to power promising people so many benefits, but they are putting more and more burden on the people. MR gov. did lot of development and they never gave the burden to people like this, even during conducting war. MR also faced the world economy crisis successfully. People was greedy and they wanted more and changed the government and now all is lost. No development is happening and economy is going down day by day.
lankan Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:09 AM
"never gave burden to people"? LOL
Premalal Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:41 AM
It is easy to give but never easy to take back.
MSR Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:58 AM
This is what happens when the economist is made the foreign minister!
Appuhaamy Tuesday, 15 December 2015 08:16 AM
Ram, Can you please check if your former boss has settled all his bills before leaving office.
sas Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:17 PM
An excellent speech by the PM. Well said sir.
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