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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today that public servants would be given a permit to import a vehicle once in ten years.

Speaking during the committee stage debate on the budget, he said the permits would be issued only twice during their career.

The Prime Minister said it was impossible to give a vehicle permit once in five years considering the traffic congestion on the roads.

He said the government had no option but to introduce a contributory pension scheme for the public sector because the government could no longer afford a handout.

As for MPs the Prime Minister said offices would be provided to all of them at a location close to the parliamentary complex.

He said a budget office would be set up soon by allowing Parliament to acquire the Agriculture Ministry office.

The Prime Minister said the stage was set to introduce the Right to Information Act and several other legislations soon. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Ram Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:05 PM

    This is a comedy budget, they will change it until the next budget.

    Pxx Friday, 04 December 2015 07:53 AM

    What about doctors income TAX?Do they come-up with genuine numbers to TAX MAN?

    Edward Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:25 PM

    Every one has forgotten the expatriate workers and hope at least this government will think of them.

    cj Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:30 PM

    Dear Upul when an on call doctor receives a call to attend an emergency in the middle of the night he should use non existent public transport shows what an imbecile you are. via DM Android App

    Kumar Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:55 PM

    What about people bring foreign currency

    Upul Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:17 PM

    Why is this government giving into the people at the top level, who forcibly try to get all the benefits as if they cannot afford those? It is a joke to amend all the proposals brought in by the budget. This Vehicle Permit has to be abolished entirely. If you cannot afford a Car then use the public transport.

    garawi Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:10 PM

    So Ranil caved into the GMOA car permit request! And the president says his is a strong government! Strong government do not change policies to satisfy the influential!

    Raj Thursday, 03 December 2015 06:26 PM

    What public get! No permits and no proper service from the professional at state sector. STOP ALTOGETHER THESE PERMITS THING!

    BUSHEL Thursday, 03 December 2015 05:10 PM

    Can u tell this to practice in parliament first.

    BUSHEL Thursday, 03 December 2015 05:06 PM

    Or Long live our politicians even if country goes to hell! Anyway it us already,,,

    BUSHEL Thursday, 03 December 2015 05:03 PM

    I am a retired patient. Either sell or use it is a privilege given to that category. Do u like taking off ur privilege? Removing privillage

    josh Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:32 PM

    are you a public servant who wants the permits to sell and get money?

    simon Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:13 PM

    Do not understand why we are so obsessed with vehicles and spending so much time and money but not for essentials in life.

    chamithroshanwijenayake Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:24 PM

    It is unjustifiable.If Politicians just having with School Grade 8 or OL enjoying maximum privileges including Vehicle permits, why you all deprived the rights of Professional in State sector.

    Batcha Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:03 PM

    Only the government staff things they are doing service to the country.what about the payee tax payers who r in the private sector

    M.Rasheed Thursday, 03 December 2015 03:55 PM

    At this rate not a SINGLE budget proposal will be carried. Very Bad governanceAn Amused Citizen

    Sapu Thursday, 03 December 2015 03:36 PM

    The plan was remove all permits and replace it with a cash grant but ppl inclduing politicians want the permits

    ANTON Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:59 PM

    SIR .... WHAT ABOUT A LIQUOR PERMIT FOR POOR PEOPLE ???

    Gamaya Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:51 PM

    The Budget is also like our constitutions, continuously being amended.

    Middle Class Worker Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:44 PM

    It has always been a dream to buy a car and shall be.

    mohan Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:12 PM

    how about executives in private sector and Migrant workers who bring Forex ?Double standard ?

    B S Perera Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:01 PM

    Long live our executives even if country goes to hell!

    Palitha Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:54 PM

    I really hope the environment and economic conscious people will stage a protest the reduce the duty on electric vehicles.

    renumal Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:31 PM

    Happy, Government servant Now you can work .People like us yet striking

    Thusara Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:25 PM

    Good decision


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