Amendments to Appropriation Bill passed: Views expressed in Parliament

Amendments to Appropriation Bill passed: Views expressed in Parliament

Amendments to Appropriation Bill passed: Views expressed in Parliament

Written by Tharushan Fernando

26 Nov, 2015 | 10:15 pm

The amendments proposed to the Appropriation Bill was passed in Parliament on Thursday. Thirty five votes were cast in favour while three votes were cast against it.

During the second reading of the Budget, Minister Sajith Premadasa raised an issue surrounding the supply of water. He stated:

I issue this challenge to the creators of the miracle of Hambantota , who are seated in the opposition. Instead of consuming water from the bottle that is provided in parliament, I challenge you to drink this water that is used daily by over 40,000 people living in Tissmaharama.

He  added:

This will be the biggest miracle because Tissamaharama gets impure water while the parliament, the cabinet and the president’s palace get pure, labelled water. This is the destruction that has taken place to our country but without any hesitation , the Government of Good Governance has allocated million and millions to provide pipe-water to the people who did not receive water from the Hambantota Miracle

JVP MP,Vijitha Herath stated:

The economic policy of this unity government is also loans, fines and taxes. This is the same policy that the Rajapaksa Administration followed. There is no difference in this. So, if you are introducing to us an economy that is dependent of loans, fines and taxes, and if we cannot reach the benchmark of providing goods and services, as a country we will see economic destruction.

State Minister of Finance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena stated:

Even if we have a consensular government or a singular government, if we do not align the economy with the global economy, we cannot move forward. So what we aspire is for a strong economy to take this country forward in the next two years and we need to work together in this

MP, Vasudeva Nanayakkara stated:

What we need to do is not sell off the state property but to find means of increasing their revenue. We need revenue and the UNP wants to, and aspires to, make Sri Lanka a country that will supply financial services globally. Therefore this day-dream may become the people’s nightmare and with the current level of opposition raised against the government, they will not be able to move ahead.

Minister of Social Services and Social Welfare, P. Harrison stated:

I do not know what points he likes in this budget. But every word that he speaks is aimed at spreading revenge, hatred and jealousy and they speak of destruction. But the people of this country who do not even own a piece of land have been waiting for years for ownership. So a person with the wise mind will not oppose it.

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