Senior Minister of Human Resource Management D.E.W. Gunasekera said in Parliament today that Budget 2015 is unique as it has given the priority to human resource development and covered informal economy fully unlike any other budgets since independence.
Only 60 therapeutic massage parlors are registered with the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine and the Ministry has no authority to regulate the so called other therapeutic massage parlous that are being operated as business entities as the law is no longer strong enough to counteract them said Minister of Indigenous Medicine Salinda Dissanayake.
The expected revenue of Sri Lanka Telecom for the year 2014 is 4000 million rupees, for the year 2015 is 4200 million rupees and for 2016 is 4425 million rupees according to a document tabled in Parliament today (28).
International Monetary Cooperation Senior Minister and Deputy Finance Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama said in Parliament today that the government plans to bring down the budget deficit to 4.6 percent of the GDP.
Last UNP regime in which Ranil Wickremesinghe had been the Prime Minister went down in the annals of history as the government which did not give a single public sector job to people, Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Sarath Amunugama said in Parliament today.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance is scheduled to present his government’s tenth successive budget in Parliament today. It is also incidentally the 69th budget of independent Sri Lanka.