Budget benefits for public sector
Commenting on the Budget 2009, Senior Economics Lecturer of the
Peradeniya University Dr. Malaka Ranatilleke said measures such as
reduction of fuel prices and increase of public servant’s cost of living
allowances have brought relief to the ordinary people.
“To pass the benefit to the public, the Government should implement a
system of sound management. The middle class too has been benefitted but
the imposition of a cess and other duties has caused inconvenience to
certain segments,” he said.
He also predicted larger benefits to the people when the development
drive is further accelerated after the defeat of terrorism.